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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]

On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 13:28 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 1:02 PM, David Zeuthen <david fubar dk> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 12:45 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> > > And how do you know automatically that one of my USB-to-RS232 adapters
> > > is my UPS (should be /dev/ups), one is my GPS (/dev/gps0), and one is a
> > > cell phone (/dev/modem)?
> >
> > Either we look at the USB device it's hanging off (vendor, product or
> > class id's), the driver or we provide a simple interface in
> > gnome-device-manager or similar (including command line apps) to set it.
> You're wierd dude, this essentially the same thing I suggested and you
> discouraged.

I guess throwing around terms like "system-config-udev" might have
gotten something different across than you meant then (sometimes you
just need to spent the time to type out what you mean if you don't want
people to guess ;-).

A user interface to e.g. assign different serial ports to different
functions are okay. GUI tools to fix broken/outdated udev rules are
maybe a workaround, but not a solution. Such tools would possibly delay
things getting fixed up for other users.

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