Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 233590
Error message "HAL does not support power management!"
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:49:37 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to "GNOME" session.
No "g-p-m" icon is present in the desktop panel. "g-p-m" aborts when
"g-p-m" is up and running.
Created attachment 150745 [details]
Warning about missing support of power management.
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).
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
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.
Created attachment 150865 [details]
hald crash output
crash from hald.
Should be fixed upstream already
Great, I'll look for an update to rawhide in the future.
Could you test with hal-0.5.9-0.git20070326.fc7? It should be in rawhide today.
Looks ok again. Thanks!