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Month: November 2011

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

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:05:55 -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:
> hal
> hal-info
> hal-trinity
> libhal-storage1
> libhal1
> 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.

Glad to have been of assistance!

On a related note, this is one reason why we need to get rid of HAL as a
dependency.  HAL is not the most stable of programs on newer hardware, and
the fact that it can take TDE down if it fails is a Very Bad Thing.