Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151912
Update of hal stops USB HD
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:43:03 EST
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Description of problem:
This is a strange one and it took me forever to track down. I have a laptop with an external DVD+/-RW and USB HD. When FC3 is first insatlled all is well. After going through the updates (including the 2.6.10-1.277_FC3) and subsequent reboot, I cannot browse the USB HD - neither using GNOME, KDE, nor bash. It simply locks up. If I kill the GNOME window, nautilus crashes and that's all she wrote - I have to do a hard reset. By rolling back to the default install of HAL, everything works.
Now there are some weird combinations where 0.4.7 seems to work ok. If I have the USB HD attached, but the DVD powered down - works fine. If I have the DVD on, but the USB HD powered down - works fine. If I have both devices on and a DVD/CD mounted in the DVD drive - works fine. If I have both devices on and nothing mounted in the DVD drive - USB HD is inaccessable. Umounting and remounting the USB HD does not work. It does not matter if the devices are attached via a powered USB 2.0 hub, and unpowered hub, or directly into the USB ports.
The only solution I have found so far is to roll back to a previous version of HAL
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade hal to 0.4.7
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