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Old 04-25-2004, 10:37 AM   #1
Ajeje Brazo
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makedev destroyed my weekend

hello this i my first post so... be patient.
my problem is the following:
i installed kernel 2.6.5 on my mkd10community, but on reboot my soundcard did not work (dev/dsp is a directory was the error or something like that) and my dvd writer (and cd writer) too.
it seemed that it's 'driver' (talking about the sound card) was missing so reading somewhere on the net i found someone that said that it was necessary to create the missing driver in /dev folder
to do so i had to use the command makedev /dev
i did it!!!!!!!!!

now i've 10095 files in my /dev folder and i don't even know what they are (probably they are ALL the possible devices supported by kernel)

result: total boot time passed from 1min 26 sec to 5 min !!!!! (from lilo to kde3.2 working)
i think this is not a good result also because my sound card is still not working.

but i did something more
in order to understand the way makedev works i typed makedev --help....
result: i've another folder (like /dev) with all possible drivers inside (it's name is /dev/--help)

but i still was not happy and typed makedev -d ... (you can imagine the result)

then i said: no problem i switch to root and delete at least the folders --help and -d (it's much more difficult to delete unwanted files in /dev because i don't know WHICH files are really unwanted)
result: files deleted OK SUCCESS!!
result2: on reboot files are still there!

this is the story of my weekend
now it's 17:35 and i hope to solve the problem today.

could someone help me??

PS i reduced boot time to 2 and half minute by disabling devfs service.


update: i reinstalled kernel (remaking modules) but nothing changed

Last edited by Ajeje Brazo; 04-26-2004 at 03:13 AM.


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