View Full Version : [ubuntu] When I start Ubuntu I get this message.

May 27th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Internal error
failed to initialize HAL!

I never had that message till I upgraded to 8.04 Hardy Heron.

May 27th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Did the update wizard and freeze and exit by itself? I think it did. On facing the same problem, I backed up my data and went for a Hardy clean install.

May 27th, 2008, 07:47 AM
I've seen this with the upgrade. Most are uninstalling the hal and reinstalling with success.

You could try:
sudo /etc/init.d/hal restart (see if you get the hardware abst layer restart message)

You'll probably end up reinstalling hal anyway.

Hope this helps.......

May 27th, 2008, 07:54 AM
Or before doing a clean install, you could at least browse this link (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=291130) for a solution regarding the Hardware Abstraction Layer error.