[Mageia-discuss] Something wrong with the Udev-rules?

Kristoffer Grundström kristoffer.grundstrom1983 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 14:07:10 CET 2011

I did some googleing on what Udev really is and what it's supposed to do 
for you & this is the wiki-explananation of it:

*"udev* is the device manager for the Linux kernel 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel>. Primarily, it manages 
device nodes <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Device_node> in /dev 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard>. It is the 
successor of devfs <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devfs> and hotplug, 
which means that it handles the /dev directory and all user space 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_space> actions when adding/removing 
devices, including firmware <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firmware> load."

Now to my question.......

If udev loads firmware, why does it not assign my Atheros 
AR5001-cardmodule ath5k to something?

I checked during the boot of any installation from tty using lsmod & 
seeing that the module is indeed loaded, BUT it's not used by something.

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