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7.4 The 2.6 kernel with udev

The udev is a dynamic replacement for /dev/. Device names can be chosen to be very short ones. The devfs used in the 2.4 kernel is now obsolete.

Installing the new Debian 2.6 kernel provided by kernel-image-2.6.NN with udev package will enable this.

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