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Bug#358607: linux-image-2.6.16-1-686: /dev/input missing



On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:20:29 +0100
maximilian attems <maks@sternwelten.at> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 02:54:03PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:15:20 +0100
> > marcus@better.se wrote:
> > 
> > > Package: linux-image-2.6.16-1-686
> > > Version: 2.6.16-2
> > > Severity: normal
> > > 
> > > After booting this kernel I found that the /dev/input directory
> > > was missing. This caused the X server to fail to start since the
> > > mouse device wasn't found.
> 
> what udev version are your running?
> please upgrade to 0.087-2 in unstable.

If initramfs-tools does not work with whatever version of udev lower
than 0.087-2 then is it not a bug in initramfs-tools to have too
relaxed package dependencies?


> > Try adding the following to /etc/kernel-img.conf:
> 
> jonas what are you talking about?
> /dev/input has nothing todo with the initramfs generator used.
> but depends on the right input modules to be loaded.

Indeed. And do ramdisk generators not take care (either by themselves
or by including a helper tool like udev within the ramdisk) to load
those input modules?

What I was trying to do - since it was not obvious from the bugreport
itself - was to check if the bug happened with one ramdisk generator
and not the other, and if so reassign this bugreport from linux-2.6 to
that ramdisk generator, as it would then not be a kernel bug.

why does it not make sense to you?


It woould probably make sense for linux-2.6 to have reportbug include
the contents of /etc/kernel-img.conf in the future.


 - Jonas

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