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Subject: Re: Script to automatically download and install rockbox firmware

Re: Script to automatically download and install rockbox firmware

From: Menachem Shapiro <>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 00:43:26 -0700

On 5/16/07, Nix <> wrote:
> On 16 May 2007, Menachem Shapiro verbalised:
> > In an effort to get it down to the minimum needed to get it to work, I
> > tried this:
> > SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", RUN+="home/mshapiro/rockbox_scripts/"
> You really want it to run for *all* your SCSI devices?

I was trying to get it work before I narrowed down the parameters so
that it matched my Archos.

> > (I also tried this, in case there was a permissions issue with my script:
> > SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", RUN+="zenity --warning --text 'teeext'")
> zenity won't get DISPLAY set so probably won't work :)

Good to know.

> > 'udevtest /sys/block/sdb/' returned the following data (with the data
> > at the end seeming to indicate that it should run the command when I
> > plug in the device.). However, plugging in the device did not result
> > in the script running. Any ideas? (If it helps, I an running ubuntu
> > 7.04) :
> > 'disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:1d.7-usb-0:7:2.0-scsi-0:0:0:0'
> > udev_node_mknod: mknod(/dev/.tmp-8-16, 060600, 8, 16) failed: Permission denied
> I suppose we shold expect that if you're not running as root :)
> > main: run: 'socket:/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event'
> > main: run: '/home/mshapiro/rockbox_scripts/'
> Well, it should have run. :) I'd be inclined to recompile udev with
> DEBUG defined and look for debug-priority syslog messages, myself.
> (What version of udev is this? udev is evolving fast and there have been
> a number of bugs in the RUN area, some of which could incorrectly
> suppress execution.)

It is ubuntu feisty's udev. The package's version number is: 108-0ubuntu4.


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> --- Bruce Schneier on the shortage of company names
Received on 2007-05-17

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