Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119265
ppc32 should have /dev/adb and /dev/pmu
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
PowerMac (ppc) machines should have /dev/adb (the bus that drives ADB
mice / keyboards).
/dev/pmu is the Power Management device for PowerMacs. We should have
I'll attach a patch to the spec file which will do this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to use any program that interfaces /dev/adb or /dev/pmu, such
Created attachment 98907 [details]
add /dev/adb and /dev/pmu to the ppc build of MAKEDEV / dev
Should these device nodes be present on ppc64 systems as well?
For pSeries, I doubt it. If those users aren't complaining about them
not being there, then I guess they don't need them. The exception may
be the G5, but I'd take that as a separate bug if somebody reports it.
I don't have any ppc64 hardware to test with (I'm testing on G3 and G4).
*** Bug 121178 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Might as well include the device nodes on ppc64 too, as it does no
harm there, and G5 powerbooks will eventually turn up.
Are there going to be any G5 PowerBooks with *ADB*? /dev/pmu on ppc64
in anticipation of a PowerBook G5 makes sense, but /dev/adb?
IMO it would make the most sense to create /dev/adb and /dev/pmu on
ppc32, and /dev/pmu without /dev/adb on ppc64.
The G4 powerbooks see the internal keyboard and touchpad as ADB
peripherals. I don't see why the G5 powerbooks should be different.
There's no harm in creating /dev/adb there too.
Ah, I didn't realize that! I thought Apple had completely killed
ADB... Never mind my previous comment, then.
Seems to be fixed with MAKEDEV-3.7-2 (and possibly earlier).