Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189579
sonypi module not autoloading
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
I've just upgraded my Sony PGC-Z1XSP from FC3 to FC5, and I'm having a
problem getting the sonypi module to load on boot (a manual modprobe
sonypi works perfectly). This is almost certainly a udev problem, and I
had it working perfectly with udev under FC3, but things have changed a
little since then and I'm out of ideas so any suggestions would be most
I have the following in my modprobe.conf,
alias char-major-10-250 sonypi
options sonypi minor=250
and I've added the following files,
c $CONSOLE 10 250 1 1 sonypi
KERNEL="sonypi", NAME="%k", MODE="0666"
but with no discernable effect ... can anyone give me any pointers to
what I'm missing?
I guess the sonypi has no sysfs entry ("dev") in /sys .
Just create a file in /etc/udev/makedev.d/
Thanks for that. I tried following your advice, and on boot I now get the
following error message,
Starting udev: error parsing "/etc/makedev.d/51-sonypi.nodes" : unknown group
Immediately after boot,
find /sys -name "*sony*" -print
finds nothing, but after a manual modprobe sonypi it gives me,
Any hints on how to proceed from here would be much appreciated.
Ignore that last comment: I created the file in /etc/makedev.d rather than
/etc/udev/makedev.d. With it installed in the right place the device node is
created as expected.