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I did a clean install of slack11 with huge26.s and udev enabled.
Hotplug is disabled and udev seems to work, but my /dev directory
has about 2600 elements. Searching in the forum for "udev" gives
me nearly the same amount of threads, so sorry if there is an answer
I didn´t see. I did a full install, kicked off the 2.4 kernel stuff and modules,
installed everything for 188.8.131.52 (the huge one), disabled hotplug and
rebootet. No further modification but configuring xorg.conf. Why are there
so much devices in /dev?
My /dev has 184 elements. 165 files. I remasterized the installer CDs, eliminated the 2.4 kernels and modules and installed right away with the 2.6 SMP kernel and modules. (it's all I did by now just for testing purposes). Using only udev. No hotplug. No problems so far.
Have you tried entering level 1, stopping udev and reinstalling devs and udev? (or maybe a similar procedure using a live CD (or the Slackware CD1 or the DVD))
I read somewhere that for upgrading those things udev must not be running otherwise it will cause problems.
Udev is running and executable, hotplug is deactivated, trust me ;-)
I did a reinstall in runlevel 1 with udev stopped and unmounted everything but / and swap.
Now there are 20 folders and 719 files in /dev while the system is running. While the system is NOT running
and mounted from slax there are about 2600 entrys, but that doesn´t matter. My 10.2 has 18 folders and 689 files
with udev and hotplug enabled. I don´t know what is "normal", it´s still a lot compared to folkenfanels 184 entrys.
Snowtigger, you are right, almost tty´s and pty´s. My kernel is huge26.
So if you think 700 entrys are ok in this case I stop worrying about udev.
Thanks a lot. Now I can go on configuring other things (hopefully) without a headache ;-)