Re: nforce4 hardware: disappeared rtc device
On Thursday 30 June 2005 14:50, Håkan Stefansson wrote:
> [stuff deleted]
> The problem is that the system time was not correctly set up at boot and
> there is no /dev/rtc device file. hwclock --hctosys complains about that
> and refuses to set the system clock.
> If I manually create the device file (mknod rtc c 10 135), then hwclock
> --hctosys works and sets the time correctly. Now, if I reboot the
> system, the problem is back and the /dev/rtc I created has disappeared!
I have something similar, except in my case it's /dev/psaux that keeps going
walkies. I added this as "/etc/rcS.d/S41remake_mouse_device":
if [ ! -e /dev/psaux ]; then
mknod -m600 /dev/psaux c 10 1
echo "Mouse port already exists."
and it sort of works, although I need to try /etc/init.d/kdm start a few times
before X deigns to start up. Fortunately, this being GNU/Linux I don't have
to reboot very often, and I can live with it. If it was some sort of legacy
system that needed rebooting for other reasons beside power failures and
kernel recompiles, I would be climbing the walls by now .....
I'm sure it's related to udev -- the startup messages say something about
mounting a tmpfs over /dev. Does anyone know what I need to do to get it to
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