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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/udev-guide.xml,v 1.21 2004/11/26 22:13:36 swift Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/udev-guide.xml,v 1.22 2004/11/28 14:50:37 swift Exp $ -->
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6<guide link="/doc/en/udev-guide.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/udev-guide.xml">
7<title>Gentoo udev Guide</title> 7<title>Gentoo udev Guide</title>
8 8
9<author title="Author"> 9<author title="Author">
17This document explains what udev is and how you can use udev to fit your needs. 17This document explains what udev is and how you can use udev to fit your needs.
18</abstract> 18</abstract>
19 19
20<license/> 20<license/>
21 21
22<version>0.17</version> 22<version>0.18</version>
23<date>2004-11-26</date> 23<date>2004-11-28</date>
24 24
25<chapter> 25<chapter>
26<title>What is udev?</title> 26<title>What is udev?</title>
27<section> 27<section>
28<title>The /dev Directory</title> 28<title>The /dev Directory</title>
390<body> 390<body>
391 391
392<p> 392<p>
393Even though our intention is to have a consistent naming scheme between both 393Even though our intention is to have a consistent naming scheme between both
394dynamical device management solutions, sometimes naming differences do occur. 394dynamical device management solutions, sometimes naming differences do occur.
395</p>
396
397<p>
395One reported clash is with a HP Smart Array 5i RAID controller (more precisely 398One reported clash is with a HP Smart Array 5i RAID controller (more precisely
396the <c>cciss</c> kernel module). With udev, the devices are named 399the <c>cciss</c> kernel module). With udev, the devices are named
397<path>/dev/cciss/cXdYpZ</path> with X, Y and Z regular numbers. With devfs, the 400<path>/dev/cciss/cXdYpZ</path> with X, Y and Z regular numbers. With devfs, the
398devices are <path>/dev/hostX/targetY/partZ</path> or symlinked from 401devices are <path>/dev/hostX/targetY/partZ</path> or symlinked from
399<path>/dev/cciss/cXdY</path>. 402<path>/dev/cciss/cXdY</path>.
402<p> 405<p>
403If this is the case, don't forget to update your <path>/etc/fstab</path> and 406If this is the case, don't forget to update your <path>/etc/fstab</path> and
404bootloader configuration files accordingly. 407bootloader configuration files accordingly.
405</p> 408</p>
406 409
410<p>
411The same happens with all-round symlinks that used to exist in
412<path>/dev</path>, such as <path>/dev/mouse</path>, which <c>udev</c> doesn't
413create anymore. Be certain to check your X configuration file and see if the
414Device rule for your mice point to existing device files.
415</p>
416
407</body> 417</body>
408</section> 418</section>
409<section> 419<section>
410<title>Other issues</title> 420<title>Other issues</title>
411<body> 421<body>

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