How/when does uscanner create the entries in /dev

Roger McCalman roger at
Mon Jan 15 10:51:38 GMT 2001

I had looked in MAKEDEV for *scanner* but not found it and so
# ./MAKEDEV uscanner0
uscanner0 - no such device name

does not work. I created a device entry with a unique major id and it seems
to work fine.

Cheers, Roger

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 11:30:39AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 11:03:26AM +0000, Roger McCalman wrote:
> > I am wondering what the correct way of doing this is as I really want to use
> > the scanner on a different machine.
> Any device file should be created using the MAKEDEV makefile: eg. for your
> purposes
> /dev/MAKEDEV uscanner0
> There is a devfs filesystem in the works, which will present a
> dynamically generated view of the devices known to the kernel,
> analogous to the way that the procfs filesystem shows the process
> table, but it's not ready yet for general use.
> 	Matthew
> -- 
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