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Old 04-14-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Map USB device to a specific special file

Hi all,

sorry to bother you with this, but I forgot how to do it and can't find it on google.

I know that there is a way to map a specific USB device to a specific special file. Currently it is mapped to /dev/input/eventX where X is variable (may change each time you plug in a USB device).

I want to map it to a specific special file every time it is plugged in. I remember that I was able to steer that based on the product ID or product key (something viewable by "cat /proc/bus/input/devices").

I can't remember how to do it...can anyone please refresh my memory?

Many thanks,
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The document to search for is "Writing udev rules"
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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Cheers, that was it!



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