problems after upgrading to hardy

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at
Mon Feb 18 19:09:02 UTC 2008

On Feb 18, 2008 1:52 PM, Jared Schlicht <jschlicht at> wrote:

>  On Monday February 18 2008 11:08:42 am Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> > Over the week I did a Gusty -> Hardy upgrade on one of my boxes at home
> and
> > am running into some problems.  Upon logging in, I receive a
> notification
> > that i am "Unable to contact HAL."  I am not getting a network adress
> and
> > when I go to any of the system tools, I'm told that I am not allowed to
> run
> > the application.
> >
> > What files or info do I need to provide to solve the current state my
> > computer is in?  Any help would be greatly apprecaited.
> Without knowing more details, it could be the same issue I had with Gutsy.
> After each install, I've had to run the following command to make HAL
> work:
> sudo /usr/lib/hal/hald-generate-fdi-cache
> It won't make your system any worse off than it is now.  It can take a
> little
> while, even on newer hardware, so be patient.
> -Jared Schlicht
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after running hald-generate-fid-cache should i get some prompt or return?  i
type the command in and nothing on the system changes.  upon loggin in i
still receive an error "faled to initailize HAL"
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