Getting devfs to recognize a hotplugged fd0
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Nov 28 02:25:20 PST 2004
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 05:52, Ed Schouten wrote:
> Hello Patrick,
> Patrick Bowen wrote:
> > I'm trying to learn how to get devfs to create an fd0 enty in /dev
> > automatically when I plug a floppy drive into the serial port of a
> > running Dell D600 laptop running 6.0 current.
> Are you sure that's possible at all? You know the serial port isn't
> plug-and-play? How can the operating system tell that there is something on
> the serial port at all? :)
I would guess he means USB when he says serial.
I imagine the floppy drive appears as da0 in -current. Perhaps it worked as
fd0 in 4.x with heavy (HEAVY) BIOS magic..
Also he could be parallel when he says serial...
Patrik - how many pins does the port in question have? What model laptop is
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