Bug 253426 - hal under qemu (elsewhere?) fails to start
Summary: hal under qemu (elsewhere?) fails to start
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-19 08:41 UTC by Jane Dogalt
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:51:06 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
qemu screencap of hal failure (86.76 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-08-19 08:45 UTC, Jane Dogalt
no flags Details
more qemu screencap - shft-pgup-d (107.30 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-08-19 08:46 UTC, Jane Dogalt
no flags Details

Description Jane Dogalt 2007-08-19 08:41:29 UTC
Description of problem:

hal fails to start

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


How reproducible:

seemingly easily (tried 2-3 times)

Steps to Reproduce:

qemu -boot d -m 384 -cdrom Fedora-8-Test-1-Live-i686.iso -net none

Actual results:

hal fails to start

Expected results:

haldaemon should succeed to start
Additional info:

will attach qemu screenshot of hal --deamon=no --verbose=yes

Comment 1 Jane Dogalt 2007-08-19 08:45:22 UTC
Created attachment 161817 [details]
qemu screencap of hal failure

ignore the Clocksource quirk from qemu.

will post a 2nd screen cap from shft-pgup

Comment 2 Jane Dogalt 2007-08-19 08:46:04 UTC
Created attachment 161818 [details]
more qemu screencap - shft-pgup-d

some more data from the hal --daemon=no --verbose=yes

Comment 3 Jane Dogalt 2007-08-20 23:56:19 UTC
so the nearly obvious thing of

mv /var/cache/hald/fdi-cache~ /var/cache/hald/fdi-cache
service haldaemon start

seems to work.

I've also noticed this problem on a livecd spun with f7+updates

question #1) does the above really solve the problem, or is it possibly
introducing bad side-effects

question #2) what is the 'right' fix for this

question #3) what is the best immediate workaround fix for this while waiting
for a #2 to percolate down from upstream?

Comment 4 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 03:30:41 UTC
Hal starts, since I downloaded a new version.

The shell command
rpm -qa | grep hal
gives the following result:

So, the status for me now is Worksforme.

Comment 5 Jane Dogalt 2007-09-10 15:55:51 UTC
Peter- This was on a livecd?  And you confirmed the same issue prior to
downloading the new version.

I'll give it a shot when I get the f8t2 livecd.

Comment 6 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 16:53:13 UTC
No, this was on a clean install of f8t1, because I was unable to upgrade f7.
I don't remember seeing the issue prior to f8t1, but I never notices if Hal
was present or not.

Comment 7 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-14 15:37:45 UTC
Starts and runs OK in fc8t2. I presume it will also work for you, Jane.

Comment 8 Jane Dogalt 2007-09-15 18:11:43 UTC
nope, still broke.

same exact thing with f8t2-i686 livecd under qemu with the following command line

qemu -net none -boot d -m 384 -no-kqemu -cdrom Fedora-7.91-Live-i686.iso

Can someone else try out that command line and confirm or contradict the bug?

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