Spawning Xdialogs from devd...

Gary Newcombe gary at
Wed Apr 30 09:40:04 UTC 2008

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:18:22 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

> > Even if running X under root, it's the same behaviour. Unless devd is
> > restarted, there is no sound or xdialogs. If I restart devd from
> > another console, then the sound device becomes available and sound can
> do you restart devd from xterm? if so - DISPLAY gets set

If I set DISPLAY first in .cshrc, there's no difference. Also, if I set DISPLAY in another console before restarting devd, still same case as before. Also, how about the sound? Is it that devd can't hook into the drivers in question so early in the boot process or something?

> > be heard, but no Xdialogs. If devd is restarted from within X, then
> > both sound and Xdialogs are ok. This is with any window manager, and
> > nothing much else is running here to screw things up.
> >
> > The script is definitely being run on the keypress each time. There's
> > obviously something I'm missing about devd here.
> >

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