Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253426
hal under qemu (elsewhere?) fails to start
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:51:53 EST
Description of problem:
hal fails to start
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
seemingly easily (tried 2-3 times)
Steps to Reproduce:
qemu -boot d -m 384 -cdrom Fedora-8-Test-1-Live-i686.iso -net none
hal fails to start
haldaemon should succeed to start
will attach qemu screenshot of hal --deamon=no --verbose=yes
Created attachment 161817 [details]
qemu screencap of hal failure
ignore the Clocksource quirk from qemu.
will post a 2nd screen cap from shft-pgup
Created attachment 161818 [details]
more qemu screencap - shft-pgup-d
some more data from the hal --daemon=no --verbose=yes
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?
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.
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.
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.
Starts and runs OK in fc8t2. I presume it will also work for you, Jane.
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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