[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#533776: hal not creating any input capabilities at all

Arne Ahrend aahrend at web.de
Sat Jun 20 12:45:47 UTC 2009

Subject: hal not creating any input capabilities at all
Package: hal
Version: 0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2
Severity: important

hal does not create any input records on my system. As a result my
(usb) mouse and (ps/2) keyboard have to be configured
the old-fashioned way via xorg.conf (or will not be usable under X).

Hal does detect _some_ information about the keyboard and mouse,
it just does not create the necessary bits for X to use them. Here
is an excerpt from lshal output for the two devices:

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pnp_PNP0303'
  info.linux.driver = 'i8042 kbd'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'IBM Enhanced (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'pnp'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pnp_PNP0303'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'pnp'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pnp0/00:09'  (string)
  pnp.description = 'IBM Enhanced (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)'  (string)
  pnp.id = 'PNP0303'  (string)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_46d_c016_noserial'
  info.linux.driver = 'usb'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1d6b_1_0000_00_13_1'  (string)
  info.product = 'M-UV69a/HP M-UV96 Optical Wheel Mouse'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'usb_device'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_46d_c016_noserial'  (string)
  info.vendor = 'Logitech, Inc.'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/006/002'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'usb'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.1/usb6/6-1'  (string)
  usb_device.bus_number = 6  (0x6)  (int)
  usb_device.can_wake_up = true  (bool)
  usb_device.configuration_value = 1  (0x1)  (int)
  usb_device.device_class = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.device_protocol = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.device_revision_bcd = 832  (0x340)  (int)
  usb_device.device_subclass = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.is_self_powered = false  (bool)
  usb_device.linux.device_number = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  usb_device.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.1/usb6/6-1'  (string)
  usb_device.max_power = 100  (0x64)  (int)
  usb_device.num_configurations = 1  (0x1)  (int)
  usb_device.num_interfaces = 1  (0x1)  (int)
  usb_device.num_ports = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.product = 'M-UV69a/HP M-UV96 Optical Wheel Mouse'  (string)
  usb_device.product_id = 49174  (0xc016)  (int)
  usb_device.speed = 1.5 (1.5) (double)
  usb_device.vendor = 'Logitech, Inc.'  (string)
  usb_device.vendor_id = 1133  (0x46d)  (int)
  usb_device.version = 2.0 (2) (double)

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages hal depends on:
ii  acl          2.2.47-2                    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        2.9-17                      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      1:4.4.0-7                   GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0 2.20.3-1                    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   4.4.0-7                     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     1:3.1.2-5                   Linux PCI Utilities
ii  pm-utils     1.2.5-2                     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
pn  libsmbios-bin   <none>                   (no description available)

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

-- no debconf information

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