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#1 2006-05-30 19:03:27

k.mandla
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Do I need UDev?

Forgive what might be a silly question, but I've been wondering if I could omit UDev on an old P3-750 laptop.

I read up on it a little bit, but most of it is admittedly over my head. Prudence says I should keep it since I'm not really sure what it does, but on the other hand, it slows my boot times by quite a bit.

Can someone help me understand what it does and if I need it on an older machine like mine?

Thanks in advance! smile

P.S.: This is a Latitude CPx, 750Mhz, 256Mb, ATI Rage Mobility M1, 20Gb. Cheers!


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#2 2006-05-30 19:45:58

phrakture
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Re: Do I need UDev?

Yes, you need it.  udev creates the /dev directory and handles things when hardware changes - i.e. plugging in a usb device and things.

You *can* do without it by making a static /dev, but it's really not worth it.  udev should not be obtrusive on low-spec systems.

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#3 2006-05-30 20:06:16

k.mandla
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Re: Do I need UDev?

Great. That's exactly what I needed  to know.  Thanks.


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#4 2006-05-31 01:12:48

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Re: Do I need UDev?

whatever happened to the other alternatives like n-dev or nano-dev or whatever it was called

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#5 2006-05-31 01:41:07

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Re: Do I need UDev?

Ndevfs was hideously incomplete last I checked, and probably unmaintained by now. Last I saw of it you couldn't use it if you wanted ALSA, DRI,  or a bunch of other things - it was usable on, say, embedded systems, but that's about it.

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