Ruminations on Udev, null and console

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Fri Feb 25 01:18:04 PST 2011


On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 12:24 -0600, alupu at verizon.net wrote:
> BTW, there is a [rant][/rant] I'm skipping, although the idea
> is not the first time to come up, where people "grow" from LFS
> to BLFS and become confused and/or _misunderstood_ about "falling
> behind" on the latest and greatest developments in LFS
> (my LFS system was built early 2005).

I'm guessing you don't run a 'modern' desktop then? It's pretty much
impossible to build and run a modern Gnome desktop without using udev -
mostly because udev these days isn't just about populating /dev nodes,
it's also how you identify what hardware is present.

Simon.
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