seem to have a bit of a problem, i ran my update manager earlier today, and i installed all updates, but an update for hal wouldn't install, being busy, i ignored it till about an hour ago, seems hal did not install correctly, i downgraded the package and the error appeared again in synaptic.
the hal offered in the update manager ends with ubuntu8 (proposed) and the downgrade package ends with ubuntu7 (hardy) sorry if i can't be more specific not on my laptop at present to get the exact message.