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
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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