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Old 10-25-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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"udev worker did not accept message" error on boot Dell Mini 9


I recently upgraded my Dell Mini 9 from Ubuntu Netbook Edition 8.04 to 10.10, doing a clean install.

It's working fine--better than ever, but there's a strange message on boot right after the BIOS check and before the splash screen that reads

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udev worker [###] did not accept message -1 (Connection refused), kill it.
(The number in the brackets increments.)

After that, it boots and runs normally--better than ever, in fact.

I poked around /var/log looking at anything that appeared to do with the boot process but couldn't find anything. Googling the error message was similarly fruitless.

Since everything has been working fine for two weeks, I'm not alarmed, but I am curious whether anyone knows what this might mean.

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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ok lets say You installed a linux operating system that is designed to run thousands of types of hardware. and in the kernel initrd.img it unloads a tun of modules before it mounts the hard drive in read and write mode. cool.
The fact is Udev is set up to look for all this default stuff.
So it goes through it set program. Like the default for most linux is to look for pcmcia devices it tries load them but fails why it is a desk top. Most likely the device was loaded at boot then hot plug and udev run after the hard drive is up.
if the device is already running it will show a quick read it. Used to say failed device.
Hope this helps you.
Make your life easy next time in bios if you have a setting for none O/S or none windows. set to none O/S none plug n play. this way bios runs the machine like it is supposed to.
Linux just reads not plug n play.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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Thanks, Drakeo. That makes sense.

Since this is a netbook, it does not have a CD/DVD drive, so I did the install from an external USB CD/DVD drive; as I recall, the drive was still plugged in and powered up upon reboot. It may be looking for that.

I'll plug the drive in and turn it on before I boot the box next time, see what happens, and report back.
 
  


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