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Appendix B. Peripheral Device Files

This appendix contains a list of peripheral device files and directories that reside in the /dev directory. For a complete listing of IRIX device files and directories, refer to IRIX Admin: System Configuration and Operation .

mt/  

Directory containing block device files for tapes; see tps(7M) for SCSI 1/4-inch tape drive device names.

rmt/  

Directory containing raw device files for tapes; see tps(7M) for SCSI 1/4-inch tape drive device names.

tape  

Generic tape device; see mtio(7) .

nrtape  

Generic no-rewind tape device; see mtio(7) .

tapens  

Generic tape device; bytes are not swapped; see mtio(7) .

nrtapens  

Generic no-rewind tape device; bytes are not swapped; see mtio(7) .

cent  

Parallel printer device.

tek  

Tektronics color graphics printer device.

vers  

Versatek color graphics printer device.

plp  

Parallel line printer interface; see plp(7) .

ptc  

Clonable pseudo-tty controller; see clone(7) .

grconc  

Master pseudo-tty for the graphics console; see pty(7M) .

grcons  

Slave pseudo-tty for the graphics console; see pty(7M) .

gm  

Logical console device for the Graphics Manager on the IRIS GT and GTX model systems. Messages from the software running on the 68020 on the GM board appear as output on this device.

grin/  

Directory containing the individual logical graphics input devices.

console  

System console device.

syscon  

Hard link to /dev/console.

systty  

Hard link to /dev/console.

queue  

Graphics queue device. Graphics programs call “select” on this device in order to be notified when there is input in their graphics queue. This device cannot actually be read or written.

dials  

Device for serial port connected to dial and button box.

keybd  

Device for serial port connected to keyboard.

mouse  

Device for serial port connected to mouse.

tablet  

Device for serial port connected to digitizing tablet.

ttyd[1-12]  

Serial ports 1–12.

ttyf[1-12]  

Serial ports 1–12 for devices that understand hardware flow control.

ttym[1-12]  

Serial ports 1–12 for modems.

ttyq*  

Pseudo-tty devices; see pty(7M) .

IRIX Admin: Peripheral Devices
(document number: 007-2861-005 / published: 2003-07-29)    table of contents  |  additional info  |  download

    Front Matter
    What's New in This Guide
    IRIX Admin Manual Set
    About This Guide
    Chapter 1. Terminals and Modems
    Chapter 2. Printers
    Chapter 3. DVD, CD-ROM, Floptical, and Floppy Disk Drives
    Chapter 4. Tape Drives
    Chapter 5. Troubleshooting
    Appendix A. Error Messages
    Appendix B. Peripheral Device Files
    Index


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