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Re: Proper creation of /dev/apm_bios

On Thu, 31 Oct 2002 15:49, John Goerzen wrote:
> That would be fine too -- even ideal.  Or a dep on powermgmt-base by
> domething.  Powermgmt-base appears to be better because it also handles
> devfs, though I'm not familiar enough with devfs to know exactly what that
> means.

For devfs nothing is required.  If the kernel supports the device then 
/dev/misc/apm_bios will be created when the module is loaded (or it'll be 
created at boot time if the driver is statically linked into the kernel).  
The devfsd program will create a symlink /dev/apm_bios when it is started 
with the default configuration.

You don't need to do anything on devfs.  I use /dev/apm_bios with devfs on the 
laptops I manage without any special work.

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