ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
>> Hi Friends
>> Is it possible to RESTART a Device Driver in Linux (Manually or
> through a program)?
Device drivers in Linux take the form of either a 'module', which is
a runtime-loadable binary, or are built into the kernel.
In the case of modules, you can insert, remove, and list modules
with the insmod, rmmod, and lsmod commands respectively.
Why do you need to do this, out of interest?
> In Windows we have, registry database, where in we dump all
> system related information. Do we have a similar registry in
> Linux ?
Nope. There is no once central database : personally I think it's
a horrendously stupid idea baecause if it breaks it takes out your
Linux configuration files tend to appear in the /etc directory or
a subdirectory, and tend to take the form of a text file which can
be read and edited by humans.
/etc/inetd.conf Network configuration
/etc/smb.conf Samba configuration
/etc/rc.d Startup script configuration
There are dozens more, and frequently directories with subsections
of configurations also.
Again, what exactly are you looking for?
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