Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2006, 05:46 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 769

Rep: Reputation: 66
udev error messages during boot


I have always stayed current (Slackware), but got 6 weeks behind. After I updated (using slapt-get, and yes, carefully inspected the changelog) I get loads of error messages from udev during boot. They don't seem to be harmful, since all works well, but nevertheless I would like to know what causes these messages.

I read somewhere that they were caused by stale hotplug files. Since hotplug has been taken over by udev. I tried removing the hotplug package, but it didn't help.

Anyone who knows what's going on?

A LOT of these two lines:

This is what I get (from /var/log/syslog)
Sep 10 13:40:34 sphritzs udevd-event[5719]: run_program: exec of program '/sbin/
udev_run_devd' failed
Sep 10 13:40:34 sphritzs udevd-event[5721]: run_program: exec of program '/sbin/
udev_run_hotplugd' failed

And after those lines during boot I see similar warnings but somehow related to modules. For some reason I don't see these in /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog)

Cheers, Leon.
Old 09-11-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 1,839

Rep: Reputation: 276Reputation: 276Reputation: 276
Hi. A lot has changed in those 6 weeks. In particular, the new udev & hotplug arrangement, (which needs a kernel newer than 2.6.15 to work properly). There are many things which could have gone wrong, but I'd probably start by checking that you have moved all the *.new files under /etc/rc.d into place to make sure that everything boots properly. If you have done this, then you should probably double check that you in fact do have the latest versions of udev, hotplug and the sysvinit packages.
Old 09-11-2006, 06:29 AM   #3
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 769

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 66
Thanks for the fast reply!

I'm running kernel, have moved all the *.new files in /etc/rc.d/, and have the following versions installed:


Cheers, Leon.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot error messages matelot Linux - Newbie 1 05-09-2006 03:22 AM
/var/log/messages going crazy -- udev Poetics Slackware 7 01-21-2006 02:49 PM
Error messages during boot anti.corp Arch 5 01-17-2006 12:18 PM
udev boot error alma Linux - Newbie 3 11-27-2005 11:51 AM
md boot error messages david.skinner Linux - Software 0 01-04-2005 04:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration