Bug 233590 - Error message "HAL does not support power management!"
Error message "HAL does not support power management!"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Blocks: FC7Blocker
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Reported: 2007-03-23 08:04 EDT by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:49 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-03-31 11:52:24 EDT
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Warning about missing support of power management. (7.19 KB, image/png)
2007-03-23 08:06 EDT, Joachim Frieben
no flags Details
hald crash output (1.72 KB, text/plain)
2007-03-25 22:20 EDT, Joe Ammond
no flags Details

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Description Joachim Frieben 2007-03-23 08:04:47 EDT
Description of problem:
For current "rawhide", "hal" seems to be broken. "g-p-m" aborts on
start-up, and in "/var/log/messages", entries

 "gnome-power-manager: (fedora) Either HAL or DBUS are not working!"
 "gnome-power-manager: (fedora) HAL does not support power management!"


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to "GNOME" session.
Actual results:
No "g-p-m" icon is present in the desktop panel. "g-p-m" aborts when

Expected results:
"g-p-m" is up and running.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2007-03-23 08:06:43 EDT
Created attachment 150745 [details]
Warning about missing support of power management.
Comment 2 Ronny Fischer 2007-03-25 05:52:51 EDT
I can see the same on Fedora 7 Rawhide 6.92 Kernel 2.6.20-1.3017, i686.

HAL starts on boot but it seems it is stopping right after that. It is possible 
to restart haldaemon, but it doesn't work correectly at all. This results in 
not being notified on different system events (e.g. mounting a CD).

Comment 3 Joe Ammond 2007-03-25 22:15:28 EDT
I've been having the same problem with hald. I finally started it manually with
--verbose=yes and --daemon=no, and captured attached log. One interesting line is:

process 16057: arguments to dbus_message_new_error() were incorrect, assertion
"_dbus_check_is_valid_error_name (error_name)" failed in file dbus-message.c
line 1207.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
  D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace

I see that when I exit evolution lately as well.
Comment 4 Joe Ammond 2007-03-25 22:20:17 EDT
Created attachment 150865 [details]
hald crash output

crash from hald.
Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2007-03-25 22:21:31 EDT
Should be fixed upstream already

Comment 6 Joe Ammond 2007-03-25 22:25:35 EDT
Great, I'll look for an update to rawhide in the future.
Comment 7 Will Woods 2007-03-27 18:57:00 EDT
Could you test with hal-0.5.9-0.git20070326.fc7? It should be in rawhide today.
Comment 8 Joachim Frieben 2007-03-31 11:52:24 EDT
Looks ok again. Thanks!

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