F15_64: K3b fails, wants HAL

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 18:24:40 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Michael D. Berger <m.d.berger at ieee.org> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:users-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org] On Behalf Of
>> Richard Shaw
>> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00
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>> 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,
> If this it?
> [root at mbrc40 ~]# yum list installed | grep -i hal
> hal-libs.x86_64      0.5.14-6.fc15
> @anaconda-InstallationRepo-201105131943.x86_64
> 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"?

I'm not sure hal runs as a traditional daemon. Try "yum install hal"
and see if that clears it up.


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