I have problems restarting udev, when I write

sudo restart udev

it tells me

restart: Impossible to connect with upstart: 
         Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: connection refused

What is the cause of this error message and how can I properly restart udev?


16.04 does not use upstart anymore, but systemd. The new command is:

sudo systemctl restart udev.service


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