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Session

udev - How to Manage Linux Device Names From Userspace
Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kernel Hacker, SuSE Labs / Novell

Track: Products & Services
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Salon A

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With the introduction of udev and the Linux 2.6 kernel, all devices in a Linux system are able to be named in any way that the user desires, such as in a persistent manner. It's is being used as a building block by larger projects such as HAL and Gnome to present devices to users as they are added and removed from the system on the fly.

This talk will cover how udev works, by showing the interaction with the Linux kernel and userspace, and provide examples of how to configure udev for common uses of it (such as digital cameras and USB mice.)



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