|Current Maintainer(s):||Ari Malinen|
|Source Repository:||Repository:Causes Overlay|
smdev is a device manager for the Linux kernel. It manages device nodes in the
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Smdev is simple device manager. It handles device hotplug, module autoloading and managing device nodes. It's alternative to udev, eudev and mdev.
It is recommended to make LiveCD or LiveUSB before rebooting first time with
smdev. It is possible that your system goes into unbootable state if something goes wrong. If you wish to remove eudev you should do it after you have made sure everything is working with smdev.
Disable udev USE Flags
First you need to disable
gudev use flags.
USE="$USE -udev -gudev"
Configure Input Devices
mouse drivers instead of
evdev. For touchpad you can use
Now you have to rebuild world for new settings to take effect.
# emerge -uavDN @world # emerge -av --depclean
Now you can emerge
# emerge -av smdev
Configure X.Org to use
kbd (keyboard) and
mouse instead of
"InputDevice" instead of
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "keyboard0" Driver "kbd" option "AutoServerLayout" "on" Option "XkbLayout" "fi" EndSection
Section "InputDevice" identifier "Mouse0" driver "mouse" option "AutoServerLayout" "on" option "device" "/dev/input/mice" EndSection
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "touchpad0" Driver "synaptics" option "AutoServerLayout" "on" Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1" Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1" Option "SoftButtonAreas" "65% 0 0 20% 45% 60% 0 20%" Option "AreaTopEdge" "20%" EndSection
Add smdev to sysinit runlevel
Now you can add smdev to sysinit runlevel. You also need to remove eudev entries from all runlevels.
# rc-update add smdev sysinit # rc-update del udev sysinit # rc-update del udev-mount sysinit # rc-update del udev-postmount boot