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

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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The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated.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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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 ...
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How do I set executable permissions on a removable drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and using a usb drive but I'm finding that I can't chmod any programs on the drive to +x. It is being auto-mounted by Gnome (using udev, I think?) so I imagine the problem is a ...
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automatically starting crashplan backup when a usb harddisc is connected

Using CrashPlan I've configured two backup sets: online backup in crashplan's cloud (this is running perfectly) a local backup on a usb harddisc directly connected to the local laptop. The USB ...
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Can I prevent an IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE command to a specific device at boot?

This is related to a previous question related to installation that is now resolved. I'm opening a new question, because I still need to get my DVD drive working. Problem: Failed boot when my ASUS ...
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How do I change the keymap of a single device (Logitech presenter)?

My Logitech R400 presenter sends the following key codes: keycode 112 (keysym 0xff55, Prior) [page up] keycode 117 (keysym 0xff56, Next) [page down] keycode 60 (keysym 0x2e, period) keycode 71 ...
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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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Auto-switch audio to HDMI when HDMI monitor/receiver plugged into laptop

I have a laptop with an HDMI port. While we're homeless and staying with friends I've been plugging it into their surround sound receiver with an HDMI cable. To get sound working I have to open up the ...
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How to distinguish between identical USB-to-serial adapters?

I use a number of identical USB-to-serial adapters with my laptop (Ubuntu 9.10). The adapters are manufactured by Sabrent and are built around a Prolific PL2303 IC, as shown by lsusb: Bus 001 Device ...
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USB device changes using udev and D-Bus

I am trying to get a list of currently plugged in USB devices in Ubuntu 10.10 and monitor changes that happen, like devices being plugged in or out using udev and D-Bus. I'm fairly new to ...
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How do I let other users access my /media/[username]/HARDDRIVE with Ubuntu 12.10?

I am trying to let other users access my external 1TB NTFS hard drive mounted automatically at /media/[username]/STORAGE The problem is that by default, udisk2 (present with Ubuntu 12.10) ...
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udev not running remove events

I have two rules one for when a device, my phone, is connected and one for when it is disconnected. The rule for add runs the remove rule does not. Here is my udev rule. I simplified but the remove ...
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Do something when CD/DVD/Blu-Ray inserted [closed]

I have a headless 10.04 server with a BD drive. I'd like to be able to insert a blu-ray or dvd into the drive and have the server immediately begin ripping it with makeMKV/Handbrake. Basically, I need ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Server to recognize and automount a hotplugged SATA drive?

AHCI is on and I can manually mount but as this device is destined to be a headless device used by people with no clue about the terminal so I need something as idiotproof as possible. I expect I ...
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udev not updating usb permissions and group

I am using ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Locid Lynx. I have a requirement to set specific group and permissions for any usb stick file/directories on mount. I have tried overwriting the udev rules. Here is what ...
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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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How do I make udev rules work?

I would like to learn udev rules. Here is what I do: victor@X301A1:~$ ls /etc/udev/rules.d/ 70-persistent-cd.rules 70-persistent-net.rules README Then: victor@X301A1:~$ sudo gedit ...