[arch-general] boot hangs on hal load after updates today.

Calvin Morrison mutantturkey at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 16:55:57 EST 2012

On 13 February 2012 16:52, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> All,
>  Strange behavior on boot with both standard and LTS kernels. After updates
>  today. Boot hangs on hal load when encountered in DAEMONS line of rc.conf.
> hal IS started, but boot hangs with both the normal kernel and LTS. This
> behavior is confirmed when starting hal manually. This occurs with both the
> old hal 0.5.14-6 and version 0.5.14-7 from aur.
>  This stops the boot process dead in its tracks requiring a ctrl+alt+del to
> kill the hang. I had to boot to 'single' user mode to bring my box up enough
> to remove hal from the daemons line. Any ideas which package may be causing
> this? I know hal is on the way out, but it is needed currently for
> development of Trinity.
> --
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

I was having issues with this before as well. Do you have an exact
error? Mine ended up being a udev rule written by hal that caused the
breakage. Hopefully we can get it resolved.


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