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Old 03-11-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
JWhitaker1321
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Question How to use udev to manage /dev on Slackware?


I'd like to use udev to manange /dev, but don't know what edits to make to Slackware's init files.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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I too am trying udev on Slackware, and I can offer this much. You can use the startup script that is included in the udev source tarball, which is called start_udev. The only alteration I made to that file is to remove the explicit exit command at the end of the script, due to it seemed to short circuit the calling script. I placed the call in /etc/rc.d/rc.S just after the non-networking filesystems are mounted.

That works, and I have a udev managed /dev, but now I'm in the process of trying to get udev.permissions set up so that I can use xterm, gxmame can find a valid executable. Right now I'm loading without udev and using the old static dev, looking for more info. Ugh, I love the udev idea so far, but I can't wait for a distro provided udev.permissions.

One other note: I'm using 2.6.3, the ATI fglrx 3.2.8, and pretty much everything else is stock Slack 9.1.
 
  


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