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TIP_Turn_off_DEV_managers

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Introduction

I won't be adding any devices to my server, so I don't have DEVFS or UDEV installed. Upon boot, it nags me about this, and pauses for 15 seconds. To cut down boot time, I suggest the following:

I found, inside /etc/conf.d/rc:

File: /etc/conf.d/rc
# Use this variable to control the /dev management behavior.
#  auto   - let the scripts figure out what's best at boot
#  devfs  - use devfs (requires sys-fs/devfsd)
#  udev   - use udev (requires sys-fs/udev)
#  static - let the user manage /dev
RC_DEVICES="auto"

Changing RC_DEVICES to "static" will make it stop nagging you, and boot without pausing for 15 seconds. --User:petlab 21:47, 24 Mar 2005 (GMT)

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