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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">
3 3
4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/udev-guide.xml,v 1.18 2004/09/30 11:27:35 swift Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/udev-guide.xml,v 1.19 2004/10/18 15:52:08 swift Exp $ -->
5 5
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>0.14</version> 22<version>0.15</version>
23<date>September 30, 2004</date> 23<date>October 18, 2004</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>
187<pre caption="Installing udev"> 187<pre caption="Installing udev">
188# <i>emerge udev</i> 188# <i>emerge udev</i>
189</pre> 189</pre>
190 190
191<p> 191<p>
192udev will install <c>hotplug-base</c> as one of it's dependencies. If you 192udev will install <c>hotplug-base</c> as one of it's dependencies.
193intend to use hotplug to execute specific actions when you plug in your 193You do not need to install <c>hotplug</c> unless you want your modules
194favorite USB or IEEE1394 device then you should also emerge the whole bunch 194automatically loaded when you plug devices in. <c>hotplug</c> also handles the
195of hotplug scripts. 195automated bringup of network devices and firmware downloading.
196</p> 196</p>
197 197
198<pre caption="Installing optional hotplug scripts"> 198<pre caption="Installing optional hotplug scripts">
199# <i>emerge hotplug</i> 199# <i>emerge hotplug</i>
200</pre>
201
202<p>
203If you want modules loaded for devices that have been plugged in before you
204boot, use the coldplug package:
205</p>
206
207<pre caption="Installing the coldplug package">
208# <i>emerge coldplug</i>
200</pre> 209</pre>
201 210
202<p> 211<p>
203Kernelwise, if you're using the default set by <c>genkernel</c> then you're all 212Kernelwise, if you're using the default set by <c>genkernel</c> then you're all
204set. Otherwise be sure to activate the following options: 213set. Otherwise be sure to activate the following options:

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