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Old 09-08-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
Jason Bao
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Question HAL Daemon does not run

Hi guys,
I built a kernel under Fedora 3. Everything seem fine, only thing that makes me crazy is that the HAL daemon does not run. It does startup [OK] during boot process, but when startx, gives :

AUDIT:Fri Sep 8 11:37:45 2006:420 X:client 7 rejected from local host
libhal.c 767: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceDoesNotExist raised
"Service "org.freedesktop.Hal" does not exist"
** (gnome-volume-manager:498): WARNING ** : manager.c/930: seems that HAL is not running
libhal.c 2284 : Error Sending msg: Service "org.freedesktop.Hal" does not exist

I also got many lines of the same info at the console when I ctrl+alt+1:

**(gnome-terminal:4250) WARNING **: No handler for control sequence 'device-control-string' defined.
**(gnome-terminal:4250) WARNING **: No handler for control sequence 'device-control-string' defined.

when shutdown the machine, console say:

Shuting down HAL daemon: [failed]

Does anyone can give a clue what I need to configure during make menuconfig

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Jason Bao; 09-09-2006 at 06:44 AM.
Old 09-13-2006, 12:40 AM   #2
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I built kernel - (hal works) & will be happy to e-mail you my .config file but if you have a previous kernel-2.6.x available & if you had a working haldaemon with it, why not use its .config file as a template to build your current kernel? Here are the steps I use:

cd source directory
make mrproper --cleans up stale files (including .config)
cp .config --existing .config from a previous build
make silentoldconfig --if using a previous .config
make modules_install

The .config file is quite big so first try the above proceedure.
Old 09-14-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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Thank you for your information. I previously had a 2.6.9 (installation with Fedora 3). The HAL works fine under it. I don't have the old .config under this kernel(or I don't know where it is because /usr/src/linux is established when I build 2.6.17). I appreciate that if you could email me a version of yours ".config" (my email:



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