Bug 22811 - devfs kills /dev/mouse
devfs kills /dev/mouse
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 22810
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-24 17:08 EST by Alex Yacoub
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-24 17:08:02 EST
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Description Alex Yacoub 2000-12-24 17:08:00 EST
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

(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.
Comment 1 Alex Yacoub 2000-12-24 17:11:45 EST
ARG, sorry about the duplicate!

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 22810 ***

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