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2.6.15 kernel sarge backport and udevs ... (Was: making udev require 2.6.15 kernels)

Hi Marco ...

On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 11:27:12AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> >   - older udev with newer kernel works mostly, but some events are lost.
> Not really. udev versions older than 072 do not support the new nested
> classes used by the input subsystem in kernels >= 2.6.15.
> The effect is that device nodes in /dev/input/ will not be created, and
> the respective drivers will not be loaded.
> Also, udev versions older than 059 have some bugs which break
> referencing sysfs attributes since kernel 2.6.12.
> The first problem is the important one.

I have tried building a newer udev as a sarge backport, since i kind of lost
some functionality (like usb hotplug and autoloading of mass storage devices,
but it may be due to other issues), but i failed lamentability, since udev
pulled in a new module-init-tools and hald/dbus, which in turn pulled in qt4,
at which point i stopped.

Do you have already done backport packages, for running 2.6.15 and beyond
kernels on a sarge system, or are there real problem with trying to do this ? 


Sven Luther

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