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HOWTO_Migrate_to_UDEV

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Prerequisites

Instructions

  1. emerge udev
  2. edit /etc/conf.d/rc
  3. edit /etc/udev/*
  4. update your kernel boot options to include "nodevfs udev devfs=nomount"
  5. reboot
  6. enjoy

(I'm going to write a somewhat longer article about this soon)

Hint 1:You can do a emerge -C devfsd, after udev works.

Seems that 'emerge -C devfsd' won't remove /dev/.devfsd. This .devfsd file causes trouble while booting up, if you disable '/dev file system support' in the kernel.

Hint 2:(Deprecated in new genkernel versions because it's enabled by default) If you are using genkernel, you will need to use version 3.0.2f or later, and specify --udev on the command-line. Otherwise, the initrd will always mount the devfs.

Hint 3:If your graphics screen does not run and you get stuck in command-line mode, try editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the mouse device to "/dev/input/mice". If you cannot find it in your xorg.conf, create a link from /dev/input/mice to /dev/mouse: ln -s /dev/input/mice /dev/mouse (note: what is meant here? The command and instructions appear to conflict)

Hint 4:In /etc/conf.d/rc, You might need to enable the rc-scripts dep-cache directory.

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