[kde-linux] kde 3.1

Derek S. Anderson scott_anderson at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Sep 13 13:11:35 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 13 September 2005 02:39 am, Michael J. Reccoppa wrote:
> I have a question regarding kde 3.1 that I was wondering if you can help
> with.
> I'm a configuration engineer that typically only deals with Windows
> servers. One of my customers has us loading KDE 3.1 on a IBM 8190 Server
> and install an internal IOmega IDE Zip Drive.  I'm very new dealing with
> Linux and I'm not really sure where to go to confirm that the Zip drive is
> installed and is seen by the OS.
> In Windows XP, I can go into the Device Manager and look under disk drives
> to see if it's there, but I am not sure where to go in KDE 3.1.
> Could you tell me where to go and verify that the Zip Drive is installed
> and being seen by the OS?
> Thanks for your help.
> Michael

I'm not sure for KDE 3.1, but in 3.4 anyway there is a GUI summary of devices 
recognized by the OS under [Start > System > InfoCenter > KInfocenter]. It 
can also be run from the command line if needed. It is arranged according to 
Linux's way of dealing with devices, so it's a mile away from Windows's 
Device Manager, and it only lets you browse, not do anything. But it's as 
close as you're going to get, I think, to what you want.

By the way, look for the IDE device (if it is one) under 'PCI', and if its a 
USB zip drive then, well, under 'USB'...


Derek S. Anderson,
scott_anderson at blueyonder.co.uk

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