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hollywoodb
27th October 2006, 05:31 PM
This isn't an "issue" per se, I'm just curious. On my laptop HAL daemon starting on boot takes about as long as all the other boot services combined. It works fine, I'm just wondering what takes so long for it to get cooking. If it started with the speed of the other services my boot time would be cut but 25-30% from GRUB to Login.

Specs are:
Dell Inspiron B-130
Pentium M 1.8GHz
1024MB RAM
40GB HD
Intel i915 (shared mem) gfx
Integrated Sound (hda-intel driver)
other standard laptop stuff (keyboard, lcd, touchpad)

multescugeorge@
27th October 2006, 06:04 PM
Was the same long time on fedora 5. On fedora 4 it showed starting some other services rght after HAL. My theory is those services from fedora4 are still started, but not shown, and so HAL seems to take ages tostart.
On the other hand, HAL inspects the hardware configuration (each time it starts), and it's starting may depend on some obscure hardware response from something..

RahulSundaram
28th October 2006, 02:47 AM
This isn't an "issue" per se, I'm just curious. On my laptop HAL daemon starting on boot takes about as long as all the other boot services combined. It works fine, I'm just wondering what takes so long for it to get cooking. If it started with the speed of the other services my boot time would be cut but 25-30% from GRUB to Login.

Specs are:
Dell Inspiron B-130
Pentium M 1.8GHz
1024MB RAM
40GB HD
Intel i915 (shared mem) gfx
Integrated Sound (hda-intel driver)
other standard laptop stuff (keyboard, lcd, touchpad)

Well if its taking more than a few seconds thats probably a bug. You can file a bug report in http://bugzilla.redhat.com

hollywoodb
28th October 2006, 06:33 PM
Was the same long time on fedora 5. On fedora 4 it showed starting some other services rght after HAL. My theory is those services from fedora4 are still started, but not shown, and so HAL seems to take ages tostart.
On the other hand, HAL inspects the hardware configuration (each time it starts), and it's starting may depend on some obscure hardware response from something..

I just got this laptop a short time ago, and since I needed latest CUPS+HPLIP for my printer I started right away with FC6test2... I haven't actually had FC5 or previous installed on this system.

On my desktop (FC5) HAL doesn't take long at all, however since that is set up with Planet CCRMA I won't be installing FC6 on it anytime soon.

hollywoodb
28th October 2006, 06:34 PM
Well if its taking more than a few seconds thats probably a bug. You can file a bug report in http://bugzilla.redhat.com

I've familiar with filing bugs, but what would I include that would be useful in a HAL bug ? There's nothing interesting in /var/log/messages or dmesg. I'm not too familiar with HAL.