By that I mean, currently if I don't do anything else, some things aren't processed. For instance, my audio card isn't there, neither are a few input devices, such as my (usb) mouse.
I can't reproduce the problem on my system: mdevd-coldplug detects all the USB devices. But it's a small system with no fancy hardware. What would really be helpful in diagnosing this would be: - your kernel version: if you're using an old kernel, maybe /sys has a subtly different format - if you can find them, the contents of the directories in /sys describing the hardware that is missed by mdevd-coldplug; in particular * whether they are accessible via a symlink in /sys/dev/char (or /sys/dev/block, if mdevd-coldplug is also missing block devices) * the contents of their "dev" and "uevent" files * whether they have a "subsystem" symlink and what it points to * whether that hardware requires loading firmware Thanks! -- Laurent