The ability of hardware and drivers to allow plugging in and then using hardware without rebooting the system.

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USB audio device not fully working after hotplug

Since upgrading (from 12.04) to 14.04.1, when I hotplug my USB headset, it does not work right. It won't show up in capture controls, sometimes not even in playback devices. I have to fiddle with ...
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Should drive names be constant?

I am hot plugging two hard drives into 5 SATA controllers. And each time I see them as /dev/sda and /dev/sdc. Why? How will I configure RAID host swap if drives can change names depending on plug ...
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How can I run code whenever a USB device is (un)plugged, without requiring root permissions?

I have a script that I wish to run whenever I plug/unplug a mouse or keyboard to my USB port. There is already plenty of documentation on how to configure udev rules to run arbitrary scripts when a ...
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missing sbin/hotplug in Ubuntu

Im using Ubuntu and I cannot find /sbin/hotplug. Did anything replace it? How does it handle hotplugging? I read that kernel calls it for notifying user space when an hotplug event happens. I also ...
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What's hotplug in Ubuntu

Many questions are tagged : hotplug . However , No wiki found in : http://askubuntu.com/tags/hotplug/info I've read this: Modularized USB drivers are loaded by the generic /sbin/hotplug ...
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Difference between “removable drive hot-plugged” and “removable media inserted”?

On Xubuntu's "Removable Drives and Media" settings, I see two items that can each be checked on/off that seem very similar. Can someone explain what the difference is? Under the "Storage" tab are [ ...
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hot-plugging USB 3.0 drive NOT working in ubuntu 12.04

I have dell E6520 laptop with latest ubuntu 12.04. I also have the EC (ExpressCard) with the USB3.0 ports. The card is recognized by ubuntu (I can see in in lspci), but when I plug in the external ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 support Hot plugging

I have a motherboard that supports Hot plugging and a Power Supply that also supports this. Does Ubuntu support doing a Hard Drive Hot plugging?