well i was thinking, what if a computer has unknown hardware, like say onboard stuff. what would one do? then i though, well maybe one would stick knoppix in since it autoloads all the drivers needed to run the system, could you use knoppix as a tool to find out what drivers are needed and what drivers are not?

i know its in /proc for what drivers are currently loaded, or lsmod or something like that, but would that work?