Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Whatever you do, don’t fix the kernel!

Filed under
Linux

As you may have read in LWN (subscription required, and strongly recommended anyway), there’s been some argument on the linux-hotplug mailing list, the historically named home of udev development, about device naming.

The key threads are “default udev rules” and “Patches for device names“.

It all started when Kay reminded everybody that distributions should attempt to drop their own udev rules in favour of those supplied by upstream. For those not familar with udev, the rules are a language that creates device nodes and performs other actions based the information about that device from the kernel. A typical rule to put all devices from the “sound” subsystem into the “audio” group looks like:

SUBSYSTEM=="sound", GROUP="audio"

More Here




More in Tux Machines

FSF's High Priority Project List Now Has A Committee

The Free Software Foundation has now built up a committee to review their "High Priority Projects" list and they're looking for more feedback from the community. Nearly ten years ago is when the Free Software Foundation began listing what they viewed as the High Priority Free Software Projects in a list. This list has over time contained some definite high-priority projects related to freeing Java and Adobe PDF support and open graphics drivers to some more obscure projects of high priority like a free version of Oracle Forms, a replacement to OpenDWG libraries for CAD files, automatic transcription software, etc. I've personally called out many of the FSF HPP for what they're worth with my thoughts over the years. Read more

Latest Calibre eBook Reader and Converter Now Support Latest Kobo Firmware

The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has just reached version 2.13 and the developer has added an important driver and made quite a few fixes and improvements. Read more

Lubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Is Out and Still Uses LXDE – Gallery

Lubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 (Vivid Vervet) has been officially released and it follows its Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME brethren. Users can now download and test this latest installment. Read more

Red Hat’s success aside, it’s hard to profit from free

Red Hat, which just reported a profit of $47.9 million (or 26 cents a share) on revenue of $456 million for its third quarter, has managed to pull off a tricky feat: It’s been able to make money off of free, well, open-source, software. (It’s profit for the year-ago quarter was $52 million.) Read more