hald does not start on booting

Dr. Edgar Alwers edgaralwers at gmx.de
Wed Mar 18 14:37:28 PDT 2009

although hal starts withouth problems on two laptops ,  I cannot get hal to 
start on my main PC during the boot process. After booting, there is no 

In order to avoid a  known issue with hal delivering a "proc/mdstat: no such 
file or directory" message , I configured the kernel accordingly ( inspite 
the fact that I  do not have raids at all ). This message went away, but now 
I am facing another one: 
Mar 18 22:11:11 edgar2 hald[2313]: 22:11:11.860 [I] hald.c:678: Will daemonize 
Mar 18 22:11:11 edgar2 hald[2313]: 22:11:11.860 [I] hald.c:679: Becoming a 
Mar 18 22:11:11 edgar2 hald[2314]: 22:11:11.885 [I] hald_dbus.c:5381: local 
server is listening at 
Mar 18 22:11:11 edgar2 hald[2314]: 22:11:11.887 [E] ck-tracker.c:367: Error 
doing GetSeats on ConsoleKit: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The 
name org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit was not provided by any .service files

I do not think I need a "Consolekit", and I do not know if this message is the 
reason for "starting the Hai Daemon fails".

I presume still a bug. hal is version 0.5.11, linux from scratch svn 20090315
Any ideas please ? Thank you very much.

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