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Old 12-17-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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FC3, updated kernel now HAL daemon fails

hi -

Let me preface this, I am completely new to fedora and red hat. (and noob otherwise )

I installed fc3, it went rather smoothly. upon boot, i got a smartd failure error, and had and am still having problems getting my wireless nic to work.

anyway, i ran the up2date thing, and updated the kernel. then i updated the rest of the stuff. at some point, upon rebooting i noticed that HAL daemon failed.

the order i did things-

install fc3
upgrade kernel
install nvidia drivers
update rest of stuff

i noticed the HAL daemon failed after the fourth step. from what i can find, it appears HAL is something for gnome, I did not install gnome i choose KDE instead.

My question is, how can i stop this from failing/loading, and do i need it?

Old 12-20-2004, 07:47 AM   #2
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HAL is part of the Project Utopia stack of stuff for plug-and-play. I don't think that KDE uses it fully, but the configuration tools do.

If you open the Log Viewer utility you'll be able to read the logs for error messages.

It's probably a good idea to only introduce the Nvidia drivers and any third-party wireless stuff once you're happy that the rest of the system is OK.

smartd will fail if the hard drives in your machine don't support SMART, so that's not necessarily an error.
Old 12-20-2004, 10:36 AM   #3
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hm thx. so i may need that.

i didnt think i needed the smartd, so i disabled it.

hopefully i can get the wireless working today.
Old 12-22-2004, 09:02 PM   #4
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Cool SMartD

how did you disable smart drive ? i get the same error on my machine . Funny thing is , when i was running FC1 the smartD worked fine . The same time I moved to FC3 the drive started giving the error .

Also , when you switched to FC3 , did you notice that the kernel folder is in a different spot . Maybe FC1 was in the wrong spot ? Anyway , i tried to slim it down a bit , by removing support for stuff i dont have , and the makefile wouldnt "make" . RPM update for 2.6.9-681 went fine , but i wanted to tweek it .

Old 01-03-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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service smartd stop
chkconfig smartd off


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