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Re: [alpine-devel] eudev pushed to git master (edge)

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:07:38 +0200

One more important thing,

When apk upgrade you need to:

 apk del udev
 apk add eudev

I would also recommend disable autostart of xorg for now. eg.

 rc-update del lxdm

At least til all the issues have been fixed.


and sorry...


On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:52:07 +0200
Natanael Copa <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I pushed eudev to the edge repo.
> libkmod will not work with busybox dempod (due to it not yet creates
> the modules.dep.bin), so I disabled this in eudev, assuming that it
> will fall back to fork/exec modprobe instead for modaliases.
> It turns out that I was wrong. when built with --disable-libkmod it
> does not load any modaliases at all. This result in no /dev/input/*
> devices and Xorg "hangs". (does not respond to any input).
> For now I have forced starting the hwdrivers. This should at least make
> xorg work, but we still do not have proper hotplugging. That is, if you
> hotplug a device that needs a driver, it will not automatically be
> loaded.
> If you currently use udev, you will have to verify that hwdrivers is in
> the sysinit runlevel before you reboot. ls -l /etc/runlevels/sysinit
> should list a symlink named 'hwdrivers' that points
> to /etc/init.d/hwdrivers. You can add this link if its missing with:
> rc-update add hwdrivers sysinit
> If you don't use udev then nothing changes.
> The longterm fix is to make busbox modprobe generate the needed binary
> indexes for libkmod. Hopefully we will have something for that next
> week.
> We could also depend on kmod's depmod til busybox' depmod is fixed.
> -nc
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