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Old 01-20-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
Colonel-1990
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HAL AND DBUS fail to start


Hi,

I don't know if this is the right place to post this but here goes anyway.

System:
ASUS Pro50n Laptop
Distro: Arch Linux
WM/DE: Gnome

I've recently installed Arch linux with the gnome desktop environment, and everything is working fine apart from HAL and DBUS. I'm not sure why this problem is happening and I have no idea about any settings for HAL and DBUS all I know is what it says in the wiki.

The problem I have is that HAL and DBUS fail to start. I have tried /etc/rc.d/hal start and get the message BUSY.. then FAIL. I have tried /etc/rc.d/dbus start and get exactly the same. I have tried restart and that also fails.

*EDIT* I have just tried /etc/rc.d/dbus start again without changing a thing and dbus has started successfully but HAL still fails.

The further problem, which I think is related to HAL not starting... possibly... Is that I can't watch DVD's / anything in the DVD drive. I can see it in Places >Computer as "CD/DVD Drive: 3_MEN_IN_ANOTHER_BOAT" but when I click to load it or if I open Totem and try and load it all I get is the error: Unable to mount location: Not Authorized. Is this related to HAL or is this a completely different issue?

*EDIT* fixed the HAL problem, reinstalled xf86-input-evdev package and it seemed to fix the problem. However I am still having a problem with watching DVD's can anyone help with this?

**EDIT** Fixed this problem, it was related to consolekit. I am still using console login with startx, and for some reason consolekit doesn't automatically start with the gnome-session. When using GDM, however, it does. The solution is to add "exec ck-launch-session gnome-session" to your ~/.xinitrc file and viola! it auto-mounts and allows access to auto-mounted devices straight away.

Thanks,
Scott.

Last edited by Colonel-1990; 01-21-2010 at 10:24 AM. Reason: SOLVED
 
  


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