Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506514
HAL daemon fails to start at boot
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:06:07 EDT
Created attachment 348276 [details]
/var/log/dmesg and /var/log/messages
Description of problem:
HAL daemon fails to start after fresh F11 installation. Finalizing installation is not possible as mouse/keyboard are not working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F11
Normal F11 installation from DVD. No special parameters used.
Fedora F11 is installed to external eSATA HDD (sdc).
Exactly the same problem is being discussed in here: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=223372
Created attachment 348280 [details]
Created attachment 348281 [details]
There is a work-around by downgrading to Fedora 10's HAL, but really for only advanced users:
* Reboot with Fedora 11 Install DVD
* Select Rescue at the menu
* Enable networking eth0 and read-write system
when the prompt appears type:
### set the root
% chroot /mnt/sysimage
### install smbios utils
% yum install libsmbios smbios-utils
### download fedora 10 hal modules:
% wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/updates/10/x86_64/hal-0.5.12-14.20081027git.fc10.x86_64.rpm
% wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/updates/10/x86_64/hal-libs-0.5.12-14.20081027git.fc10.x86_64.rpm
### force install fedora 10 hal modules:
% rpm -Uvh --force hal-0.5.12-14.20081027git.fc10.x86_64.rpm hal-libs-0.5.12-14.20081027git.fc10.x86_64.rpm
### Note: If yum fails, you will need to rebuild the rpm db:
% rm -fv /var/lib/rpm/__db*
% rpm -v --rebuilddb
the latest version of hal (hal-0.5.12-29.20090226git.fc11.x86_64) fixes this problem on my two boxes. If anyone else can confirm this we can move this bug to fixed.
Could you please verify this is fixed as reported in comment #4?
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
If 'Finalizing installation is not possible as mouse/keyboard are not working.' means that the Gnome/Xorg session didn't have usable keyboard it may be related to this bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524352.
The hal version mentioned in comment #4 does not fix this. I need Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False" in xorg.xonf to be able to use the keyboard/mouse.
I enabled online repo fedora-updates during installation and I had no problems finalizing installation. The only fix for this bug would be to release a new Fedora 11 install disc, which I doubt will happen. Finalizing installation aside, I was not able to use my mouse and keyboard at all unless using workaround or until this fix came about.
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