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udev HOWTO?

Patrick Dreker <patrick@dreker.de> writes:

> Am Mittwoch, 24. März 2004 20:44 schrieb Dr.-Ing. C. Hurschler:
>> I read somewhere that there might be a script out there which will
>> put an icon on the KDE desktop when a USB device is plugged in.
>> I'm having the problem that sometimes USB devices get attached to
>> sda, and sometimes sdb or sdc.
>> Anyoune heard of such a srcipt or utility?
> KDE has this ability built-in (check Control-Center -> Desktop ->
> Behaviour -> Device Icons (Warning: translated from German, may be
> inaccurate)).
> The real solution to the device naming problem is in kernel 2.6,
> which can use a userspace utility named "udev", which can assign
> device names using e.g.  the Model/Vendor ID Strings in the device
> itself. This way one can associate e.g. "Lexar Jumpdrive" with
> /dev/memorystick, which solves the problem. But "udev" is not ready
> for widespread production use (IMHO). I use it on my SID desktop
> machine, but I had to configure quite some things so e.g. my scanner
> and my DVD burner worked...

Is there some sort of HOWTO for udev anyplace?  Any good resources for
people interested in udev that might have some Debian hints?  I'm
curious about it, but I'm not sure if udev is right for me (and it's
not something I can ask a doctor about).

 .''`.     Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca>
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