On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 21:45:48 +0200 Roland Smith <rsm...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 05:49:24PM +0000, Paul B. Mahol wrote: > > > > > > Is it possible to create a symlink to a device and use the > > > symlink in place of the real device name in FreeBSD, especially > > > in version 7.2? > > > > > > 1. A disk > > > /dev/camera -> /dev/da0s1 > > > devfs.conf(5) > > Geneally, yes. But not in this case, I think. You don't want any old > usb device to be linked to /dev/camera! USB devices are enumerated in > the sequence thay are plugged in. So there is no hard guarantee that > the camera will always be available as da0s1. It might be da1s1 if > another USB drive was plugged in earlier. > > And not all cameras represent themselves as disk devices (USB mass > storage). Lots of modern ones use PTP > [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picture_Transfer_Protocol]. > > So in this case it might be better to use HAL (via hald(8)) > [http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal] although if it is a standard usb mass storage device, you can mount it via it's msdos volume label, or a generic label written to the device by glabel. Both methods are described in the glabel(8). _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"