[Mageia-discuss] Vicious problem with missing hal in alpha 1

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Sat Nov 26 15:08:12 CET 2011

On 26.11.2011 11:59, Juergen Harms wrote:
> I successfully installed alpha 1 from the brand new iso DVD. Install 
> goes smoothly, but after booting the system, I come to a screeming stop:
> When I try to run urpmi (from a console) for installing update 
> packages, urpmi refuses with the message that the hal daemon is not 
> running.
> rpm -q in fact confirms that hal is not installed (I had done a 
> perfectly standard KDE install). Doing "urpmi hal" gives the evident 
> result: it lists 9 packages to be installed (among which is hal) but 
> then fails because the hal daemon is not running.
I have reproduced this with minimal installation. There isn't hal 
installed and it blocks from using cdrom medium - I had to manually 
mount the device and addmedia to the fixed path.

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