Re: udev - easy setup ?
On Friday 05 August 2005 06:03, Nate Bargmann <email@example.com>
> * Jules Dubois <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005 Aug 05 01:15 -0500]:
>> When I first installed it, I didn't do any sort of configuration. I
>> didn't see any difference in how my system worked, until I looked in /dev
>> where the dozens (hundreds?) of device nodes I don't use were gone.
> Well, that should restore some inodes back to the system at the very
/dev is mounted as a tmpfs filesystem with "transient" inodes. With older
versions of udev, I think the original /dev directory was moved
to /.dev,and so it still used some inodes on /. With udev 0.65, /.dev is
gone and I don't know if it's just moved.
> I don't like comparing Debian and Windows, but here is an experience
> from yesterday. I have an IBM T42 at work without a 3.5" floppy drive,
> of course. Since more of these things are showing up, we decided it
> might be wise to get a USB floppy. We got it yesterday, new in the
> box. I plugged it into the T42 which runs XP, of course, and the OS
> picked it right up, assigned it as drive A, and I went right to
> formatting a disk in it and copying a file. Didn't even need the
> driver CD.
That's a good indication that it should (or could) work the same on Linux.
The fact you didn't need a driver CD may be evidence that Windows XP relies
on a built-in database to identify USB mass-storage drive types. My
experience with XP is limited; the first time I attached an Apple iPod to
an XP system, it wanted a driver.
> Right now I have some custom Hotplug scripts for my Jump Drive and my
> camera. They are a kludge, but they get the job done.
Where are hotplug scripts on a Debian system? Maybe I could locate a clue.