hald chokes after breezy->dapper update

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Tue Oct 17 17:41:21 BST 2006


On Tuesday 17 October 2006 10:13, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > As I had feared, my breezy to dapper update had some annoying problems. 
> > Most have been fixed.  Some I can't solve by myself.  First the easy
> > stuff.
> >
> > 1. I had a systray applet with 3 simple bars that gave a reasonable
> > approximation of CPU, memory, and swap usage, while taking up little
> > space. I don't remember the name of the app, and nothing in my current
> > menus bring it up.
> >
> > 2. I had a systray applet with two box graphs that monitored network
> > and/or Internet traffic.  Again, I don't remember the name of the app,
> > and nothing in my current menus bring it up.
> >
> > 3. Here is the hardest and most important problem.  The init.d sript that
> > initiates hald (the Hardware Application Layer daemon) chokes and stall
> > my boot with the message "ll does not exist".  After repeatedly pressing
> > ctrl+c and ctrl+d, booting proceeds after giving me a return code of 2 on
> > the script.  If I try to run the script from a konsole window using
> > "restart", I get a locked konsole on "starting hald..."
> >
> > The result that I have noticed is that my iPod does not appear on the
> > desktop, and if I try to manually mount it to sda1, amarok can't see it.
> >
> > Please help.  I am at my wit's end on this.
>
> I might be able to help you on the 2 first;
> I think you mean the KSysGuard applet, right-click on the panel and
> choose "Add Applet to panel", find KSysGuard

Got it running -- and I thought that was it -- but it is much more complex 
than what I want/had before.  Now it is a moving line/area graph for each 
think I want monitored.  Before it was just one bar for each thing.  I can 
live with this, but prefer the simpler.


> The second one I think is KNemo, find via Adept or Apt-get after adding
> repositories (why this is not standard goes beyond me, in Ubuntu the
> equivalent is).

Grabbing it now.


>
> as for HAL - I will read with interest as I suspect my own problem with
> unmountable USB devices is connected.

Unfortunately, this is the show stopper.  I really need to fix this or I'm 
stuck using iTunes for the iPod.  Probably other problems I haven't noticed 
yet.
>
> Sinclair

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