Tonight I was messing with my Asus WL-500 and was having trouble getting lighttpd to start. I found some post in russian that I was able to decypher thanks to my excellent linguist skills (haha). Anyway, it’s pretty easy.
# ipkg install nano # nano /opt/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
and then change
# server.event-handler = «freebsd-kqueue» # needed on OS X
server.event-handler = «poll» # needed on OS X
After changing this, lighttpd started right up with fastcgi php.
Comment by wirespot on 2009-11-06 01:37:59 -0500
Thank you! Fixed mine too (on WL-500gP v1).
Comment by jsmith on 2009-11-30 09:26:28 -0500
Thanks a bunch man!
Comment by Violin Iliev on 2010-01-20 02:49:38 -0500
Mine is WL-500gP v2. This fix works fine. 🙂
Comment by Gabriel on 2010-01-30 07:15:55 -0500
Thanks a lot, Matt! I was working on installing ADOS download manager on my ASUS WL-520gU router with Tomato firmware when I encountered this error. I was wondering why nothing would display in my Web browser whenever I accessed lighttpd’s document root. Checking from /opt/var/log/lighttpd/error.log gave the same error as yours- fdevent_init failed. Changing server.event-handler from “freebsd-kqueue” to “poll” fixed it.
Comment by Jordi on 2010-03-15 05:23:49 -0500
Thanks, that works also on oleg’s wl500 firmware
Comment by Stepan on 2010-03-27 16:22:17 -0500
Thanks man, this works on WL-500gP with Oleg firmware too !!!
Comment by postbusjj on 2010-06-01 05:48:50 -0500
Comment by Mark on 2010-06-21 20:58:58 -0500
Thanks bro, you spared what hair I have left.
Comment by das_deniz on 2010-08-08 12:41:19 -0500
ipkg nano completely redundant to ‘vi /opt/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf’
otherwise absolutely spot on fix for “poll” thank you very much
Comment by senthil on 2011-02-20 20:25:56 -0500
Thank you for tips. It helped me to start the lighttpd.
Comment by cookies on 2011-03-10 00:51:50 -0500
worked for my WL-500GpV2
Comment by Burak on 2015-11-28 15:43:30 -0500
poll causes another error you can see in error log. so the best is:
server.event-handler = “select”
use this and you will see no error 😉 !!