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Disconnected device still visible in /dev

When my Bluetooth GPS logger disconnects it's removed from the Bluetooth devices list in the statusbar on OS X but I can still see it mapped in /dev: ls /dev/tty\.* > /dev/tty.GPSDEVICE-SPPslave ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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Identify an unidentified device in windows 7 without opening up the computer? [duplicate]

If I go to Device Manager and click on the device I am trying to connect, the device properties does not always (almost never) list the actual device name and model. Is there any way to identify ...
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Possible to copy property information in Device Manager?

In Windows 7 "Device Manager", is it possible to copy a device's property details (other than manually transcribing)? If not, where are these properties and values stored? Perhaps I can go straight ...
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How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?

How does Windows determine device categorization in "Device Manager"? For instance, Device Manager lists such categories as "Imaging devices", "Keyboards", "Sound, video, and game controllers", etc. ...
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What exactly are device drivers and INFfiles?

I know that a device driver is a piece of software that enables the OS to communicate with a piece of hardware, but recently I've heard about INF files and have gotten quite confused. Some sources say ...
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Ubuntu semi-permanently disabled Bluetooth (and freaked me out)

A couple of months ago, I disabled my Bluetooth device from inside Ubuntu 10 (I forget which version specifically). I then rebooted into Windows, only to find that the icon was gone. Curious, I went ...
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Removable USB HDD gets labelled as VMWare USB Device!!? How to fix?

I have a Western Digital 500GB External USB drive. Everytime I plug it in, one of my Win7 PCs label it as "VMWare USB Device" The same name appears under Devices and Printers. Device Manager and most ...