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Old 04-16-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hotplug error messages at boot

hotplug seems to be giving me loads of error messages at boot, my system seems to be running fine (although it does pause a bit during initial boot up)

the error messages are of the form

cat sys//proc/devices/....... file or folder does not exist
/etc/hotplug/usb.agent line 144 [ too many arguments

if anyone could shed any light that'd be great also if anyone knows how I can see the log of these messages that would also be great (dmesg | more shows up everything except the error messages, ditto for dmesg | less)
Old 04-21-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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FWIW line 144 of the file is

141 # this could care about changing the default config, or warning
142 # when the user hooked a fast device up so it runs slowly.
143 TMP=$(cat $SYSFS/$DEVPATH/bNumConfigurations)
144 if [ $TMP -ne 1 -a "$ACTION" = add ]; then
145 mesg Keeping default configuration with $SYSFS/$DEVPATH
146 fi

I would guess that you have a device that is not supported or maybe not fully supported. I would start by trying to see what USB devices are not working and adding them to the blacklist file. I am by no mean an expert though, I barely manage to keep my system running.
Old 04-22-2004, 02:54 AM   #3
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now its starting to make a little more sense, I have a usb keyboard and mouse that were compiled as modules in the original 2.4.xx kernel. When I upgraded to 2.6.5 I think I compiled these into the kernel. So if I add them to the blacklist file this should help then? Can you shed some light on hotplug, it always gets on my t*ts when I'm upgrading kernels, can I get rid of it? From what I understand it controls automatic module loading, so if I removed it would I still be able to modprobe module-name-to-load?


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