Slackware 13.37 Upgrade - HALD hang at boot with USB card reader.
Just had a small little frustrating issue, figured I'd post it up in case someone else runs into it.
I just upgraded from 13.1 to 13.37. Lots of nice changes!
Anyhoo, during boot, the HAL daemon would hang for about 45 seconds before continuing. I made it verbose and had it write to the syslog. After reading the logs, I commented it out from rc.M and tried starting it after the system had booted. No lag, no hang.
Long story short, I put HALD back into rc.M, halted the system, disconnected the card reader, and rebooted... no lag, no hang.
Halt again, reconnect, and once again things are working as they should.
Hope this eliminates frustration for someone. I'm still curious as to how this would happen after the upgrade, so if anyone has some insight please share :P