Gentoo Wiki


The current startup scripts do not load the Unix Domain Sockets module before udevd is started. This causes the udevd startup to fail.

It is necessary to modify the /lib/rcscripts/addons/ script, adding a modprobe command before running udevd. Locate the udevd command and add a modprobe line above it, as shown below:

 ebegin "Starting udevd"
 modprobe unix           # < ---- ADD THIS LINE TO LOAD UNIX DOMAIN SOCKETS
 /sbin/udevd --daemon
 eend $?
Retrieved from ""

Last modified: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:44:00 +0000 Hits: 1,251