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

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Modem usb serial mode

I used to force my huawei E3531 modem to stay in serial mode using usb_modeswitch on my linux ubuntu computer. I was running this: usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1f01 -M ...
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Remove persistent devices from file browser list

In my file browser, it lists all the drives and devices available for browsing. There is one that is from another OS installation, and I want to remove it from the list. Hiding devices using ...
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Udev can't create persistent rules, read only file system

After upgrading to 15.04 I tried different drivers for my wireless card, so I thought to refresh the udev rules and deleted the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file, thinking it would be ...
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mountall: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0

I don't know how to fix this. My system won't even get past the loading screen. When I press F1 on the Ubuntu splash screen it shows me log with this message. mountall: error while loading shared ...
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Udev problem after updating to ubuntu 15.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 I got a weird error with udev. -> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization

During boot of Ubuntu 15.04 vivid the system waits too long for a usb device to be initialized. The problem is that the reported usb has a hub (front usb ports on my cabinet) but no device connected ...
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How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Samsung 900X4C. However, I can't get the keyboard backlights to work. I added the keymaps as per community docs - Samsung Series 9 (section Function Keys). But ...
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Why Does This Udev Rule Only Run Once

I want to set up a udev rule to run every time I plug in a USB drive that will connect that USB drive to connect to a VM in VirtualBox. The udev rule works to connect a USB drive to a running VM, but ...
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Execute script on power supply connected

I am looking for a method that will call a script when the power supply is connected, or the battery state becomes "Charging". I will not accept answers involving any type of cron or loops. I know ...
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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Bluetooth controller connects/disconnects spamming system logs

I'm running one of the new Broadwell NUCs under 15.04. Bluetooth has been "fine" for the last few weeks (didn't use it beyong testing it with a BT mouse). Yesterday I started seeing continuous spam ...
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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related to older hardware?

Please notice the three 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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How to make devices files in /dev available in initramfs shell?

My kernel initialization process fails at a point where it drops to a (initramfs) shell without any HDDs being available in /dev. Which script/sequence of scripts has to be executed to make them ...
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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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How to grant file permission in /dev directory permanently? [closed]

I have a file /dev/ttyS0. And every time I boot, its file permissions are changed to default (unwritable) by the system. So, I have to run a chmod command every time I boot-up. How can I change its ...
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Creating js* udev input device as non-root

I'm trying to get the xboxdrv user-space Xbox 360 driver working without needing to run with root privileges. I have udev rules set to make any /dev/input/js* node be group-writeable by an "input" ...
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Arduino nano doesn't connect correctly on boot up

I have an Arduino Nano connected to my PC that does some basic home automation stuff, and it works nicely. Except that sometimes on bootup, the USB device isn't connected successfully. Unplugging and ...
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If Maverick Meerkat is 70, what is Utopic Unicorn?

I was reading a StackOverflow answer on solving some problems one might encounter when using an Android device for development. The solution is to create a file as follows: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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External HDD automatically get back after safe remove

This is weird! I use udisks --detach /dev/sdb for safely remove my hard disk. after 2 sec hard drive automatically mounted and nautilus window pops up. This is output of udevadm monitor --udev. UDEV ...
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Udev and systemd are broken any help would be appreciated

I cannot configure udev or systemd cam@banowsky:~/rails/lo/db$ sudo dpkg --configure udevSetting up udev (219- 4ubuntu10) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) insserv: ...
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How can I force USB devices to keep the same device file even after they crash and are reset?

I have 3 USB webcams and 3 Arduinos plugged into the same computer. On startup, they are labeled /dev/videoN (N goes from 0 to 2) and /dev/ttyACMN (N goes from 0 to 2). So far, so good. The problem ...
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PS/2 Keyboard+Mouse to USB Adapter is wrongly recognized as Barcode Reader

I have purchased this product, which is an adapter to connect an old PS/2 keyboard to USB. It is not working on Ubuntu 14.04. lsusb says: Bus 003 Device 005: ID 13ba:0018 PCPlay Barcode ...
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Changing owner of block device file

I have a disk that I'm connecting it via USB. In system it has /dev/sdb block device file. By default it is owned by root. I want to automatically change owner to my user. So I'm writing a udev rule ...
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How to allow software access to any USB devices?

I have a libusb-based program that can't open USB devices on a freshly installed Ubuntu because it lacks permissions. This solution will probably work for me, but it requires manually specifying ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound on HDMI output

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an issue with switching audio output to HDMI when an external monitor (TV) is connected. Here is my setup: I created "udev rule" 10-hdmi_sound.rules in ...
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Change permissions inside USB drive to execute shell script

I have read multiple other answers on here to no avail. Clearly chmod and chown are not applicable here. Here's the problem: I have a USB drive for school in which I have a folder for my programming ...
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bash script to cd into an USB device

i am creating a simple updater for a program which will be ran on an Odroid C1 with Ubuntu 14.04 Server.. Preamble 1) i want the updater.run downloaded from my server and placed into an USB; then ...
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boot “Starting save udev log and update rules [fail]”

Ubuntu server boot was successful. But I noticed that line on /var/log/boot.log I can't find much literature about it. What happened and how can I fix it? any additional logs I can provide? Thanks! ...
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ARGH udev won't stop renaming my interfaces!

I have the following in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="d0:50:99:50:43:17", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0" SUBSYSTEM=="net", ...
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mounting galaxy s4 ubuntu 14.04

The problem is as simple as the title, I can't mount my rooted galaxy s4 phone(newest update 4.4.2) on my laptop(running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). The error message is a consistent: Unable to open MTP ...
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Cannot start Wireless HotSpot on USB adapter plug in (with udev rule)

I really need help on this matter. I have a PC with Lubuntu 14.10 and a Wireless USB stick TP-Link TL-WN722N and I want to create a wireless hotspot that automatically gets started upon wireless USB ...
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How do I use two USB printers?

I have two USB printers, both of which have different device and product ID's: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 222a:0037 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0493:8760 MAG Technology Co., Ltd When I try map them in the ...
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iPhone does not unmount properly when unplugged

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on my netbook, and connect my iPhone via USB cable so that it tethers and I can access the internet. This all works as expected. The issue is that when the iPhone is ...
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USB drives `/dev/disk/by-id` changed after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I have two Western Digital Red external drives attached over USB. These disks previously (under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) showed up in /dev/disk/by-id as: ...
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Mounting media player for sync with gPodder

I have a Creative Zen media player which "mounts" with MTP over libmtp. In 12.04 I used gPodder to sync over this MTP connection but since upgrading to 14.04, gPodder seems to no longer works over ...
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Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting

I want to stop a USB device from automounting in Ubuntu 13.04. For example, when I connect my iPhone 5 to my desktop I am consistently prompted for what I want to do (whether or not I want to erase ...
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udev and eMMC rpbm partitions

I'm running into this bug: Fix udev rules to consider mmc rpmb partitions and trying to solve it using a udev rule. I haven't needed to learn anything about udev in the past, so have been reading up ...
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How can I tell linux kernel to completely ignore a disk as if it was not even connected?

Notice Please scroll down for the answer (it has 0 points but it is the correct one). The problem is solved by a patch that will be in kernel 3.12.7 and up; I hope it will back-ported to earlier ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - udev refuses to update

On Ubuntu 14.10 Udev refuses to update. I executed this code: sudo apt-get upgrade Which gave this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Wrote udev rule to run script, but nothing happens

Here is my 81-arduino.rules file: KERNEL=="ttyACM*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="2341", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0043", ATTRS{serial}=="754393133373519132C0", RUN+="/home/z37/screenrun.sh" So when I plug-in ...
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How to assign a fixed device number to a camera?

I need my usb video camera (A4Tech) to take /dev/video0 and the capture card (analog converter) to take /dev/video1 regardless of the order I connect them to PC.
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Device not identified as removable

I have an ebook reader (Kobo Aura) that used to appear as a removable device when connected (in KDE's device notifier). Some time in the last month or so (I haven't upgraded the device), it has ...
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How to identify my device by their physical path?

I'm creating a computer which manipulate harddrives. I would like to identify the harddrive not by the order in which I plug them into my computer but by the slot I put them into. I know Ubuntu ...
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What happens under the hood when an USB drive is inserted?

Some systems use udev / pmount to automatically mount thumbdrives. How is that solved in Ubuntu (specifically, Ubuntu 12.04)? Apparently, neither the pmount package nor the corresponding udev rules ...
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Where can I find the static udev libraries for Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to build an executable using the USB static library which in turn needs the UDEV static library. I have the libusb-1.0.a file but cannot locate the libudev.a file for linking. I have ...
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Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

These are the udev development packages for the last three Ubuntu LTS releases. File list of package libudev-dev in lucid File list of package libudev-dev in precise File list of package libudev-dev ...
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Configure udev to change permissions on USB HID device?

I have a USB scale, a USB HID. Currently, when it is plugged in, the permissions only allow the superuser to access it. How can I configure udev to let anybody access this device? I have the vendor ...
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Error to install svn on ubuntu 14.04

$ sudo apt-get install subversion apache2 libapache2-svn apache2-utils * udev requires hotplug support, not started ... fail! E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) How to solve ...