Identifying the Correct Drivers

The first hurdle that must be overcome when installing a driver is in identifying the correct driver to use. Modern Linux distributions go to great lengths to identify your hardware upon installation, but they sometimes miss or misidentify a component. You may also need to know what to use if you add a new device or recompile your kernel. Identifying the drivers actually involves two steps:

• Identifying the hardware

• Identifying the drivers that go with the hardware

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