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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

39
votes
6answers
22k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

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=="...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
246 views

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" ...
2
votes
1answer
214 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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/...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

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
2
votes
1answer
479 views

udev not running rule at boot?

I have a very simple udev rule at /etc/udev/rules.d/sdcard.rules: KERNEL=="mmcblk1", SUBSYSTEM=="block", SYMLINK+="sdCARD" Problem is the symlink is not created for me automatically at boot. I have ...
5
votes
1answer
326 views

How to detect if USB device is bootable in udev?

I'm trying to write a udev rule to not mount USB devices plugged into my system if they're bootable, but I don't know how to specify in udev if a device is bootable in a rule. Is that possible? If so, ...
4
votes
1answer
216 views

What is the purpose of a udev rule?

I'm being asked to add a udev rule for a new USB device I purchased. There doesn't seem to be a dirt simple explanation for why this is necessary or valuable to do. To always map a device to the ...
1
vote
1answer
421 views

How to prevent UDEV rules assigning a device to a specific set of names

I have some UDEV rules for a RAID array; 10 hard disks are assigned names from /dev/sda to /dev/sdj. The disks can be absent at any time. How do I write a UDEV rule to prevent a device such as an ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Disk ID in chroot / jail

When I print out all information about a disk /dev/sda on my host system, then I get this sort of information (I got this information with command udevadm info --query=all --name=/dev/sda): P: /...
2
votes
0answers
397 views

UDEV-Rule to mount USB-Stick / execute script

I have a problem with an udev-rule. i simply want to mount a usb stick when it is plugged in. the rule correctly executes a script which mkdir the mount point and then calls mount. everything seems to ...
2
votes
1answer
524 views

Change hidraw device from mouse to joystick

I have a wireless PS3 controller adapter that is plugged in to my Ubuntu 14.04 box. It has 2 modes: XInput and DInput, which as far as I can tell, it just passes two different vendor/product id's ...
4
votes
4answers
25k views

PuTTY can access serial port as /dev/ttyUSB0, but not as named udev device

I have multiple USB-to-serial converters. I need to access one of them in particular. I'm using a udev rule to give it a special name. I have rebooted since I last modified it. SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ...
1
vote
1answer
220 views

Script executes differently if run from udev

I'm having an issue with a script that seems really weird; it appears to stop executing prematurely when run from udev, but not when I run it manually from the command line. I've tried troubleshooting ...
1
vote
0answers
785 views

Issues while eMMC partitioned using sfdisk

I am writing firmware(MLO,u-boot.img, uImage(ver 3.12), dtb, rootfs.tar.gz) programming script for am335x based custom board. Rootfile system is to be put onto the eMMC. Firmware programming script ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Allow any user in the fuse group to unmount

I'm currently trying to write a couple of systemd/udev configuration files that will allow me to automount/unmount MTP Android devices on my Arch Linux laptop. It took me some time, but so far it ...
4
votes
1answer
591 views

What is udev “urbnum”?

When making a query to the udev system, one attribute that can show up is the urbnum ie: ATTRS{urbnum}=="538" I've looked through the documentation, but cannot find any mention of it. Are the ...
3
votes
1answer
427 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
123 views

Linux choke on interface labels > 16 characters under Fedora 20+

I have an app that creates a subinterface (appending :ABCDE to the associated NIC label). This worked fine when interfaces were labelled something like eth0 or eth1. However, under Fedora 20 (and ...
23
votes
1answer
23k views

How to assign USB driver to device

This question is two-fold: First, how do you manually detach a driver from a USB device and attach a different one? For example, I have a device that when connected automatically uses the usb-...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

Udev rule is not being used?

I'm setting up udev to handle my external USB hard drive when it gets plugged in and removed (no mounting yet). So far, I've made two new rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules to log adding/...
46
votes
4answers
8k views

Why are network interfaces not in /dev like other devices?

I'm mostly curious, but why aren't network interfaces in /dev? Are there any other kinds of devices that aren't represented as a node under /dev?
2
votes
1answer
482 views

btrfs RAID1 array shows as two disks

I mounted 2 drives as a RAID1 btrfs array (btrfs v3.12, Ubuntu 14.04). Everything's working fine except nautilus and other GUI-based apps see two disks, both labeled "Raid1". One is mounted (the ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

udev rule for assigning known symlinks for identical usb serial devices

I have two (and possibly in the future, more) USB serial devices which are identical (down to the serial number, unfortunately) - they're actually BTC miners. Currently they end up as ttyUSBX where X ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

Arch Linux not booting after system update

After running a system update pacman -Syu with the testing repo not commented, my computer no longer boots. It shows the udev loading, then shows a black screen with a cursor blinking in upper left. I ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

What's the relation betwen ACPI, udev, HAL and pm-utils

I'm trying to figure out how the power management in achieved in Linux (because I want to fix some issues in my laptop). I have found thoughtful documentation about these elements separately. In other ...
1
vote
1answer
261 views

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", OPTIONS+="...
1
vote
1answer
229 views

How to map extended buttons on mouse?

I am trying to follow this guide to using a Logitech G600. I have (using a windows computer) mapped each key combo on the mouse to something on a normal keyboard. I have set up some rules in /etc/udev/...
3
votes
1answer
396 views

Mapping mouse buttons with udev hwdb

Following this guide: http://www.vxnick.com/blog/2014/10/binding-extra-mouse-buttons-on-linux/ I've set up a config file: $ lsusb | grep G500 Bus 006 Device 007: ID 046d:c068 Logitech, Inc. G500 ...
1
vote
0answers
237 views

Bluetooth keyboard not showing up in /dev/input

I've just installed an Apple Wireless keyboard on a Debian system. I used this guide and only console tools — no X on that machine yet. The keyboard works fine. Now I want to remap a right Cmd key ...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

Handle mouse and keyboard usb device in udev

I'm trying to set up usbip on our thin clients to forward (almost all) USB devices to the server. What I don't want to forward are all input devices and all hub / virtual devices. So I want to ...
1
vote
1answer
273 views

Mount USB stick without partitions using udev rules

I need to have udev mount a USB device that has raw data, which appears like /dev/sdc, but in the same time if another stick has partitions I only need to have folders mounted only for those ...
4
votes
1answer
181 views

Starting backintime at disk plug

I use backintime, you can tell it to backup via backintime -b as user (not root, but I can change that if needed). Now I'd like it to start as soon as I plug my backup hd. As udev is likely the right ...
2
votes
1answer
413 views

How to wait for a /dev/video0 before starting a service

First off, I am systemd noob. I can write unit files, which depend on a mount, because I can list them and then add to Requires=xxx, such as: # systemctl list-units | grep data mount-data.service ...
2
votes
0answers
112 views

How to add scripts for udev to run

I have several scripts i would like udev to run when a monitor is plugged/unplugged. I have added the extra udev rules, but i don't know how to add the scripts that i want udev to run. I have tried ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Suggestions needed for udev, udisks, autofs, notification setup for a complete automounting solution on Linux

Continuing on Automounting plugged devices in linux, which left things a bit basic. Running Gentoo, I'm automounting a combination of local and network devices on my laptop with autofs-5.0.4-r5. Doing ...
2
votes
0answers
163 views

debian wheezy extreme boot delay

I migrated from Arch to Debian(wheezy) recently. Since Debian was still using sysVinit, I migrated to systemd, but following this. The system booted after a long init, using fallback LSB scripts for ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

reference whole disk (/dev/sda) using UUID

On my system (Debian), I can see the UUID identifier for all of my disks partitions (i.e. /dev/sda1, dev/sda2, ..) ls /dev/disk/by-uuid/ However, I don't see the UUID identifier for /dev/sda itself....
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Stop interface name iteration?

I have a device that comes up as ttyACM0, however every time it is reset it iterates, so next time it will come up as ttyACM1 etc. Where might this lock be located so that I can remove it? I'd like ...
3
votes
1answer
607 views

cannot start chrome browser - bind failed: Permission denied

I am using grsecurity kernel with CONFIG_GRKERNSEC_SOCKET_SERVER enabled: [*] Socket restrictions [ ] Deny any sockets to group (NEW) [ ] Deny client sockets to group (NEW) [*] Deny ...
28
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Change value of USB “max_sectors” for an entire family of devices

I've been using Linux for a while, but only since I started using "recent" distros (ie.: anything non-Debian) I have started having I/O problems with most of my USB devices. Basically when trying to ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

how to find out if kernel or udev created a device node?

Is there any way to find out who created a device node? If it has been udev or the kernel itself? In the specific case of mine, I have two webcams. Nodes created for them are /dev/video0 and /dev/...
7
votes
1answer
5k views

List all udev rules (e.g. for a device)?

I want to know how I can list all udev rules. I know that in they can be potentially stored as lines (one line = one rule) in *.rules files in these directories /etc/udev/rules.d /lib/udev/rules.d /...