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Old 09-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Question Chose udev for services... udev starts twice... hotplug fails


The other day I was setting up my system after a clean install. I noticed udev was not selected in the services under the Admin > Services menu in Gnome. So I selected it. The next time I booted up, I noticed udev started right away. Then I noticed it said: udev is already started... booting continued and I noticed hotplug failed. So now I have no keyboard or mouse/touchpad capabilities.

How can I fix this? I assume I have to change that config file so udev does not try to start twice... any ideas?

Thanks!

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Old 09-19-2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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Since I have a bluetooth mouse, I used the assistive technologies on screen keyboard to login. Then I went to the System > Admin > Services menu and de-selected udev. Typed my password in with the onscreen keyboard and restarted.

All is well again.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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Glad you could figure it out.

For the record though, in cases like this you should generally be able to reboot into single-user mode, where you can then reconfigure your services manually.

If you have keyboard access, you can also usually use ctrl+alt+[F1-F6] to get into a console, where you can log in as root. The major graphical login managers also have options for shutting down the x-server and going into console mode.

This page has a decent rundown on how to do that in various distributions. Be sure to check out the comments for more tips.

http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/0...during_01.html
 
  


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