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Recommended update for hwinfo

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(Last modified: 25JAN2007)


solutions Recommended update for hwinfo SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (625a8580c15ecc6e9aad85d05772ae67)

Applies to

Package: hwinfo
hwinfo-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11409
Release: 20070125
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everybody should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

  • Hardware probing (e.g. running 'hwinfo') could result in unloading the 'lp' module, effectively removing the printer device (bug #180327).
  • And, the assignment if BIOS drive ids to hard disks has been improved (bug #197303).

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh hwinfo.rpm hwinfo-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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