Touchpad not working, volume control crossed out after removing udev config

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  • #10161
    Anonymous

      Hello,

      I recently did some spring cleaning and removed four config files in Synaptic that were marked obsolete or rudimentary, one of them for udev after the switch to eudev. However, after the reboot all input devices have stopped working and sound volume icon is also crossed out. Can’t help but think the two are related.

      What could be the solution? I have thought of that maybe the initramfs needs to be rebuilt for which I would need to chroot into the system. Would that be correct, what do you think?

      Thanks guys.

      Barnaby

      #10163
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      sleekmason

        udev is still needed. To fix, boot into init 3 (console) from the grub menu by appending the end of the boot line with init 3, Run ceni if wireless is needed, then:
        apt-get install udev


        Then:
        nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

        and add “dev” to the end of the repo line (leave a space)

        Then:
        apt-get update
        apt-get dist upgrade


        Reboot
        Then remove the dev from the antiX list.

        • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by sleekmason.
        #10166
        Anonymous

          Thank you sleekmason. Wow, that

            is

          a quick reply. Good forum here. Will do that and report back.

          #10233
          Anonymous

            Hi sleekmason,

            I did what you suggested but had to chroot as no wireless adapters were available in ceni in the original system.

            This resulted in the following output. It appears udev was not installed but now eudev also removed. In any case, I’ve got a quite recent backup made with usb-snapshot so will restore this, probably less hassle. Thanks again.

            root@antix1:/home# apt-get install udev
            Reading package lists... Done
            Building dependency tree       
            Reading state information... Done
            The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
              libffmpegthumbnailer4v5 spacefm-common
            Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
            The following additional packages will be installed:
              libudev1
            The following packages will be REMOVED:
              desktop-defaults-spacefm-antix eudev libeudev1 spacefm
            The following NEW packages will be installed:
              libudev1 udev
            0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 4 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
            Need to get 1,239 kB of archives.
            After this operation, 1,602 kB disk space will be freed.
            Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
            Get:1 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stretch-updates/main amd64 udev amd64 232-25+deb9u3 [1,114 kB]
            Get:2 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stretch-updates/main amd64 libudev1 amd64 232-25+deb9u3 [125 kB]
            Fetched 1,239 kB in 27s (44.5 kB/s)                                                      
            (Reading database ... 243812 files and directories currently installed.)
            Removing desktop-defaults-spacefm-antix (0.2.3) ...
            Removing spacefm (1.0.6-1) ...
            postrm called with unknown argument
            'remove'
            dpkg: error processing package spacefm (--remove):
             subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
            dpkg: eudev: dependency problems, but removing anyway as you requested:
             ceni depends on udev | eudev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              Package eudev is to be removed.
             bluez depends on udev (>= 170-1); however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
             midisport-firmware depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
             live-usb-maker-gui depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
             xserver-xorg-core depends on udev (>= 149); however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
             udisks2 depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
             ceni depends on udev | eudev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              Package eudev is to be removed.
             libsane:amd64 depends on udev | makedev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              Package makedev is not installed.
             initramfs-tools-core depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
            Removing eudev (232:3.2.5.3) ...
            Errors were encountered while processing:
             spacefm
            Writing Menu: icewm
            No protocol specified
            Writing Menu: openbox
            Writing Menu: fluxbox
            Writing Menu: jwm
            No protocol specified
            error: could not open display
            E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
            
            #10235
            Anonymous

              Hi sleekmason,

              I did what you suggested but had to chroot as no wireless adapters were available in ceni in the original system.

              This resulted in the following output. It appears udev was not installed but now eudev also removed. In any case, I’ve got a quite recent backup made with usb-snapshot so will restore this, probably less hassle. Thanks again.

              root@antix1:/home# apt-get install udev
              Reading package lists… Done
              Building dependency tree
              Reading state information… Done
              The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
              libffmpegthumbnailer4v5 spacefm-common
              Use ‘sudo apt autoremove’ to remove them.
              The following additional packages will be installed:
              libudev1
              The following packages will be REMOVED:
              desktop-defaults-spacefm-antix eudev libeudev1 spacefm
              The following NEW packages will be installed:
              libudev1 udev
              0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 4 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
              Need to get 1,239 kB of archives.
              After this operation, 1,602 kB disk space will be freed.
              Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
              Get:1 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stretch-updates/main amd64 udev amd64 232-25+deb9u3 [1,114 kB]
              Get:2 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stretch-updates/main amd64 libudev1 amd64 232-25+deb9u3 [125 kB]
              Fetched 1,239 kB in 27s (44.5 kB/s)
              (Reading database … 243812 files and directories currently installed.)
              Removing desktop-defaults-spacefm-antix (0.2.3) …
              Removing spacefm (1.0.6-1) …
              postrm called with unknown argument `remove’
              dpkg: error processing package spacefm (–remove):
              subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
              dpkg: eudev: dependency problems, but removing anyway as you requested:
              ceni depends on udev | eudev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              Package eudev is to be removed.
              bluez depends on udev (>= 170-1); however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              midisport-firmware depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              live-usb-maker-gui depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              xserver-xorg-core depends on udev (>= 149); however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              udisks2 depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              ceni depends on udev | eudev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              Package eudev is to be removed.
              libsane:amd64 depends on udev | makedev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.
              Package makedev is not installed.
              initramfs-tools-core depends on udev; however:
              Package udev is not installed.
              Package eudev which provides udev is to be removed.

              Removing eudev (232:3.2.5.3) …
              Errors were encountered while processing:
              spacefm
              Writing Menu: icewm
              No protocol specified
              Writing Menu: openbox
              Writing Menu: fluxbox
              Writing Menu: jwm
              No protocol specified
              error: could not open display
              E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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