Friday, December 17, 2010

How to Access / Install Device Manager in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic koala

There is not an application like Windows Device Manager Ubuntu. Gnome-Device-Manager is the Ubuntu equivalent for the Windows Device Manager application. it's not installed by default. Gnome Device Manager is a front-end, or GUI, to the HAL daemon service. HAL continuously polls the system message flow or "desktop bus," which is also known as "D-Bus.", D-Bus listen for messages about hardware events from the Linux kernel. Example , that a pendrive has been inserted.

How to Install Device Manager in Ubuntu

Open a Terminal andt type

$sudo apt-get install gnome-device-manager

or use synaptic package manager

Using Device Manager in Ubuntu

Gnome Device Manager is started by selecting
Applications → System Tools → Device Manager.