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Re: Confused! Confused! hotplug, kmod, kerneld, devfs, devfsd

thanx.. the reason I am asking this is that I want my Visor Deluxe work
under Debian using gnome pilot.. but I have no luck with compile in visor
code, or modules. and I just wondering if it has anything to do with
hotplug and devfsd

Edwin lau
On Thu, 22 Feb 2001 18:59:48 Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 01:47:37PM -0500, Chun Kit Edwin Lau wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > 
> > 	It is strictly speaking not a Debian question, but since I am
> using
> > Debian... please help!! I am having trouble trying to sort out what
> each
> > one of these things do: hotplug, kmod, kerneld, devfs, devfsd. I know
> they
> > are not the same, but I don't know the differences. I check out the
> man,
> > howtos and various documentation and still don't know what they really
> are.
> > please help me explaining them. thanx
> kmod is just an option in the kernel configuration to automatically
> load kernel modules on demand.  there is no userland daemon to worry
> about (just modutils which contains /sbin/modprobe) 
> hotplug is something very similar to kmod, its new with USB, its only
> needed if you use USB extensivly and need certain actions to be
> performed whem some devices are attached to the USB bus.  
> devfs is optional, you don't need it.  don't turn it on unless you
> want to break your system, you must know what your doing to mess with
> it.  
> devfsd adds symlinks to the fake devfs to make it compatible with the
> standard naming convention.  you don't need it if you don't use
> devfs.  
> -- 
> Ethan Benson
> http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

Edwin Lau (lauedw@waves.utoronto.ca)

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