[Bug 53984] hal cannot obtain list of devices

Kasper Peeters k.peeters at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jul 25 05:35:21 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: hal

On my Fujitsu P7010, it regularly (but unpredictably) happens that hal
fails to obtain the "list of devices". I notice this because
networkmanager stops working correctly and the machine does not want to
go to sleep anymore (neither by closing the lid nor by doing it
manually: since hal cannot figure out whether my machine can sleep, the
option disappears from the "quit" dialog).

When this situation occurs, a "lshal" gives me no output but a single
error message, stating that it cannot obtain the list of devices.

To make this even more bizarre: _sometimes_, after a while, "lshal"
responds with the device list again, after which the whole system works
again as normal. It happens more often, though, that I have to reboot
the machine to get it back to a usable state.

I _really_ would like to get this fixed, and am willing to do debugging
on this side, but I have no idea where to start. Can someone please give
me a hand?

** Affects: hal (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

hal cannot obtain list of devices

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