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Old 11-02-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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Not able to find /proc/pci.

I noticed that on my SUSE Linux system that the /proc/pci virtual device is not there. Is this because it was obsoleted by lspci and is unique to the SUSE distribution?
Old 11-02-2005, 09:30 PM   #2
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/proc/pci was deprecated - you can enable it with a recompile of your kernel, but my guess is Suse defaults it to 'non-configured'

From the help files when you recompile a kernel :

CONFIG_PCI_LEGACY_PROC:                                                                  │
  │                                                                                          │
  │ This feature enables a procfs file -- /proc/pci -- that provides a                       │
  │ summary of PCI devices in the system.                                                    │
  │                                                                                          │
  │ This feature has been deprecated as of v2.5.53, in favor of using the                    │
  │ tool lspci(8). This feature may be removed at a future date.                             │
  │                                                                                          │
  │ lspci can provide the same data, as well as much more. lspci is a part of                │
  │ the pci-utils package, which should be installed by your distribution.                   │
  │ See <file: Documentation/Changes> for information on where to get the latest              │
  │ version.                                                                                 │
Old 11-02-2005, 10:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. This explains alot.


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