The kernel version is 2.4.26 and the distributrion is Debian 2.0
Your distro is old
. Debian are up to 4.0 now AFAIK
I don't think I can help you as udev
was only introduced in the 2.6+ kernels. Somebody correct me please.
was designed to sort out exactly the sort of problem you are experiencing.
Maybe it is time to bite the bullet and upgrade?