On 04/07/13 19:53, John R. Dennison wrote: > On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 07:35:17PM -0400, mark wrote: >>> >>> ls -l /dev/fd? >>> >>> What do you see? >>> >> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Apr 7 15:03 /dev/fd -> /proc/self/fd/ > > Interesting as that doesn't match the pattern /dev/fd? > >> And, while we're at it, ll of /dev/floppy shows >> >> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Apr 7 15:03 /dev/floppy -> fd0 > > fd0 should have been shown by the ls -l /dev/fd? pattern so is that a > broken link? > > "lsmod | grep floppy" - does it show the floppy module loaded? > > If "ls -l /dev/fd0*" does not show a series of device nodes try: It does - /dev/fd0, along with all 14 sizes of floppies, of a patter /dev/fd0u<disk capacity> <snip> mark -- And yet less thanks have we than you. Users scowl at us, and reporters give us scornful names. "Geek" I am to one fat man who lives a firewall away from foes that would steal his identity or lay his little computer in ruin, if it was not guarded ceaselessly. Yet we would not have it otherwise. ---Aragorn, sysadmin.