Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 486939
hald fails to start at boot when /var/cache/hald does not exist
Last modified: 2014-06-09 07:45:28 EDT
Description of problem:
hald cannot recreate /var/cache/hald
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
HAL package version: 0.5.12
Linux 126.96.36.199-117.fc10.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 18 11:58:53 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Name : hal Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 0.5.12 Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 14.20081027git.fc10 Build Date: Mon 22 Dec 2008 11:14:41 PM CET
Install Date: Mon 19 Jan 2009 08:30:44 AM CET Build Host: x86-1.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Group : System Environment/Libraries Source RPM: hal-0.5.12-14.20081027git.fc10.src.rpm
Size : 1409113 License: AFL or GPLv2
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Wed 14 Jan 2009 03:59:53 AM CET, Key ID bf226fcc4ebfc273
Packager : Fedora Project
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rm /var/cache/hald -fr
hald fails to start at boot; GDM loads but xorg does not have access to useful hardware such as keyboard or mouse; cannot log in, etc. Make sure to have a luks-encrypted volume or two for more fun.
hald fails to start because it cannot recreate /var/cache/hald
hald recreates /var/cache/hald, sets the appropriate permissions on the directory, and trundles onward.
Have you tried with the latest hal package in Fedora 10, Fedora 11 or tried 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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