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

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Keyboard / usb detachment alert?

I'm in a fun security-battle with a co-worker, where we each try to attach each others system in order to send out an email to all other co-workers in which they are invited to come and have a sweet ...
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Dell Latitude D520 won't detect hot-plugged optical drive

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bit as dual-boot with Windows 7 Pro. The optical drive works fine if I start the machine with the drive connected, but if I ...
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Cannot start Wireless HotSpot on USB adapter plug in (with udev rule)

I really need help on this matter. I have a PC with Lubuntu 14.10 and a Wireless USB stick TP-Link TL-WN722N and I want to create a wireless hotspot that automatically gets started upon wireless USB ...
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How to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Is there a way to stop the ttys from being flooded by the kernel messages? The display shows a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in ...
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eSata “HotPlugged” Drive Not Recognized

So, I have an Optiplex 780 with esata on the back. Under windows, I'm able to hotplug any ol' hard drive using my Thermaltake eSata USB Docking Station. As soon as I plug in the eSata cable, it spins ...
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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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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?