I upgraded by laptop from 'breezy' to 'dapper'. It looks like the hald
does not accept the --retain-privileges argument, even though the
upgrade tool added it to the /etc/default/hal file. Now the hald won't
start. Also, my USB thumb drives won't automount. I'm thinking it may be
related to the hald problem.
If I run 'sudo hald --retain-privileges restart', the command fails with
the help screen for the command.
Has anyone else out there seen this problem? Anyone got a fix?
I can always comment out the 'DAEMON-OPT=--retain-privileges' line in
the /etc/default/hal file, so the hald starts without error, but the USB
drives still don't automount.