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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
221 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
204 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
334 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
570 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
165 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
975 views

How to create persistent symbolic links and fix permissions to use the raw print?

I have Xubuntu 14.04 and I want create persistent symbolic links for my USB printers. In other hand, I can't write to these devices: $ ls -l /dev/usb/lp* crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 0 jun 25 14:17 ...
1
vote
1answer
452 views

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", ...
5
votes
1answer
325 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
422 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
496 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
250 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
365 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
189 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

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' ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
381 views

3m ergo mouse wheel scrolling 14.04

I hope someone can help with this. Previously in Ubuntu 12 I was able to follow these instructions to get my mouse wheel to work. In 14.04, the hal-* functions no longer work and I cannot seem to find ...
2
votes
0answers
207 views

Assigning ehci-pci to an Epson V33 scanner instead of xhci_hcd

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on two computers. Computer A is a DELL Aptitude E5430 laptop, whereas Computer B is a home-mounted desktop, with an ASUS H87-Plus motherboard. I have been ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

Run “sudo service udev reload” without root priviledges

I have a script that occasionally needs to run the command "service udev reload" but cannot as it needs root access. I don't want to stay logged in as root all the time, so I'm wondering if there is a ...
0
votes
1answer
400 views

udev rule not working

I cannot figure out why this rule wont fire: ACTION=="add", KERNEL=="sdb", SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", ATTRS{model}=="Elements 1048*", RUN+="/usr/bin/mysync.sh" here is the additional info looking at ...
3
votes
2answers
705 views

Udev - How to change device group?

By default, all hard drive and usb drive devices belong to group "disk". I want to change usb drives to group "adm". I verified the ID_BUS $ udevadm info -q all -n /dev/sdb | grep ID_BUS E: ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Ubuntu Server: Boot Messages on terminal 7 (video) Why?

I use only text terminals in ubuntu server. Especially at boot time :) I've turned off plymouth splash screen and I get boot messages on terminal 1. But after couple of messages, active terminal is ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Why do my udev rules run if I use udevadm trigger, but NOT at boot time?

I'm having trouble with udev rules not running. Here's an example: I have a rule /etc/udev/rules.d/99-test.rules which contains: ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="pci", ATTR{vendor}=="0x8086", ...
6
votes
1answer
398 views

How to run a script when password is entered at the lock screen?

To toggle the enabling/disabling of my notebook's touchpad according to connected USB mouse, I used touchpad-indicator, which runs a daemon to monitor connected devices and take appropriate action. ...
0
votes
1answer
322 views

ID_FS_LABEL in udev

What is ID_FS_LABEL in udev? Also why doesn't it show up when I execute this command : sudo udevadm info --root --name=/dev/sdb The output that I get for the above command : vineet@vineet:~$ sudo ...
66
votes
5answers
13k views

I can read from /dev/null; how to fix it?

I read the Wikipedia article on /dev/null and was playing around by moving files to /dev/null. For this I created a test_file and put some contents in it: $ touch test_file $ echo "This is written ...
2
votes
0answers
352 views

What is the difference between /dev/tty* and /dev/bus/usb/001/002?

When I plug in a device that uses the LUFA USB framework (or any USB<->serial peripheral), Ubuntu creates a /dev/ttyACM* device file. It also creates a /dev/bus/usb/001/002 file and a ...
2
votes
1answer
170 views

Usb udev rule never worked for me

I try to have a USB device recognized as being part of my user group. So I don't have to issue a sudo during development time when I debug my program which access those devices. Especially painful ...
2
votes
1answer
996 views

Identify udev subsystems and devtypes

I have to write a python script to monitor for usb mass storage devices. To successfully filter the required media it must be identified by its subsystem and DEVTYPE. Does anyone know the required ...
0
votes
1answer
384 views

Multiseat in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop machine with one Intel Integrated graphic card and one PCI graphic card.I want to implement Multiseat (2 seats) configuration with own set of keyboards, mice, and ...
0
votes
1answer
348 views

Why does my udev rule run several times?

I want to when I plug an usb device to my laptop, a script will be run just one time. So I use the udev rules system in UBUNTU 12.04. I wrote the below udev rule: ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ...
0
votes
1answer
326 views

How to require mount with password of other internal hdd partitions for all mount-style applications (with udev)

I am trying to block access to other partitions with different file systems on the same physical hdd (layout: gpt) by preventing any partition mounting without requiring a password. FSTAB takes care ...
2
votes
0answers
386 views

Ubuntu Server 12.04: Boot hangs with error "udevd[538] inotify_add_watch(…) failed: invalid argument

I'm currently faced with the following situation: when rebooting a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server after updating (it ran perfectly for a year or so, I updated it around two months ago and rebooted with no ...
1
vote
1answer
909 views

auto rip CD with morituri (or launch custom script on CD insert)

How can I automaticaly start ripping my CD when I insert a CD. There used to be a custom command option in the settings where you could run a custom command on CD insert. The I could use a bash script ...
2
votes
0answers
287 views

LVM logical volumes do not activate on boot on 13.10

I am running an UbuntuGNOME 13.10 and I set it up without an LVM during the installation process. I am now running it with to encrypted partitions, one is containing a LVM. This all works fine, ...
0
votes
1answer
657 views

udev + xrandr to set display gamma when plugging in a display works briefly, but gets overridden

I'm using a script like this to set the gamma values of my laptop screen and external monitor: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export XAUTHORITY=/home/peat/.Xauthority xrandr --output LVDS1 --gamma ...
1
vote
0answers
635 views

How to store LXC container's files in another folder

Well the answer seems to be given on https://help.ubuntu.com/13.04/serverguide/lxc.html#lxc-hostsetup page under Using a separate filesystem for the container store title but it doesn't work for me. ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

udev rules seem ignored; can not prevent modem manager from grabbing device

I am trying to prevent modem manager from running when I plug my cell phone into a USB port. I have tried to add a custom rule with udev, but my custom rules seem ignored. I created a file ...
2
votes
2answers
634 views

Automatically disable mouse acceleration whenever mouse is plugged

I have a laptop and I often use a Logitech G5 mouse with it. I don't like acceleration while using the mouse. Thus I have to disable the acceleration every time I plug the mouse. Is there a way to ...
1
vote
1answer
268 views

Connect K8055n Experiment Board to Ubuntu

I purchased a K8055n Velleman Experimental Board and for some reason every program I run or if I try to access the board I get the following error: Could not open the k8055 (port:0) Please ensure ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Huawei e173s 3G USB dongle won't switch into modem mode

Output of lsusb | grep Huawei is Bus 003 Device 003: ID 12d1:1c0b Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E173s 3G broadband stick (modem off) I've checked if usb_modeswitch is set up properly as per ...
1
vote
2answers
894 views

Doubts about symbolic link Printer Brother all-in-one

I have a doubt and confusion regarding symlinks on settings of "Brother MFC-660CN printer" I installed the drivers through an installation file of the website Brother The file is ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

USB Mount Autorun a script using udev

I've spent a lot more time than I was expecting and was hoping I could get some help debugging. My goal is to sync files between my documents and my usb drive as soon as it is mounted. I've ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

For pulseaudio what does tsched do (and what are the defaults)?

If I modify /etc/pulse/default.pa and change this line: load-module module-udev-detect to: load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0 I am clearly disabling tsched. Similarly if I change the line ...