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    Slackware Device File System is what?


    DevFS?
    UDev?
    Neither?
    Something Else?

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    UDEV
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    yep, udev, and its awesome too

    you can choose not to run it by disabling udev on startup (chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.udev), and have a static /dev, however I prefer udev as it actually reflects the hardware in your system a little more.

    its up to you though.

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    Thank ya much

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartsmagic
    UDEV

    err, for the 2.4.x kernel as well? 2.4 default system is DevFS, if I'm not mistaken... I run 2.4.x

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroth404
    Quote Originally Posted by heartsmagic
    UDEV

    err, for the 2.4.x kernel as well? 2.4 default system is DevFS, if I'm not mistaken... I run 2.4.x
    Indeed.
    You need the 2.6 kernel for udev.
    For those using GNOME, their's one problem with it though, Slack's udev doesn't seem to be compatible with HAL (most GNOME distributions for Slackware like Freerock and Dropline have their own udev package though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroth404
    Quote Originally Posted by heartsmagic
    UDEV

    err, for the 2.4.x kernel as well? 2.4 default system is DevFS, if I'm not mistaken... I run 2.4.x
    He he, since I generally use 2.6 kernel i said that it is UDEV. Now i can say that both of them
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    Slackware uses 2.4 by default, and therefore it's device filesystem is DevFS, if you use a 2.6 kernel, which is available in testing, it'll use udev by default, make sure you have the latest available, the old versions have a few bugs which have been worked out.

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