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tripathi 11-07-2003 09:57 AM

why there is a need for minor number and major number for monitor/keyboard in pc?
 
why there is a need for minor number and major number for devices
(monitor/keyboard/mouse) which are one in number connected to pc .?
the minor number and major number concept is good for devices that
can be two or more in number connected to pc like floppy drive,hard
disk drive etc. but only singly connected device to pc can be easily
detected by system.then what is the need of major num and minor numb
in them?

stickman 11-07-2003 10:36 AM

It's simply a standard method for creating devices. Besides, it is possible to connect more than one pointing device to a system. Multiple monitors on a computer used to be unheard of.


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