Is autoconfigure useful and how do I do it?

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What are the features provided by ‘Auto Configuration’?

Are they useful?

What are the administration tools provided  by ‘Autoconfiguration’?

How can I raise the Driver configuration utility?

Answered By 55 points N/A #99989

Is autoconfigure useful and how do I do it?


I hope that you are talking about UnixWare Auto Configuration. The auto configuration feature in UnixWare 2 has several new kernel modules as compared to previous ones, it has few changes made to device driver initialization, and has introduced a new set of several administration tools.

From an administrative point of view, it holds the information that when and why the kernel modules are to be modified. These are very useful particularly when you don't have specific drivers for something and you need to install that device in order for it to be in working condition.

The administrative tools include the Device configuration utility (DCU) which provides the ability to map the hardware instances to device drivers, detect the ports and detect any hardware conflicts that would cause system failures. It has the resmgr (1M). This command provides a specific raw interface into the resource manager of kernel module. It is used to avoid any unrestricted changes to the database of kernel.

It also has the idconfupdate(1M). This command primarily targets to synchronize the resource managers database with the device files. The DCU automatically calls this command to sync up everything. You can also cancel this operation.

Raising the Driver Configuration Utility is a very lengthy and difficult task which normal users can't do. I suggest that you should not try to raise them as it will disturb other components because all these tools are integrated and uses some sort of parameters to sync themselves

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