Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22811
devfs kills /dev/mouse
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:21 EDT
This isn't exactly a gpm problem, but . . .
devfs overlays /dev/mouse and the initscripts and gpm rely on its
existence. I would recommend changing the /etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm file to
directly reference the right mouse device or adding some magic to kudzu and
the initscripts to write a link at startup. Another possibility is using
devfsd to make the links, as in:
CFUNCTION GLOBAL symlink $devname mouse
CFUNCTION GLOBAL unlink mouse
(see bug 22809 for notes on that). However, if a new mouse is detected,
kudzu would still have to change that link somehow. Anyway, just a heads
up on that.
This isn't high priority, since devfs isn't going to be in use anytime
soon. I just like it when the initscripts work without kludging.
ARG, sorry about the duplicate!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 22810 ***