The kernel's device manager, responsible for the contents of /dev.

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Commands not executing in shell script run by udev

I'm having trouble using udev to run a shell script that backs up my hard drives to an external drive whenever the external drive is connected via USB. Everything works except the actual call to ...
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udev script does not start when event happen

I was annoyed that every time I connect my hdmi cable I need to manually change the sound setting. I started looking into udev rules, what I came out with are these two files: ...
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Only use Mass Storage devices on a selected USB port - how?

On a given USB port, I only want to accept USB Mass Storage capabilities, and nothing else. No HID devices, no Bluetooth adapters, no RS232 converters, nothing. Is there a way to do this e.g. using ...
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kernel make zImage error - No rule to make target vmlinux

I've been searching for a couple of days and I can't find anything on google about an interesting error I get when compiling a linux kernel. I initially thought this problem had something to do with ...
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How to know where in /dev/ is a USB keyboard loaded?

To be precise, when you plug in a USB storage device, it is loaded in sd something, but where is a usb keyboard loaded in /dev/?
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libusb couldn't open USB device /dev/bus/usb/002/006: Permission denied. libusb requires write access to USB device nodes

I am connecting my FTDI Device with Laptop USB. I was following all the steps given in the link How to build libftdi git under Linux But after installing.. When I was running ./eeprom it is throwing: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HDMI UDev Rule

I have tried multiple variations to this script but I cannot get it to work. The UDEV Rule fires the script and the script exectutes but simply does not change the audio profile. If I run the script ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl via udev

I want to swap Caps Lock and Ctrl. My solution so far is to edit /etc/default/keyboard and setting XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" There are problems with this solution. First it doesn't work with virtual ...
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mounting galaxy s4 ubuntu 14.04

I know this has topic has been touched on a lot, and I have tried just about anything I have read and still have no solution. Be aware, still relatively a noob with linux. The problem is as simple as ...
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Unknown Floppy Drive detected

After a reboot, Ubuntu (and Windows) detect an external floppy drive that isn't even there!It's not a big problem to find a new floppy drive that I can't access, but it really looks strange in the ...
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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related older hardware?

Please notice the two updates at the end of the post. Original problem I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on an older Acer Travelmate 4500 using the forcepae option and adjusting upowerd.py according to ...
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chroot: Ubuntu 14.04 - udev upgrade Problems!

im running Ubuntu 14.04 (x86) on a OpenELEC (x64) host system. Everything worked great until a few days ago when it tried to upgrade the "udev" package after running apt-get upgrade. apt-get upgrade ...
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How to detect touchscreen devices from a script?

I'm looking for a reliable way to detect if a laptop has a touchscreen device from a script. I know I can parse the output of: $ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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After upgrading to Trusty my keymap file isn't working for my tivo_slide remote

I tried creating this file: ‍/etc/udev/hwdb.d/61-keyboard-local.hwdb It looks like this: lee@tv:/etc/udev/hwdb.d$ cat /etc/udev/hwdb.d/61-keyboard-local.hwdb keyboard:usb:v150ap1201* ...
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Cant change name of internal webcam via udev rules Ubuntu 14.04

I need to change device name of internal camera Rule: ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="video4linux", ATTR{name}=="UVC Camera (046d:0825)", NAME="video2", SYMLINK="usb/video", RUN+="/usr/bin/forudev" I ...
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How do disable the CD-ROM for all users?

I want to disable CDROM/CDRW/DVDROM/DVDRW for everyone in Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop 64-bit edition. I have tried following but not worked: Removed user from /etc/group, as following: cdrom:x:24: as ...
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How can I remap the keys/keycodes of a usb foot switch on SystemD?

I was using the old udev rules to remap my usb foot switch key(the default is the keycode 36 -b :S) to Alt_L. Previosly I created a udev rule and a xmodmap file. But i'm trying the systemd now, and ...
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How to make my udev rule work

My USB device keeps changing its number in its name /dev/ttyUSB?. I have seen this and this, and tried to do the same with no luck. gauthier@sobel:/etc/udev/rules.d $ udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm ...
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How can I run code whenever a USB device is (un)plugged, without requiring root permissions?

I have a script that I wish to run whenever I plug/unplug a mouse or keyboard to my USB port. There is already plenty of documentation on how to configure udev rules to run arbitrary scripts when a ...
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Udev error while upgrading

I update and upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 server. Update is successfull but i get this error while upgrading : apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Explanation of 70-persistent-net.rules script

I am a newbie in scripting language.I will like to understand a script that was written by someone else.Kindly explain to me what this line of script does: IF=`cat ...
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Linux - keyboard with phone-like typing

I have a USB keyboard extension with just number-keys: I need to write chars (A to Z) on this keyboard. My idea is write the way you can on some phone keypads, where each number is mapped to ...
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What is the Purpose of /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf in Ubuntu 14.04?

What is the purpose of the upstart configuration /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf (shown below) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? # fallback-graphics - take actions to initiate fallback graphics # # if we ...
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Error reported @ startup on 14.04

I keep getting this error message at start up: system.udevd: 'failed to execute' '/dev/udev.mode-modeswitch/' '/dev/udev.mode-modeswitch/' vendor 0x12d1 --product 0x1446 --type option-zerocd':no such ...
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How to block a virtual part of a USB device with udev?

I've got Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop (keyboard+mouse). It's a nice set but it creates problems for me as one of its parts in the system is a virtual joystick js0. I've got an advice to use ...
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udevadm doesn't print in terminal

So I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to create some udev rules as I have 8 identical USB RFID readers Firstly I wanted to check what logical ttyUSBx devices existed (where x is 0, 1, 2...) with ...
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How to distinguish between identical USB's

I have this system where I have 8 USB RFID readers which I would like to distinguish from one another. Here's a snippet from lsusb Bus 002 Device 011: ID 05fe:1010 Chic Technology Corp. Optical ...
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My custom udev hwdb rule doesn't work

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 installed in EFI Mode, I tried to write simple udev rule which for all external USB keyboards will map capslock for escape. I use a lot of vim and plug and unplug keyboards ...
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Usb3.0 udev events lag in 14.04

I have an application running on ubuntu 14.04(on an intel nuc) which responds to udev events. I have found using udeavadm monitor that there are lengthy lags in the events being sent. For instance if ...
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How to disable automount of an harddrive?

I am working on a project, and for this I need to disable the aumounting of hard-drives in Ubuntu both at startup and when I plug an hard-drive. I tried one solution with "edit-conf" disabling ...
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How to mount USB drive as user writable

I want to mount my USB hard drive as myself, or in my group, whatever it takes to be able to move stuff onto the disk without sudo. I have tried setting up a rule in ...
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missing sbin/hotplug in Ubuntu

Im using Ubuntu and I cannot find /sbin/hotplug. Did anything replace it? How does it handle hotplugging? I read that kernel calls it for notifying user space when an hotplug event happens. I also ...
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Execute script on insertion of sdcard

Since I want some union mounts to be created, once a sd card is found in my system, I wrote the following udev my.rules: ACTION=="add", KERNEL=="mmcblk0", SUBSYSTEM=="block", \ RUN+="touch ...
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How create symbolik link /dev/usb/lp* and permission change to raw print? Xubuntu 14.04

i want use a symbolic link from usb printers but i can't write to this device: $ ls -l /dev/usb/lp* crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 0 jun 25 14:17 /dev/usb/lp0 crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 1 jun 25 14:17 ...
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Disable all USB Storage devices and enable some devices based on Vendorid

I tried by adding below udev rule ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", RUN+="/bin/sh -c 'for host in /sys/bus/usb/devices/usb*; do echo 0 > $host/authorized_default; done'" ACTION=="add", ...
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Interface not starting on boot

I have Ubuntu server 10.0.4 and ASUS-N53 wireless USB adapter I needed to compile source files to get the driver to work and the logical name I got for that interface was ra0 The ...
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Get keyboard scancodes in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to find out the scancodes for a set of foot pedals so that I can rebind them to more useful keys. In older versions of Ubuntu I was able to do this using /lib/udev/keymap as discussed here, ...
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Preventing pop-up dialogs when connecting an MTP device

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 with a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. Each time I connect my phone via USB, I get the following dialog: Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,023]' A few moments later, ...
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Gamepad detected by lsusb but not by PCSX or jstest-gtk in Ubuntu 14.04

I had been using a PS3 gamepad on PCSX for a while on Ubuntu 14.04, but realized it stopped working today. The controller is detected by lsusb on Terminal, but it does not appear in PCSX or ...
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udev .rules file run as local per user?

I have my code that will run every time udev detects new usb. My code works fine when I run it as a local user. But It fails when I use udev.rules file because it runs my script as root. How can I ...
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Make the zoom slider of Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and 7000 scroll up and down, in 14.04 (Trusty)

I tried to use this tutorial to make scroll switch work on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. But I face following error: sudo: /lib/udev/keymap: command not found I have udev version ...
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3 Modems HUAWEI E220 - Finding diferent data to make permanent USB Ports

I Have 3 Modems Huawei E220 USB connected on the same hub in the back USB Motherboard Ports. After they are connected they work very well - no conflicts. When I restart the system, all USB ports ...
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Creating/removing a symbolic link when a USB device is connected/disconnected [duplicate]

I'm working with an Arduino board and Matlab under Linux. Matlab, unfortunately, doesn't recognize the Arduino board when is connected unless I create a symbolic link to the Arduino board in /dev by: ...
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How to force device node for usb device on Ubuntu

I want a particular usb device assigned to a given node usb on ubuntu 12.10. lssub shows Bus 002 Device 003: ID 19d2:0031 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM MF110/MF627/MF636 Now ZTE WCDMA Technologies ...
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Trying to create UDEV rule to mount removable drive exfat partition

So I am trying to create a udev rule to automatically mount a drives exfat partition to /media/offsite. My goal is to automatically mount a drive to /media/offsite and then kick off a .sh script to ...
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Multiple udev rules in single file [duplicate]

I have a Java program that works with peripheral devices via USB serial connection. I decided to use udev rules to avoid port swapping when reloading the operating system. I do a following test: ...
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udev is creating wrong disk id symlinks

I have lots of HDD's on my system, all but one are on USB. Here's my output from ls -la /dev/disk/by-id/: ata-INTEL_SSDSC2CW060A3_CVCV2041010Y060AGN -> ../../sdc ...
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Failure during boot with service failures (slowing down PC)

While Ubuntu is starting and showing it's boot screen an error occurs for several times saying: failed to execute 'lib/udev/socket:4/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event' ...
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Replacement for org.freedesktop.Hal?

several times ago I wrote a small python script, which used D-BUS and listens for HAL messages do to some magic in my desktop session after a specific usb device was plugged on/off. after switching to ...
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Change automatically keyboard layout

I use custom keyboard layout. I have this script for setting it: #!/bin/bash setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose ~/.myxmodmap The problem is, that plugging the keyboard will ...