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Old 09-11-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
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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, 05:14 AM   #2
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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, 05:29 AM   #3
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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.


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