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Re: Strange behaviour

From: "Olaf Meeuwissen" <olaf@epkowa.co.jp>
> Matthew Guenther <guentherm@asme.org> writes:
> > I recently got a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 8200) and have installed
> > on it and set up pretty much everything as I like it.  However I've run
> > a problem that I haven't seen before which confounds all my attempts to
> > it out.
> > I compiled my own kernel (2.4.18) and tried some new options that I'd
> > used before such as devfs, ext3, alsa and hotplug support so I'm
> > if this could be a kernel problem.  Anyone heard of something like this
> > happening before?
> Err, you did read Documentation/filesystems/devfs/README, didn't you?
> If not, recompile your kernel without devfs and I think your problems
> will disappear.
> Using devfs takes a bit more than a CONFIG_DEVFS_FS=y in your config.

No kidding!  And many of the errors you might find seem totally unlikely to
be related to devfs. Whenever you compile a kernel with devfs, don't make
ANY other changes to the config file until you know it's working.

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