Install 'proper' eudev

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    antiX-17 ships with eudev as opposed to udev. This *is* eudev, but the way it has been configured relies on tricking udev. As a result, it appears as udev in the repos and as udev in /etc/init.d rather than as eudev.
    Since the release of antiX-17 and thanks to the work on eudev by the devuan experimental team we now have a better, fully ‘independent’ eudev in the default repos.

    Want to install it?

    First of all, make sure your antiX-17 is fully up to date.

    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

    Now install eudev.

    apt-get install eudev

    Get rid of udev

    apt-get purge udev libudev1 libudev-dev

    To avoid an error message on next boot, remove this file

    /lib/udev/rules.d/92-console-font.rules

    Then, just to be sure, rebuild the initramfs (this may not be needed, but no harm done if used)

    update-initramfs -k all -u -t

    Finally, you can remove the folder /etc/init (NOT /etc/init.d!!) if you want.

    Reboot.

    What are the benefits?

    1. On my laptop (Thinkpad L412) boot time is a bit faster and RAM usage a bit less.
    2. It *seems* that network connects faster
    3. You are now using ‘pure’ eudev.

    Do not try any of the above if it seems ‘all Greek to me’ and you cannot fix any ‘possible’ issues that may arise.

    Added: You can even do this running antiX live with persistence (root) on a usb device or as a frugal install on a hard drive.

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    #2174
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    I’ll install the real eudev when I get near a wifi connection.

    I have a fresh snapshot of my install of antiX-17 with Xfce4-lite. It idles at 100 MB RAM used after boot on the early model AA1 (mod AOA150).
    MX-16 runs fine, idling at 166 MB RAM used after boot.
    Both have a few things removed [and added] from original.

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    ASUSTeK 900 EeePC; RAM: 1.96 GiB;
    antiX19.3; 4.9.235-antix.1-486-smp;
    HDD: Super Talent STT 30.08 GiB
    +SD & External HDD.

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    After following your steps to replace udev with eudev, my install of antiX-17 with Xfce4-lite now idles at about 91 MB RAM used after boot, compared to the before value of 100 MB RAM used on an early model AA1 (mod AOA150).

    Subjectively, it seems to boot a bit faster. No longer near an internet connection to offer an opinion on net speed.

    You can see machine specs here: https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/permissions-problem-w-antix17/#post-1696

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    ASUSTeK 900 EeePC; RAM: 1.96 GiB;
    antiX19.3; 4.9.235-antix.1-486-smp;
    HDD: Super Talent STT 30.08 GiB
    +SD & External HDD.

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    RAM usage is much lower.
    Startup seems a bit faster..

    Thanks Anti 😉

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    Thanks for the reports.
    Please check that there are no regressions. I mean does mounting of internal/external devices work as before (or better) such as for usb sticks, phones, cameras and whatever you youngsters plug into your usb ports. How about printers and scanners? Audio devices such as external/internal speakers, microphone?
    The more feedback we get, the better antiX will become.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

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    While creating a new snapshot the DVD burner want not open. I have to eject with Spacefm

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    Did it work before?

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    Of course 😉

    Anti..i took a new snapshot, and the dvd works well. i thing is my problem with the dvd. not the eudev i think.

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    thx anti ram usage is alot lower and no new error messages.
    I did notice that with udev i had watchdog error messages and
    with eudev tey are gone.

    A few thoughts for true freedom ......
    1: Where ever there is greed and selfishness, evil will always smile upon.
    2: Wherever there is sharing of ideas and caring, good prevails and thrives.
    I'll fight for the second thought before joining or doing for the first.
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    Conky went from 222 MB to 218 MB.

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    new problem after I did udev stuff above on my 32 bit it no longer boots.
    It sits at the grub loader and won’t boot….it still boots live cd but not
    the updated. I’m running antix17-full-32bit with strech-stable repos.
    anyone else have this problem or know how to fix hdd from live cd to
    revert back to old udev stuff.

    A few thoughts for true freedom ......
    1: Where ever there is greed and selfishness, evil will always smile upon.
    2: Wherever there is sharing of ideas and caring, good prevails and thrives.
    I'll fight for the second thought before joining or doing for the first.
    A thought, quote and belief of yours truly : from Linuxdaddy.

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    Did you do this?
    update-initramfs -k all -u -t

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

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    yes…I’m getting sector read error on hd0. I’m thinking harddrive is gone.

    A few thoughts for true freedom ......
    1: Where ever there is greed and selfishness, evil will always smile upon.
    2: Wherever there is sharing of ideas and caring, good prevails and thrives.
    I'll fight for the second thought before joining or doing for the first.
    A thought, quote and belief of yours truly : from Linuxdaddy.

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    I confirmed bad hdd. It fails dst short test from bios diagnostic.

    A few thoughts for true freedom ......
    1: Where ever there is greed and selfishness, evil will always smile upon.
    2: Wherever there is sharing of ideas and caring, good prevails and thrives.
    I'll fight for the second thought before joining or doing for the first.
    A thought, quote and belief of yours truly : from Linuxdaddy.

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