pmi action suspend fails

Bug #1176829 reported by Giorgos Akrivas on 2013-05-06
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
powermanagement-interface (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

pmi action suspend

Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: powermanagement-interface 0.3.20ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon May 6 13:11:31 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-11-01 (552 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: powermanagement-interface
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-05-06 (0 days ago)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in powermanagement-interface (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Hi all,

maybe I can provide a little workaround after debugging the issue a bit: The root cause seems to be that the hal daemon does not start up correctly. Seems that after the upgraded to 13.04 the directory /etc/hal was "incomplete". However, /usr/share/hal seems to be a reasonable replacement ... at least for a workaround:

mv /etc/hal /etc/hal.old
ln -s /usr/share/hal /etc/hal

With this simple change, pmi works again for me.

No idea if this is a solution or a workaround. Does anyone know what the correct state of /etc/hal should be in a fresh 13.04 installation?

BR,
      Martin

Hi all again,

finally I found the original bug for our "observations": #1192171

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hal/+bug/1192171

Should we mark this report as a duplicate of #1192171 ?

Martin

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