intrepid: "failed to initialize hal"

Matt Price matt.price at
Sat Oct 4 13:57:38 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-04 at 04:08 +0000, Anthony M. Rasat wrote:
> >just upgraded my thinkpad x31 >to intrepid & am getting this >error when i
> >log in (after gdm):
> >internal error: failed to initialize >hal!
> I'm using Compaq Presario V3500 laptop and was upgrade to Intrepid using Update Manager path. HAL works fine here.
> Maybe you should elaborate how did you made your upgrade (eg. update manager or clean install with CD). But tell you the truth, I'm not exactly sure how to fix HAL errors better than reinstalling.

i used update-manager -d.  but i'd much rather track down the bug than


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