Re: Hotplug, udev, hal, etc.
Am Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2005 11:57 schrieb Anders Ellenshøj Andersen:
> Udev in unstable now conflicts with hotplug. From what I can gather udev
> has eaten up all of hotplugs functionallity, but I don't really have a clue
> about what is going on. Since some important KDE stuff depends on all this
> to work, I'd sure like if someone who knows this stuff could explain what
> the h... is going on.
Sure, by upgrading, you loose all abilities to run linux-2.4.xx with hotplug
functionality. You also agree to not run a linux kernel <2.6.12 because that
won't work, too. Actually, you should run linux kernel 2.6.14 or higher. I
know, doesn't exist, yet but that seems to be the attitude of the udev
Obviously, he lives in a perfect world, where all external kernel modules
adapt to kernel changes very fast.
Obviously, some DDs (e.g. the udev maintainer) gave up to make it possible to
have more than one major kernel version installed (and still be able to run
The udev package somewhat digs its own hole and I am glad that I did not
change to udev. The udev package could also ask if you want to use hotplug or
udev's coldplug, does it? (Can't tell because I don't have it installed).