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Re: can't MAKEDEV kbd for XFree86

From: Bruno A . C . Ferreira
Subject: Re: can't MAKEDEV kbd for XFree86
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 10:06:54 -0200

Em Sexta 14 Dezembro 2001 16:32, you wrote:
> Bruno A. C. Ferreira <> writes:
> > Oops. I'm sorry. I thought he was just trying to create a special
> > device called kbd (I misunderstood kdb).
> In GNU/Hurd these "special files"/"device files" in /dev are simply
> files, which are associated with translators.  It's not like in Unix,
> where the major/minor numbers of "special files" created with mknod
> identify the driver for that file.  In GNU/Hurd you simply install
> passive translators on these files.
>               moritz

> It's kbd, but there are no "special devices" in the Hurd :)
> Everything is backed by a user space server program.

> Marcus

Thank you for the explanation. As you can see, I'm just a Linux user trying 
to understand (and use) The Hurd. :)

Bruno Costa

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