Re: /dev/input/mice doesn't work in test9?

From: DervishD
Date: Sun Nov 02 2003 - 15:38:41 EST

Hi Andrey :)

* Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@xxxxxxx> dixit:
> > But not char-major-13-32, for example.
> for kernel device == major. It is assumed that complete major is
> handled by single driver.

OK, now all makes sense :)

> But again, mousedev is using range of minors and
> there is currently no established way to construct aliases for that. Short of
> defining
> alias char-major-13-32 mousedev
> alias char-major-13-33 mousedev
> ...
> alias char-major-13-63 mousedev
> looks rather weird.

But, is it possible? Just guessing...

> > Yes, I'm going to build in hid, but, should I do the same with
> > mousedev (or event, joystick, etc...) or will it work with hid loaded
> > when doing 'cat /dev/mouse'?
> yes you should build it in. Or ensure it is loaded together with hid.

It's easier if I just build it in. No need to mess with
modules.conf for this one. The memory gain for having hid and
mousedev as modules is minimal.

Thanks for all the explanations :)

Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado

Linux Registered User 88736 &
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