[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#561460: hal: breaks kdm login and xrandr

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.L-H at gmx.de
Thu Dec 17 11:01:39 UTC 2009

Package: hal
Version: 0.5.14-1
Severity: important


Upon upgrading to hal 0.5.14-1, logging into KDE4 through kdm starts 
failing. While the password seems to be accepted and a KDE session starts 
to load, it fails immediately, the screen turns black and kdm appears 
again. Restarting hal or trying to log in several times usually succeeds 
after a few attempts.

Another oddity is a distorted (large black rectangle around the mouse 
pointer, totally black output on DVI-1, it seems as if the resolution 
change wouldn't be updated, as the wallpaper keeps roughly at 1280*1024 
(initial resolution) with a black frame at the right side and bottom, small
colorful artefacts at numerous places) screen after I manage to log in and 
after trying to set video parameters through xrandr 
(xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.12.3-1, Radeon RV630):
	xrandr --output DVI-0 --mode 1600x1200
	xrandr --output DVI-1 --mode 1280x1024
	xrandr --output DVI-1 --right-of DVI-0

Reverting back to hal 0.5.13-6 (while keeping libhal1 and libhal-storage1 
at 0.5.14-1) fixes both problems for me.

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-1.slh.4-sidux-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages hal depends on:
ii  adduser                      3.111       add and remove users and groups
ii  dbus                         1.2.16-2    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  hal-info                     20091130-1  Hardware Abstraction Layer - fdi f
ii  libblkid1                    2.16.2-0    block device id library
ii  libc6                        2.10.2-2    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3                  1.2.16-2    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2             0.82-2      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexpat1                    2.0.1-6     XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.22.3-1    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libhal-storage1              0.5.14-1    Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libhal1                      0.5.14-1    Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libusb-0.1-4                 2:0.1.12-13 userspace USB programming library
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-23      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  mount                        2.16.2-0    Tools for mounting and manipulatin
ii  pciutils                     1:3.1.4-4   Linux PCI Utilities
ii  udev                         149-1       /dev/ and hotplug management daemo
ii  usbutils                     0.86-2      Linux USB utilities

Versions of packages hal recommends:
ii  consolekit      0.4.1-2                  framework for defining and trackin
ii  eject           2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-7 ejects CDs and operates CD-Changer
ii  pm-utils                utilities and scripts for power ma

Versions of packages hal suggests:
pn  gnome-device-manager          <none>     (no description available)

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