> Sometimes when I plug in a USB device I get a dialog asking if I want to
> configure it ... surely it would be possible to have that mechanism also
> consult a database (part of a distro, or on some web server) fpr info
> about the device, and offer the option for to poke at the device a bit to
> see if it behaves. That stuff works for music CDs; why not USB devices?
Not everyone who uses USB devices uses X.
It's a bit difficult to pop up a "unscrew my printer" dialog when you're
on the console.
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