Re: Getting rid of hotplug & Co. for 2.6
Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
So all I need to know: Can I run a 2.6 kernel without hal, udev and
hotpt lug being installed, or with these packages being disabled at boot
time at least?
Please tell me it will work ... :)
I'm not a debian user so i'll talk in general.
hal,udev and hotplug are nothing necessary for your system ... surely at
least on of them is really usefull :)
HAL: i-ve not understood fully yet what it serves, but AFAIK is
something usefull in combination with dbus and gnome-vfs-manager to have
a more "user friendly' device management, as automounting , autorun and
stuffs like these.
HOTPLUG: in combination with coldplug is used to identify hardware as
soon as it is attached and do "thing" about it, as MODPROBING
modules,run scripts and so on .
UDEV: i don't i could live without it :) is a replacement for udevfs and
has the scope of creating in a dynamic way Device Nodes for your
hardware and much more as , for example, map your hardware to other
string like "/dev/usb-hd" your external usb disk.