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Old 08-29-2005, 10:51 PM   #1
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slackware device questions

i was just wondering about my devices:
i have a thumb drive and for some reason i have to use device sda1 to mount it, isnt that supposed to be for scsi drives? is there a reason behind slackware using the scsi devices to mount thumb drives? y isnt there a usb device?

why dont my ethernet cards show up in /dev? i can turn them on with ifconfig, but eth0, etc. but ls -al /dev | grep "eth" turns up nothing, my ethernet cards are devices, so why arent they in /dev?
Old 08-29-2005, 11:19 PM   #2
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1) Because scsi emulation is used to read them. There are usb devices, but not used when scsi emulation is needed.

2) I guess it's because they're interfaces not devices. You shouldn't access them directly because it's more complicated than just writing to a raw device, a lot of things need to mix togheter to run a network interface, you can even have aliases for them. Not a good explanation but maybe it gives you a hint about why they aren't there.

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Old 08-30-2005, 10:20 AM   #3
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thx. i was just curious so your explanations are quite sufficent


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