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Old 12-11-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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How do I know if I'm using devfs or not?

I'm reading this [ ] and at one place in it it says

options snd major=116 cards_limit=4 device_mode=0660 device_gid=29 device_uid=0
# or if you use devfs (gid=29 is 'audio' on Debian)
# options snd major=116 cards_limit=4 device_mode=0660 device_gid=29 device_uid=0
So what is devfs? How do I know if I am using it or not?
Old 12-11-2004, 06:43 PM   #2
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Well the full answer to your first question is here:

But I guess that just raises the question of what was in /dev before devfs came along and that is answered here:

But to answer your second question simply type 'mount' and look if there is a line saying:

none on /dev type devfs (rw)

or similar - if so you are using devfs.



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