I'm in the process of putting together various USB gadgets to make a "docking station" for my laptop. One of the things I wanted was ethernet. My laptop has an ethernet port, but it'd be convenient to just plug in the one USB hub to connect my docking station.
I wanted to know if NetworkManager would automatically detect a USB ethernet adapter. When I was fiddling with my built-in wireless adapter awhile back, I had to restart NetworkManager to make it see the adapter. I was wondering if this would be the same or not for USB.
And yes, I could just try it, but I couldn't find a USB adapter locally, so I'd have to buy it online. If it doesn't work, it'll be hard to return it.