HAL problem!

cherryfinals cherryfinals at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 11 21:13:22 GMT 2008

Thanks for the feedback, Jonas. 

Just for a lark, I killed both the HAL services with Ksysguard and restarted. 

Everything is back to normal. 

I'm still scratching my head and trying to find out what is causing this erratic behavior. 


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--- On Tue, 11/11/08, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: HAL problem!
> To: cherryfinals at yahoo.com, "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 3:19 PM
> 2008/11/11 cherryfinals <cherryfinals at yahoo.com>:
> >
> > When I powered back up, HAL is still loaded, but
> sleeping and neither my CD'DVD drive nor my thumb drive
> is recognized.
> >
> > After that, I shut it down. Got some sleep and figured
> I'd start fresh this morning. After a clean power up
> this morning:
> >
> > HAL is still not loading.
> >
> > One last bit of info:
> >
> > AMD 64bit CPU running Kubuntu 8.04 and KDE 3.5.10
> > The primary hard drive with the OS is 320Gb
> > The secondary (data) drive is 500Gb
> > Konqueror shows the primary drive mounted and I can
> see all the data on the data drive, but if I try to click
> the icon in Konq, it says 'only available with HAL'.
> >
> > Any more ideas or should I break down and do another
> total rebuild of my primary drive?
> >
> > Stan [the deeply frustrated]
> >
> I would try purge the hal packages and perhaps udev to and
> then
> install them again. Try  to start hal from a console to see
> if it
> gives any error and check the log and dmesg for errors.
> / Jonas
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