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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Nightly Builds, Ubuntu Natty, dead in water

From: Peter Laws <plaws@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:02:21 -0500
On 11/02/11 08:46, Laws, Peter C. wrote:
> Update went OK with no errors seen.  However, since rebooting, I have mouse control, the desktop clock is running, but I can do nothing.  I'\ can read mail on my Mac, but I really need for this to be running.
> Any ideas?  I'm sshed in so can grab logs if needed (though I don't really see anything glaring).
> Help?

Thanks, big-time, to both Calvin M and Tim P for their assistance!

Turns out that hald got amnesia at least, if not a more serious brain 
disease, and kept dying/respawning/quitting.

Tim's suggestion was to purge hal and his friends and start over, which worked:

1. Use dpkg --purge --force-all to remove all hal related packages (i.e.
all packages with hal in their name; use dpkg -l | grep hal to find them)

That list on my system was:

2. apt-get update
3. apt-get -f install
4. Reboot

And voila, all is now functional!

I'm not sure all is well with hald, though, as I still don't see 
thumbdrives getting mounted.  But I can WORK, and that's a good thing.

Peter Laws / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
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