Udev is a Linux process that manages device file entries under /dev

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Arch, Ubuntu: So what's the deal with libudev.so.0?

I'm interested in building Linux desktop apps with Web front-end technologies. Both platforms I've tried -- Chromium Embedded Framework/CEFPython, and Awesomium, seem to have a dependency on ...
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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how to write a udev rule to remove a tag?

Is it possible to write a new udev rule that undoes TAG+="uaccess" (removes the uaccess tag) without undoing any of the other tags on a device? If so, how? (I have a device that should be opened by ...
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Udev RUN rule to run touch has no effect

I've created the file bellow $ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/10-tuned.rules SUBSYSTEM=="power_supply", ENV{POWER_SUPPLY_STATUS}=="Charging", RUN+="touch /home/fx/charg" SUBSYSTEM=="power_supply", ...
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mount is not executed when called by udev

I tried to create some udev rules to mount and unmount my USB flash drives; the rules for the moment are very simple: ACTION=="add",KERNEL=="sd[b-z]",RUN+="/root/scripts/plug_flash_drive.sh %k" ...
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Get device node by major/minor numbers pair

Each device node under /dev has its own major/minor number pair. I know that we can retrieve this pair of numbers from the device node by means of stat, like this: stat -c 'major: %t minor: %T' ...
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persistent network interface naming and kvm

I wonder why my network interface is still named eth0 in my kvm guests. udevadm just outputs # udevadm test-builtin net_id /sys/class/net/eth0 2> /dev/null ID_NET_NAME_MAC=enxc2184ae7ab3f I ...
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udev rules for PS/2 and game port don't match on attr, only env

When I build rules for either a PS/2 or game port connected device, udev will never match on attributes, but it will on environment values. The reason why this is an issue can be seen in the output ...
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systemd mount volume using device symlink

I'm trying to have systemd mount a volume by symlink. Unfortunately when I try it times out waiting for the systemd device to show up. # systemctl start mnt-ephemeral0.mount A dependency job for ...
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Is nameif deprecated? If so is there an equivalent replacement?

I read that the nameif is deprecated, although I still see it on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. If this command is deprecated, is the command cited for removal or will it still be available? This command ...
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How does Ubuntu 14.04 achieve persistent eth* interfaces?

Trying to upgrade udev to 197+ on my LFS system, I've come across a problem that old persistent network interface names scheme is no longer supported. Before trying to go on with the new suggested ...
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Difference between sdX and vdX

When I use Ubuntu and CentOS, I see /dev/sda and /dev/vda. So I can't understand what is the different between above two?
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How to Run a script on USB removal?

I want to execute the script on removal of usb drive. In that script I want to restart the server. Is there any way to do the same ? I know I have to modify the rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/.
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Persistent drive block usind udev

I have 8 hard disks on a home server. Sometimes I plug and unplug one or two, and if I restart the system all the drive letters are messed up. I would like to assign a block to each hard drive based ...
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Making udev rule for bluetooth keyboard

I'm using a logitech k810 bluetooth keyboard with my laptop running Debian Wheezy. (I got the keyboard working by following this guide.) By default the F1-12 keys are multimedia keys unless the FN ...
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Consistent network interface name ubuntu using pci slot

One can set consistent interface naming via mac address by modifying /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. Can you establish consistent interface naming by PCI slot number? (I tried but failed) ...
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How to enable “Predictable Network Interface Names”?

I decided to check out what name my ethernet device will end up with, but contrary to other distros, Debian doesn't seem to have activated this change (or is holding it back?), * Keep the old ...
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How to differentiate USB flash drive and CD-ROM?

I want to differentiate an USB flash drive and a CD-ROM. My requirement is when I connect to a system only the CD-ROM should work, but not the USB key.
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Trigger a login by plugging in a USB drive

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using UDEV rules, have the system login a user account. I can do the UDEV part, but what command should I ...
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Udev (197) last_rule not working

I am using udev version 197. I write a rule /etc/udev/rules.d/00-test.rules It's content is : SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{bInterfaceClass}=="e0", ATTRS{bInterfaceSubClass}=="01", ...
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USB passthrough for LXC containers

PROBLEM: So I've been trying to get a usb device (primesense - the OEM reference for the Kinect) to passthrough to an LXC container so I can develop without worrying about polluting my stable system ...
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Prevent USB storage from using different device on reset

I have a hard drive in a USB enclosure that I am doing some data recovery on. The drive is in extremely bad shape and frequently resets on reads. The device registers as /dev/sdb. Sometimes, probably ...
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How to get device filename from lsusb output or by device path

Related question: USB connect/disconnect notification When the device is plugged/unplugged, I get instant notification, that's great. But to make it (almost) perfect, I also want to get device ...
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Automounting with udev takes too much time

Specifically, using udev to automount usb memory sticks takes about 3-4 seconds according to its own logs. It may not sound like that much, but it is on an embedded distribution for a system that ...
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Executing backup script on external HDD plug using udev

I have tried to write a custom udev rule to run a backup.sh script when I plug my USB 3.0 external hard disk to my home server. I created a new file in /etc/udev/rules.d called 10-custom.rules. In ...
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DHCP Problems Virtualbox

I have some minor issues with Ubuntu server on a virtual machine and even though I have some assumptions as to what actually happens, I'd like to ask all of you about your opinion. Here's the deal: I ...
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Do duplicate udev rules in different files cause any problems?

Do exact duplicate udev rules in different files cause any problems? In my case, it's an 'ADD' rule for a custom device. The rule is apparently working and I can access the device, but I don't know ...
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different passwords depending on plugged-in devices

I would like to have different passwords for my account(s): When (e.g.) a certain USB stick is plugged in then an easy password is to be used. The idea is: If I leave my computer then I take the stick ...
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Best Practices for Configuring/Reading Sensor Devices

I have a gadget with a number of environmental sensors attached via an I2C bus, and would like to be able configure and read these sensors via an unprivileged application. Unfortunately, there ...
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udev, how to prevent further rules to be run?

Is it possible (and if so how) to tell udev to stop executing further rules for a certain device? I know that there is an order/sequence of rules by the alphabetical naming of the udev files. ...
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Keep keyboard layout upon inserting external keyboard

I have a custom keyboard layout, that I enable using this commands: setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose /home/coub/.myxmodmap This works just fine, the thing is, that when I ...
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Udev taking 15 seconds to detect mouse

Whenever my mouse, a SteelSeries Xai, is plugged in, there is a 15 second delay until the mouse is properly recognized and starts working. This is specially troublesome at boot, where udev waits for ...
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udev rule trouble on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbrian) using an ACR122U card reader

I am trying to get my ACR122U usable by all users on my Pi. I have the drivers installed correctly and nfc-list is working for root: root@raspberrypi:/etc/udev/rules.d# nfc-list nfc-list uses libnfc ...
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Modifier keys cannot be mapped to regular keys on USB keyboard with udev

Using an hwdb file, /etc/udev/hwdb.d/99-keyboard.hwdb, I can remap the left Alt key on my USB keyboard as the Ctrl key: keyboard:usb:v*p* KEYBOARD_KEY_700e2=leftctrl This also works when I try to ...
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How to make a bash script wait till a pendrive is mounted?

I have a bash script which has a line cd /run/media/Username/121C-E137/ this script is triggered as soon as the pen-drive is recognized by the CPU but this line should be executed only after the ...
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Bash code runs correctly when it is executed in terminal but does not work properly when executed using udev

I am trying to move various files present in a pendrive into their respective folders on PC. ie ,Music files into music folder,text files into Documents and so on.. I have written a script for that ...
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linux udev rule to load gadget module for client driver

I'm having a hard time automating loading a gadget module and bringing up the usb0 device as a eth interface. The interface in question is g_ether for a embedded Linux device and connecting to a PC. ...
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How can I find available network interfaces?

This is in regard to linux, but if anyone knows of a general *nix method that would be good. I booted a system yesterday with an ethernet cable plugged in. "NetworkManager" is not installed, so once ...
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Switch between keyboard layout based on input event

I have a french and a US keyboard on my computer. I'm using awesome wm and have set everything so that it is easy for me to switch between keyboard layout. But I still have to do it myself. ...
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Udev- How do I find out which subsystem a device belongs to?

For example, I have device /dev/sdb. How do I find out it's udev subsystem?
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Pulseaudio startup fails on VPS as non-root

I installed pulseaudio, but I can't manage to run it as any non-root user. pulseaudio -vvvv output is (relevant parts with errors): D: [pulseaudio] cli-command.c: Checking for existence of ...
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udev triggers rule but script fails to execute properly

I am trying to automate a quick and dirty backup of a headless system. (I feel it is relevant to note that I am running Busybox utilities so this is the mount tool I have at my disposal) I have made a ...
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Why do some Linux distributions still have /dev/ttyS0, ttyS1, etc., even though newer computers don't have such a serial port?

Many new laptop and desktop computers do not have 9-pin/25-pin serial ports. Why do many Linux distributions still contain /dev/ttyS0, dev/ttyS1 device files? Since udev can create the device files ...
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Add udev rule alias for input device

I am trying to add a udev alias rule for my xboxdrv (x-box controller) and I can't seem to figure it out. dmesg | grep "input" I see: [ 6.239955] input: Microsoft X-Box 360 pad as ...
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How can I set repeat rate of USB keyboard with udev?

How can I get my keyboard repeat rate to apply to a hotplugged USB keyboard? I made a udev rule to set the keyboard repeat delay and rate, /etc/udev/rules.d/99-usb-keyboard.rules with the following ...
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How can I run setfacl -m group:group2:rwx /dev/video0 /dev/snd/* on login?

Q: How do I grant permissions to /dev/video* and /dev/snd/* to a second user, user2 when logged in interactively as user1? I have written a wrapper for sudo that clones the XAuthority settings, and ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop, but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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How can I create a udev rule to mount a USB drive read only?

I'm trying to set a particular USB drive to always mount read only. If I plug it in, it is seen as sdb with a single partition, sdb1. Here are some relevant udevadm lines (not the entire output of ...
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Difference between /dev and /sys/class?

What is the difference between the device representation in /dev between the one in /sys/class? Is one prefered over the other? Is there something one offers and the other doesn't?
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Is there a way to change device names in /dev directory?

I wrote this rule for testing purpose: SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{manufacturer}=="Kingston", ATTRS{serial}=="001CC0EC34A2BB318709004B", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0951", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1642", ...