[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#535980: hal not loading addon-cpufreq on boot, but restarting hal loads it

Jin Liu m.liu.jin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 15:12:27 UTC 2009

Package: hal
Version: 0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2
Severity: normal

On a fresh system boot, KDE4's PowerDevil thinks the system has no "scaling capability", and can't select frequency governers. Nor
do "ps aux|grep hal" list /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-cpufreq.

"sudo /etc/init.d/hal restart" fixes the problem - PowerDevil can select frequency governers, and "ps aux|grep hal" now list

So looks like something prevented hald-addon-cpufreq to be loaded when booting, but it can be loaded if hald is restarted?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages hal depends on:
ii  acl          2.2.47-3                    Access control list utilities
ii  adduser      3.110                       add and remove users and groups
ii  consolekit   0.3.0-2                     framework for defining and trackin
ii  dbus         1.2.14-3                    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  hal-info     20090309-1                  Hardware Abstraction Layer - fdi f
ii  libc6        2.9-19                      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3  1.2.14-3                    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib 0.80-4                      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexpat1    2.0.1-4                     XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libgcc1      1:4.4.0-10                  GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0 2.20.4-1                    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libhal-stora 0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2 Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libhal1      0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2 Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libpolkit2   0.9-4                       library for accessing PolicyKit
ii  libsmbios2   2.0.3.dfsg-1                Provide access to (SM)BIOS informa
ii  libstdc++6   4.4.0-10                    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libusb-0.1-4 2:0.1.12-13                 userspace USB programming library
ii  libvolume-id 0.141-1                     libvolume_id shared library
ii  lsb-base     3.2-22                      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  mount        2.15.1~rc1-1                Tools for mounting and manipulatin
ii  pciutils     1:3.1.3-1                   Linux PCI Utilities
ii  pm-utils     1.2.5-3                     utilities and scripts for power ma
ii  policykit    0.9-4                       framework for managing administrat
ii  udev         0.141-1                     /dev/ and hotplug management daemo
ii  usbutils     0.82-1                      Linux USB utilities

Versions of packages hal recommends:
ii  eject           2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-6 ejects CDs and operates CD-Changer
ii  libsmbios-bin   2.0.3.dfsg-1             Provide access to (SM)BIOS informa

Versions of packages hal suggests:
ii  gnome-device-manager          0.2-3      GNOME device manager based on HAL

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