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

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Weird udev rules behaviour

I am trying to get my head around how udev rules are interpreted. Context: make a USB scanner accessible to myself as non-root user (I am part of the scanner group). The following rule does not work:...
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problem with udev rules when i want to start bash script

I am trying to write udev rules, so my usb will be recognized when plugged in, and i want to run bash script, but seems that I have some problem, I think I have opened the rules file twice e.g. With ...
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SELinux policy for ifplugd and udev in Raspbian

I've recently enabled SELinux on my RaspberryPi and recieved some AVCs denials. I'm reading SEL documentation and have resolved a few of them. But I'm not sure if I did it right. So please review my ...
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udev power_supply rules not triggering

I know this seems to be the most commonly asked question about udev on here, but I believe I've done everything correctly and yet my rules still never get triggered. The script is executable and works ...
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How udev works when we connect USB device

Whenever, I am connecting USB device like Pen drive, Bar-code scanner, mouse etc. udev creates dynamic files in /sys/bus/usb/devices/. like 1-1, 2-1. inside these files I am getting all information ...
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xTerm and wvdial issue [UDEV]

After mounting USB modem opens xterm which connects me to the internet after some time it shuts down. -- When I'm starting sudo wvdial on normal gnome-terminal - All works without any problems. But ...
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How to disable USB Keyboard at run time from udev.c not from udev rules

I want to disable my USB keyboard at boot time (in some scenarios) without modifying udev rules, as I know udev rules only works when a device is attached or detached from the target. Is there any ...
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Determine devtype and subsystem for laptop power supplies

I'm writing a small C program on an Ubuntu machine using libudev to monitor for changes to the power supply. At this stage, I just want to successfully detect when the AC adapter is active vs. when ...
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Change eth settings before udev loads

I have a custom version of CENTOS that I'm importing into Hyper-V on a Windows Server. Whenever I import it however, the mac addresses of eth1 and eth2 are now different. So they get incremented to ...
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Does MATE DE have user-configurable hooks for udev events?

Does MATE DE have user-configurable hooks for udev events? I would like to disable my embedded keyboard and touchpad when external ones get connected.
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Getting the block device from an udev scsi_disk subsystem (udev C API)

I am using the udev C API to monitor connection and disconnection of SATA drives. struct udev_monitor *mon; mon = udev_monitor_new_from_netlink(udev, "udev"); ...
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External monitor script has become unreliable

I have been using the following udev rule and bash script to automatically configure my external monitor for some time now, however recently the script has become unreliable, usually doing the ...
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Udev hwdb rule does not work

I am switching from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and encountering the issue that a udev hwdb rule that has worked until now does not work anymore. The only obvious difference between the systems is that ...
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Using USB intermet through android phone rename dev name

I had a issue every time I connect my phone and enable Internet USB, the assosiated interfaces name changes like enx$(random mac). There's a way to set the name like ppp0 vía udev? I tried vía vendor ...
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Udev : renaming my network interface

I just installed RHEL 6.3 on a Dell 1950 server. This server as two GBit ports, Gb0 and Gb1. For some obscure reason, udev chose to name Gb0 eth1 and Gb1 eth0. This is definitly not a good find for ...
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How can I change the permissions in /sys to alter the state of a LED/light using `udev`?

I've got a Thinkpad and would like to use the ThinkLight (the white flash light above the screen designed to light up the keyboard) for notifications on incoming Jabber messages. It is easy to ...
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My usb udev rule not triggering when I do echo 0 >authorized ; echo 1 >authorized

My custom rule runs a shell command when I physically plug the USB device. /etc/udev/rules.d/85-my_stk1160_pal.rules : ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="05e1", ATTR{idProduct}=="0408"...
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Ubuntu 14.04 server: Change em1 to eth0 - no /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file

I am trying to rename one of my network interfaces from em1 to eth0. I do not have /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. I have tried to regenerate this file by running these commands: udevadm ...
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Will a usb key have the same name everytime I mount it?

I have a usb key which will be used to save data on it daily, via a bash script. I managed to mount it for a specific user to be able to write folders in it using the command mount /dev/sdc1 /media/...
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Help with udev rules my Keyboard thinks it's a Joystick

I'm running Archlinux and I have a weird problem my "Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600" gets picked up as a Joystick and a Keyboard for some reason. Note: Output trimmed ─$ xinput list Virtual core ...
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Reload network interfaces without rebooting

I'm doing a BASH script for Arch Linux in a Raspberry Pi 2. The thing is that in some point I'd like to reload the network interfaces without reboot and have my new named network interfaces (en0 and ...
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Is there any way to prevent a bad drive from disappearing from /dev?

I'm trying to recover a partition on a bad drive with ddrescue. I run: $ sudo ddrescue -r -1 -v /dev/sdd3 OUT.img dd_rescue_logfile and it seems to do great for a while, but after about an hour, ...
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udev+udisks2: udisksctl gives 'Error looking up object for device'

In Debian Wheezy I had a special rule for my ntfs usb hdd. When it is inserted it is mounted in /media under a specific sub-folder. ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{serial}=="<serial_number&...
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Starting a script when a certain usb is inserted problems

I want to start a script when a certain usb flash drive is inserted. I had a python script in my home folder "test.py", I ran lsusb and found the vendorid and productid, I went to udev and made a rule ...
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Udev triggers are not firing on insert of CF card into USB card reader (anymore)

I've got a udev rule that triggers a shell script that copies photos off my CF card when I insert the card into my USB card reader. This worked fine for a while. But after a recent upgrade it has ...
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How to make CUPS show a USB printer as disabled when it is disconnected?

I'm using CUPS on an ARM single-board computer to share a USB printer over the network. To conserve power, the printer is usually powered off via a remote-controlled power outlet and only switched on ...
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give group permissions to specific device

I have a panning web camera I built, (future robot arm). The camera pans via a web interface (cgi scripts and JS interface) which access an arduino. To enable sending of commands via the interface, I ...
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Can I masquerade a kernel uevent?

What I think happens From my understanding this is what happens when I connect a USB device to my computer: Kernel recognizes that I plugged in a USB device Kernel setups the very low-level things ...
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Udev rule not setting group

I'm trying to write a udev rule to change the group on my MSP-FET430UIF USB programmer. This is what I have so far (filename /etc/udev/rules.d/40-ti-fet430.rules): SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="...
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Udev rule- change group

I would like to change group of /dev/nvidia0. I was write udev rule: KERNEL="nvidia[0-9]", GROUP="video", MODE="0666" But it does't change group, after reboot file is in rootgroup. How do this?
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USB 56k modem not detected

I have this USB 56k modem which I'm using to write some home automation software that will let me know when my home phone is ringing. My software works on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop, with my modem ...
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Device shown using lspci but udev not loading the driver

My nic shows using lspci -v but udev is not loading the driver for it. Links to screenshots of diagnostic output are below. dmesg insmod lspci pacman -Qi ls /sys/class/net uname -a original ...
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How to avoid duplicate connection names? (32) Connection 'Auto Ethernet' is already active on enpXXX

Is there any way that I can make networkmanager to assign some unique names or device derrived name instead of Auto Ethernet so that we can avoid the names conflict? After I've upgraded to Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Multiple Griffin Technology Powermate Knobs

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to run multiple griffin powermate knobs: https://store.griffintechnology.com/powermate. I want to map them to different keys other than audio control. I want to ...
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Which udev rule triggered?

a. Is it possible to find out, which udev rule triggered as soon as some USB/serial device plug-in or plug-out ? b. Is it possible to reload one specific rule out of many rules, without device replug ...
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figuring out the e “manufacturer” and “product” attributes using udev for pendrive

I saw Writing raw images safely to USB sticks On Debian though, get nada from that command :- [$] udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/sdb)|grep -iE "manufacturer|product" [$] I ...
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How to specify a specific product in udev hwdb file?

I'm trying to remap the buttons on a peripheral that incorrectly has its buttons mapped to F keys. To remedy this I'm trying to use a udev hwdb file to remap keys only on specif devices. So far my ...
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Files in folder /run/udev/data

Does someone know, when and how the files in this folder /run/udev/data are generated. I ask because I have a program, which needs udev in jail. But the version in jail is newer (version 208) than ...
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How to remap an F key on a specific Keyboard?

I have a peripheral attached that is actually not a keyboard, but all of its buttons are being treated as F keys, they all send the same scancode and keycode as the standard F keys (based of of ...
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How can I detect when a monitor is plugged in or unplugged?

Is there any event that is triggered when I plug in or out an external monitor into the DisplayPort of my laptop? ACPID and UDEV don't react at all. I'm using onboard graphics on an intel chip. Here ...
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Is it possible to set interface name permanently in Raspbian?

I'm using 2 wifi dongles. First one is used to monitor and second one is used to access internet. Even if I changed /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules as below, at startup sometimes wlan0 ...
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Attributes not available in udev

I'm attempting to write a udev rule for a USB device, however I'm having trouble matching the ATTRS{*} attributes in my rules. After a little debugging using udevadm info, I've found that none of my ...
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Detect power_supply online status for different device in udev rule

In order to save battery power, I enable runtime PM for all devices using a variant of this rule set: ACTION!="add", GOTO="powersave_end" SUBSYSTEM=="usb", GOTO="powersave" LABEL="powersave" TEST=="...
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What ENV variables can be set in udev rules?

Recently I discovered the ENV{REMOVE_CMD} variable, which removes the need for using the ACTION=="remove" match in the case you need both add and remove. I was trying to find some info on other useful ...
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Point USB phone to specific /dev/ttyACM using udev

We have a Nagios + check_mk setup on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with smstools for sending text message notifications. We are using an old Nokia 6230 phone connected by a USB cable, though I do not ...
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udevadm does not show expected information

I'm building my own Embedded Linux distro using bitbake . I added udev in the list of dependencies (RDEPENDS). I noticed that the output of: udevadm info --query=property --path=/sys/block/sda is ...
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What can cause a usb port speed change?

I have an instrument connected via usb to a OpenSuse (11.1 32) computer. Following the vendor instructions, I've added one rule to udev: ATTR{idVendor}=="0e0d", ATTR{idProduct}=="0003", MODE="0666" ...
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systemd : write a .service daemon for setting up swap and fs in zram

I recently acquired a laptop with a ssd and in order not to weigh too much on the ssd (which I was told had a limited number of write cycles), I decided to write a systemd unit file for setting up a ...
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script does not behave properly when called by acpi and udev events

I have the following files in /etc/acpi/events and /etc/udev/rules.d. /etc/acpi/events/lidclose # Pass all events to our one handler script event=button/lid action=/etc/acpi/monitors.sh /etc/udev/...
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Why do the rules in udev/…/rules.d have numbers in front of them

Is it just for convenience or is there some reason for it? Example: cat /etc/udev/conf.d/rules.d/98-kexec.rules