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

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How to reload udev rules without reboot?

How should one reload udev rules, so that newly created one can function? I'm running Arch Linux, and I don't have a udevstart command here. Also checked /etc/rc.d, no udev service there.
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A tool for automatically applying RandR configuration when external display is plugged in

is there a tool which enables one to: remember current RandR configuration (position, orientation, resolution etc) on per-monitor basis, automatically apply last known good configuration as soon as ...
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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?
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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", ...
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Automounting USB sticks on Debian

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a plug computer (so SSH only, no GUI) and what I'm trying to do is get it so that when a USB stick is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted. What I've done is ...
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How to run custom scripts upon USB device plug-in?

What is the state-of-the-art method for automatically executing custom scripts upon USB device plug-in under current Linux distributions like Debian/CentOS/Fedora? For example if you want to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Understand output of `udevadm info -a -n /dev/sdb`

I plug an external HDD into my laptop. I try to find out the information by $ udevadm info -a -n /dev/sdb Udevadm info starts with the device specified by the devpath and then walks up the chain of ...
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USB connect/disconnect notification

I use Linux Mint 13 MATE, and I'm trying to set up notifications when I plug/unplug devices. First of all, I found udev-notify package, but unfortunately it almost doesn't work for me: it works for ...
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How to run long time process on Udev event?

I want to run a ppp connection when my USB modem is connected, so I use this udev rule: ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTRS{idVendor}=="16d8",\ RUN+="/usr/local/bin/newPPP.sh $env{DEVNAME}" ...
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Where is the official udev source and other dev information?

I'm trying to find a changelog or commit history for udevd, but I can't seem to find the official source. Where is that?
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Udev rule to automatically disable touchpad when a USB mouse is connected

I am pretty new to udev and wanted to write a rule that upon connecting an usb mouse disables my touchpad. This is what I have come up with(mostly by ear): ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="input", ...
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Run a script that displays an X window from an udev rule

I found several questions on http://unix.stackexchange.com & on http://stackoverflow.com related to launch script by udev rules. But I can't find exact solution or certain answer for executing ...
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Udev rules involving X11 don't run on startup

I have some udev rules written to run when I connect certain usb devices. For example, I change pointer velocity for certain mice, and change xmodmaps for particular keyboards. The scripts work well ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Why doesn't this udev rule trigger upon removal of the device?

I have two mice, one which has an issue where the middle mouse button and button6 get triggered simultaneously. So I configured my ~/.Xmodmap to disable this button. At the same time, however, I ...
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Preventing mounting some partition by user (gnome+udisk)

I'd like to prevent automounting one partition (known UUID etc. ) on one external harddrive. Others should be automounted. Distro is 'modern' (uses lots of beta software) and uses udisk+udev for ...
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How to disable a usb sound device with udev

How can I disable USB device by Vendor ID? So I have: [root@piotr ~]# lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0d8c:000c C-Media Electronics, Inc. Audio ...
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Difference between /dev and /sys/class?

What is the difference between the device representation in /dev and the one in /sys/class? Is one preferred over the other? Is there something one offers and the other doesn't?
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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 ...
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/dev/disk/ lists disks, why /dev/net/ doesn't list network interfaces? [duplicate]

I know that udev manages devices in /dev and I expected to find information about available network cards (hardware) or at least network interfaces (software) there. ifconfig output shows me eth0 and ...
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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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How to execute a shellscript when I plug-in a USB-device

I want to execute a script when I plug in a device in my Linux machine. For example, run xinput on mouse or a backupscript on a certain drive. I have seen a lot of articles on this, most recently ...
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No Default Gateway route for bond0 / Slave eth* interface gets IP assigned

I have set up a 4-NIC bond on my Debian Wheezy box. After a fresh boot, the system has LAN access, but cannot resolve outside host names or access outside IPs. It seems that this is because the bond0 ...
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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 ...
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Cloned Linux system and /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

I set up an Ubuntu system and configured it properly, including defining eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces. I then imaged that system and cloned it on a new system. When I booted up the system the ...
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Disable the external keyboard from a script

I have a udev rule for my external keyboard. I can catch events, and by running a script I can also reach udev env variables. Can I disable keyboard with udev? Or must I use a script to disable the ...
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UDEV rule when USB flash drive is unplugged

I wrote a rule to automount my USB stick to certain folder but when I unplug it the folder still mounted and when I ls there I see a lot of errors like: Directory bread (block: NNNN) failed I tried ...
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How to disable USB devices based on their vendor ID on GNU/Linux?

In that question someone wanted a blacklist for all USB devices, and then only allow specific devices. In this question, we want to accept all USB devices, but prevent the driver (e.g. cdc_acm) from ...
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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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What does it mean when something says that UNIX device files are static?

I've been reading up on udev. In the "overview" section, Wikipedia states that "unlike traditional Unix systems, where the device nodes in the /dev directory have been a static set of files, the Linux ...
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systemd - umount device after service which depends on it finishes

I'm trying to implement a mechanism of automated backup using udev rules and systemd. The idea is to launch a backup routine upon hot-plugging a specific storage device, quite similar to this ...
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setting up Xorg input devices without udev

I have udev support in kernel(CONFIG_DEVTMPFS), thus my system does not strictly require udev daemon. Indeed everything works fine without udev daemon with the exception of Xorg (LXDE). LXDE starts ...
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Cannot run script using udev rules

Prescript: I have already searched for similar questions but am not able to find a useful answer. Background: I am using Fedora 64-bit. I want to execute a specific script /bin/usbattached.sh when a ...
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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 ...
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Reserve Ports for modem

I have a modem with 16 ports using for sending SMS. When it's connected to my Linux machine, I get 16 ports from ttyUSB0 to ttyUSB15. Currently if I remove this modem and attached another it,I get it ...
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Swapping <esc> and <caps lock> in a way that persists with external keyboards

I have a file called ~/.speedswapper which contains the following: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = Caps_Lock ...
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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", ...
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Udev Rule file for Modem not working

I am using modem for sending sms which has 16 ( ttyUSB0 to ttyUSB15 ) ports. I want to make udev rule to give device name "AMPM" and ports should be name Port1, Port2,...Port16. Check out this output ...
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UDEV: How do i use the %s{file} substitution specifier?

I'm trying to create a udev rule to name my USB devices as: Sandisk_Cruzer_16GB". How do I use the %s{file} substitution specifier with SYMLINK ? KERNEL=="sd[a-z]", SUBSYSTEM=="block", ATTR{ro}=="0", ...
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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 ...
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create several /dev/xconsole files automatically upon boot

I understand from my previous question that the /dev/xconsole file can be created using mkfifo. On my system (Debian Wheezy), /dev/xconsole gets created automatically. I am wondering who creates it ...
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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 ...
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Udev: running a shellscript that accesses an X display [duplicate]

After getting my 3g-modem to work in Arch Linux I wanted to eliminate some manual labour required in the process. Hence I needed to create an udev rule. After some trial and error I came up with the ...
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How do I set up a udev rule to mount the SanDisk Cruzer USB upon insertion in order to eliminate an fstab entry?

Suppose I run sudo mount -a after setting /etc/fstab to: /dev/usbhd1 /path/to/mount/point ntfs rw,auto,nofail 0 1 Yesterday, upon asking what steps our architect and I should do next after a ...