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Old 05-17-2008, 07:28 AM   #1
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D-Bus, Avahi and HAL fail to start after installing oss


I am no longer able to boot my machine (running Arch Linux 2007.08-2, Kernel 2.6, 32bit) after installing the 'oss-linux-free' package (compiled using makepkg). Dbus, hal and avahi-daemon all fail to start. Additionally, dbus and hal complain about users 'avahi' and 'hal', which are apparently referred to in a config file.
Here's the output of HAL:

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:: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [FAIL] 
:: Starting Hardware Abstraction Layer    [BUSY]
And here's the output of dbus:

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:: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [FAIL]
Invoking avahi-daemon manually (from /etc/rc.d/) just causes the process to hang. Finally, attached is the output from dmesg, and system.conf (from /etc/dbus-1/).
Cheers in advance.
 
Old 05-17-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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I am no longer able to boot my machine (...) after installing 'oss-linux-free'
Unless pkgbuild fscked up real good I doubt OSS is the cause.


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Dbus, hal and avahi-daemon all fail to start. Additionally, dbus and hal complain about users 'avahi' and 'hal', which are apparently referred to in a config file.
For management purposes a lot of services are started with their own user and group. Doing 'getent passwd avahi dbus hal' is the quickest way to see if those user accounts are still there. If they are not, they should be added back in. If you have a /etc/passwd- or /etc/passwd.OLD maybe the info is still there to copy, else your fellow distro users should post the appropriate lines for group and passwd.


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Finally, attached is the output from dmesg, and system.conf (from /etc/dbus-1/).
That went missing somehow. Information from syslog after trying to start the services would be welcome.
 
  


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