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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]

On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 12:45 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, David Zeuthen <david fubar dk> said:
> > On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 10:40 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > > We are badly in need of system-config-udev. I spent several hours
> > > understanding udev adn building rules for my sound cards and tv cards.
> > > I hadn't done a yum update on my F7 box for weeks/months (lazyness)
> > > did one this week, and it apperently just blew away my custom udev
> > > config
> > 
> > Hell no. We are in badly need of this crap just working out of the box.
> And how do you know automatically that one of my USB-to-RS232 adapters
> is my UPS (should be /dev/ups), one is my GPS (/dev/gps0), and one is a
> cell phone (/dev/modem)?

Either we look at the USB device it's hanging off (vendor, product or
class id's), the driver or we provide a simple interface in
gnome-device-manager or similar (including command line apps) to set it.

For the latter, there is going to be some development for F10, F11 and
later in merging the hal and udev databases into a common device
database that will feature persistent properties (such as classification
and device naming) keyed off by-path, by-id and so on to easily make a
feature like this available. That's the answer to this (very real)
problem, not a silly program that generates udev rules.


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