intrepid: "failed to initialize hal"

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Sat Oct 4 17:37:55 UTC 2008

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On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 23:56:03 -0400
Matt Price <matt.price at> wrote:

> just upgraded my thinkpad x31 to intrepid & am getting this error when i
> log in (after gdm):
> internal error: failed to initialize hal!
> in syslog and messages i see a number of errors that suggest neither hal
> nor dbus is running, and a bunch of toher stuff therefore won't work --
> for instance, neither of my network interfaces is found, and network
> manager won't come up, so i can't get access to the machine remotely
> (thus no log attached).  
> is anyone else seeing this?  any idea how to track down the bug & report
> it properly?
> thanks,
> matt
> -- 
> Matt Price
> matt.price at

This is where I go to track down bugs -
Put in a few choice words like "initialize hal login" and hit search.
It should help find something. Could also search on "Thinkpad", maybe.

good luck,

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Charlie Kravetz 
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