[gobolinux-users] Re: Building from base system

Albert albertwagner at cox.net
Sat Aug 27 16:13:58 GMT 2005


Jonas Karlsson wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 02:42:45 +0200, Albert <albertwagner at cox.net> wrote:
> 
>> Hisham Muhammad wrote:
>>
>>> On 8/26/05, Albert <albertwagner at cox.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hisham Muhammad wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Huh? That's weird. It means Udev is missing.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I was referring to the base system, not the KDE system.
>>>
>>>   Yes, Udev is necessary in the base system. It handles our /dev now.
>>
>>
>> I've never used Udev.  Is it run once at installation?  Or does it 
>> run  with every boot?
>>
> 
> It's runned at boot and is present all the time. It's indtead of devfs  
> that earlier was in the kernel.
> Udev looks at what hardware that is installed and makes a node in /dev 
> for  it. It also, together with hotplug, makes nodes for devices that 
> are  plugged in while the computer is running.
> 
Ah!  That would explain my problem with missing parport0 and 
lp0....It probably is not detecting my parallel port.


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