/dev 'not updated'

conathan at conet.dyndns.org conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Sat Mar 22 17:51:46 PST 2003


> On Fri, 2003-03-21 at 23:02, conathan at conet.dyndns.org wrote:
>
>> AFAIK, I believe that the kernel version should not matter with the
>> device file entries.  As an example, if I wanted to create a mouse
>> driver for XFree 4.3 (This is the PS/2 port), I would mknod 10 2
>> /dev/psaux, or mknod 10 2 /dev/mouse .
>
> 'nother minor point, /dev/mouse is more commonly just a symlink pointing
> to whatever the "default" mouse device should be (/dev/psaux,
> /dev/ttyS0, /dev/input/mice, etc)


Sorry...  I was just trying to mention that those #'s are the important
bit, instead of the actual filename.


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