[arch-general] usbmuxd with systemd

Zhengyu Xu xzy3186 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 21:38:51 EDT 2012

Hello to All,

I have a question relating to the new usbmuxd in the testing repo.

Actually I have been bothered for months by the fact that udev failed to
start usbmuxd automatically after plugging my iphone into lattop since I
switched to systemd. In order to work it around, I did some trials to
compare the configuration of my laptop, which running archlinux, with
another desktop of Fedora 16 in which usbmuxd can be started
automatically with systemd as service manager. From the files
"85-usbmuxd.rules" and systemd services, especially the ones related to
udev, started on both machines, I can not find any difference but the
results of connecting iphone to each are completely different.

After today's update, the usbmuxd in my laptop worked automatically
again and I noticed a new file called "usbmuxd.service" in the package,
which definitely has something to do with systemd. My question is why
this file is necessary in archlinux. This does not make sense to me
because I can not find such thing in Fedora 16 that still work fine with
my iphone.

Best regards,
Zhengyu Xu

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