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Old 05-13-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 11;
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HAL on Slackware 11.0

I decided to upgrade to KDE 3.5.6 the other day, and now I can't use my cdrom drive, apparently because HAL doesn't work. When I try to open the drive in KDE (the drive works fine in the console), I get:

Feature only available with HAL
I have reinstalled the following packages (all from Kenny Z) in order and checked all their dependencies, and a few hours of googling and looking around hasn't helped much. Also, the dbus daemon is running (I just put "dbus-launch" in my /etc/rc.d/rc.4) according to ps -e.

udev 111
dbus 1.0.2
dbus-glib 0.73
dbus-qt3 0.70
hal 0.5.9
kdase 3.5.6

Running slapt-get seems to indicate that all the important parts of my system are up-to-date. I'm running Slack 11.0 with a kernel on a Dell Inspiron 5150. Everything else works just fine. Any thoughts?
Old 05-13-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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You will need to downlaod kdebase source code and compile it yourself with the --with-hal switch
Old 05-13-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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I can do that (I think). I was going with the packaged versions of kde to avoid compiling. Now it seems the solution to getting the packages working is to compile. I don't mind (I learn something every time), but that's a little funny. Did I go wrong somewhere or miss an easier solution?
Old 05-13-2007, 01:41 PM   #4
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regarding dbus,hal,udev: only use the packages by Ken Zalewski !
Old 05-13-2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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Why do people want HAL on Slackware?


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