[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#522136: SEGV at startup

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Apr 1 05:05:55 UTC 2009

Harald Dunkel wrote:
> Package: hal
> Version: 0.5.11-8
> Severity: minor
> Running "/etc/init.d/hal start" I get a core dump. Here is
> the bt:
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x000000000042de7b in ?? ()
> (gdb) bt

Could you build hal with debug symbols to get a more complete debug log?

We had crashes in the past, where the fdi cache was corrupt. So you might try to
delete /var/cache/hald/fdi-cache (make a copy of this file, in case we need to
debug this further).
Also, what kernel are you using (i.e. bug reports via reportbug are very


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