[ltp] Re: can not open /dev/thinkpad

Michael Hagemann linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 09:38:24 +0200

On Sun, 20 Oct 2002 13:37:58 +0200 Thomas Hood wrote:

> Has anyone tried thinkpad 3.8 and tpctl 3.8?
>     http://panopticon.csustan.edu/thood/tpctl_3.8.tar.gz
>     http://panopticon.csustan.edu/thood/thinkpad_3.8.tar.gz
> Is the bug fixed?

Yes, works fine for me, after creating the /dev/thinkpad directory.

> I think I'll bump the release number to 4.0.
> I bump release number whenever I introduce a
> backward-incompatibility.  The above release
> of thinkpad won't work properly with early 2.4 kernels
> because the misc_register() call didn't register
> devices in the root of the dev filesystem back
> then.

The different location of the device file is another backward
incompatibility.  I think there should be a hint to this change and
maybe a 'makedevices.sh'.

Anyway, thanks for the quick and clean solution!