Re: udev HOWTO?
Patrick Dreker wrote:
> I am actually using udev here on my production desktop, so it *is* usable
> (and /dev/console is there...). The only thing that really gave me a
> headache, was that I did not have devpts compiled into my kernel. After
> adding that most of the system worked as before...
Okay, so you installed udev from unstable, rebuilt your kernel with
devpts, and that's it? No udev customization required?
> And besides: If it doesn't work, one can always uninstall it again. If the
> system should become non-functional, on needs to disable the udev initscript
> from a rescue CD, after that the normal /dev/ will be back in place (udev
> only mounts a ramdisk over the "old-style" /dev)
Right, so you need ramfs in your kernel also, right? (Or as a module.) I
have that already, but it's not something I've seen noted as a
My idea of a rescue CD these days is Knoppix. Hmm. My Knoppix CD is about
a year or more old, I think; better update it...
> So if you're adventurous give it a try. I have 3 usb-stotage devices, and udev
> basically solved all my "which device is my camera today?" problems...
Yes, that's where udev really shines, particularly in comparison to
devfs, which has no comparable ability to ensure that a USB or SCSI
device always gets the same name even if it isn't on the same device