Bug 506514 - HAL daemon fails to start at boot [NEEDINFO]
HAL daemon fails to start at boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-17 11:44 EDT by Kimmo
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:06 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 09:06:07 EDT
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/var/log/dmesg and /var/log/messages (100.78 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-06-17 11:44 EDT, Kimmo
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/var/log/messages (59.12 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-17 11:53 EDT, Kimmo
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/var/log/dmesg (41.60 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-17 11:54 EDT, Kimmo
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Description Kimmo 2009-06-17 11:44:44 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):
Fedora 11

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F11
2. Boot
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
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
Comment 1 Kimmo 2009-06-17 11:53:10 EDT
Created attachment 348280 [details]
Comment 2 Kimmo 2009-06-17 11:54:31 EDT
Created attachment 348281 [details]
Comment 3 vossman 2009-07-06 16:12:07 EDT
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
Comment 4 vossman 2009-08-27 20:18:27 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Scott Glaser 2009-09-09 10:04:52 EDT

Could you please verify this is fixed as reported in comment #4?

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 6 udo 2009-09-22 09:27:03 EDT
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.
Comment 7 vossman 2009-09-22 11:41:08 EDT
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.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 11:01:44 EDT
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 09:06:07 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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