F15_64: K3b fails, wants HAL

Michael D. Berger m.d.berger at ieee.org
Thu Nov 10 17:49:46 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org 
> [mailto:users-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org] On Behalf Of 
> Richard Shaw
> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00
> To: Community support for Fedora users
> Subject: Re: F15_64: K3b fails, wants HAL
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Michael D. Berger 
> <m.d.berger at ieee.org> wrote:
> > F15_64: K3b fails with a popup that says the to be sure the 
> HAL daemon 
> > is running.  "systemctl list-units"
> > does not show HAL, and goog says HAL is depricated.
> HAL is depreciated but there are some corner cases where udev 
> or dbus don't yet completely fill the void.Optical devices is 
> one of those corner cases.
> A quick search shows that k3b can be built with or without 
> HAL but I'm not sure how it was built in Fedora.
> > What to do?  BTW, my cdrom has a SATA interface.
> If it's truely needed HAL should have been pulled in as a 
> dependency when you installed k3b,
> Richard

If this it?

[root at mbrc40 ~]# yum list installed | grep -i hal
hal-libs.x86_64      0.5.14-6.fc15

If so, how do I get the daemon started?
  find /lib -iname "*.service" | grep -i hal
finds some things named "halt", but no "hal".
  ls /etc/init.d/ | grep -i hal
finds nothing.

If not, is there something I should "yum install"?


Michael D. Berger
m.d.berger at ieee.org

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