Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428481
F7->F8 upgrade: external storage not detected by HAL
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:54:20 EST
I upgraded my (fairly recent) version of Fedora7 to Fedora8 couple days ago.
Same day I 'yum update' it.
Hardware: IBM X41 laptop. Kernel 18.104.22.168-85.fc8PAE #1 SMP (stock, updated)
udev ver. 116
hald ver. 0.5.10
Problem: Insert a USB flash card or an SD to the internal reader: links appear
in /dev, but no activity in HALd.
I expected the external media to be detected by HAL and then mount by KDE as
it was under F7 and earlier.
FYI: No custom udev or hal rules were created, no OS shipped files were edited.
Temporal (bad) solution:
create an udev rule just like in Fedora7:
[root@routerF7 rules.d]# cat 90-hal.rules
# pass all events to the HAL daemon
reset HAL rules to default by removing dir /usr/share/hal and reinstalling hal.
Before reinstalling hald:
[root@ibm 10osvendor]# pwd
[root@ibm 10osvendor]# ls -1
<18 files total>
After removing dir and reinstalling hald:
[root@ibm 10osvendor]# ls -1
<16 files total>
Possible problem: The contents of /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor were not
deleted before writing new rules during update of hal.
P.S. I backed up the original '/usr/share/hal' dir so it's available for
investigation (tar.gz is attached)
Created attachment 291425 [details]
Original, bad contents of /usr/share/hal directory
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