Solved: Hardy: HAL kills my network

Rashkae ubuntu at
Tue Feb 12 17:39:57 UTC 2008

Heinrich Rebehn wrote:
> Rashkae wrote:
>> Heinrich Rebehn wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>> I have a problem with network connectivity on hardy alpha 4.
>>> I configured my machine as a diskless system with roofs served via NFS.
>>> This runs fine, but only if i remove S40hal from /etc/rc2.d.
>>> As soon as S40hal get executed, the machine looses connectivity, thereby 
>>> loosing it's root fs and hangs.
>>> Is there a way to keep HAL from touching network interfaces? I do not 
>>> want to disable HAL completely because of automounting removable devices.
>> This is probably being caused by Network Manager, which is started from 
>> the HAL scripts.. (sorry, I forget exactly what directory these are in, 
>> but should be something that looks like /etc/hal, look for something 
>> that looks like a an init script link, S##networkmanager, or you can 
>> simply uninstall the network manager from your packages)
> Thank you for your help! In the meantime i was able to solve the problem 
> myself be removing the NetworkManager entries from /etc/dbus-1/event.d.

Err, those were the ones I mean, sorry, confused Hal with dbus. (Yeah, I 
know, I shouldn't answer technical questions before first coffee).  Glad 
you got it working despite the incompetent help. :)

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