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15.3 Probing, attaching, etc.

Sound drivers probe and attach in almost the same way as any hardware driver module. You might want to look at the ISA or PCI specific sections of the handbook for more information.

However, sound drivers differ in some ways:

There are two possible methods to handle non-PnP devices:

pcm drivers should implement device_suspend, device_resume and device_shutdown routines, so that power management and module unloading function correctly.

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