Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448387
HAL fails to start until GDM starts up.
Last modified: 2015-03-09 09:39:27 EDT
Description of problem:
HAL does not start in normal boot sequence. The only way to get HAL started is
do that manually after logging in GDM.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Start your system, HAL will not start. Disable HAL (chkconfig haldaemon off),
insert "service haldaemon start" in /etc/rc.local, start your system. HAL will
be the last service to start, but it will fail. Remove that line in
/etc/rc.local, start your system, log in GDM, open a terminal, type "service
haldaemon start" and so you will get HAL running.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on your computer
System startup hangs up when starting HAL.
Normal boot process with HAL being started pretty fine.
I'm going to attach /var/log/messages, /var/log/dmesg and the output of "rpm
-qa". Kernel version: kernel-22.214.171.124-18.fc9.i686.
Created attachment 306667 [details]
Created attachment 306668 [details]
Created attachment 306669 [details]
Output of $ rpm -qa
Created attachment 308615 [details]
rpm -qa just before upgrading udev cause hal to fail to start
I had the same problem happening when upgrading from FC8 to FC9 on a different $
Reverting to FC8 (from a disk image) and retrying step by step showed that the $
hal and avahi being already upgraded. When downgrading udev from udev-116-3.fc8$
I have attached the output of rpm -qa just before upgrading udev causes the
problem (happens to have been sent before this text...)
I am also to put a pointer for udev people
[repeating as lines got truncated in previous sending]
I had the same problem happening when upgrading from FC8 to FC9 on a
different architecture (x86_64)
Reverting to FC8 (from a disk image) and retrying step by step showed that
the problem appeared after upgrading udev from
udev-120-5.20080421git.fc9.x86_64.rpm, hal and avahi being already upgraded.
When downgrading udev from udev-116-3.fc8.x86_64.rpm the problem did not
disappear, so I had to do the upgrade again from FC8 and leave udev unchanged.
I attach the output of rpm -qa just before upgrading udev causes the problem.
I am also to put a pointer for udev people
I have found other FC9 packages which cause hal and avahi daemons not to start :
ConsoleKit (3 packages) and iputils
Note that not upgrading ConsoleKit prevents from upgrading gdm
hal and avahi daemons from FC9 start normally when using FC8 packages for udev,
ConsoleKit (implying gdm) and iputils
Are you still running Fedora 9, or have you upgraded to 10 or Rawhide? In
either case, can you let us know whether the issue is still happening, and give
the current version of the HAL packages you're using?
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