gudev is a system device management application for the GNOME desktop. Its goals are to provide consistent device naming, if wanted; and provide a simple way to access and manage information about current system devices. It runs on top of udev.


It requires a 2.6 Linux kernel and udev installed.

udev is included in almost every 2.6 kernel based Linux distribution that is shipping, so please use the packages provided by your distro instead of trying to install from the source tree.


The latest version of gudev is available on Logo