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1.79. hal

1.79.1. RHBA-2009:1359: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated hal package that fixes various bugs and adds several enhancements is now available.
HAL is daemon for collection and maintaining information from several sources about the hardware on the system. It provides a live device list through D-BUS.
Bugs fixed in these updated packages include:
  • hal now detects blank optical media correctly on buggy hardware. (BZ#488265)
  • if a device identifier was not well formed, the error message the presented was not correctly formatted. This has been fixed. (BZ#471004)
  • if an error occurrs the correct hal-device code is now returned. (BZ#462453)
  • permissions on the directory /usr/lib/hal were incorrect. hal now owns this directory, as expected. (BZ#481806)
  • hal no longer tries to close shared DBus connections to avoid printing a warning. (BZ#472199)
  • the hal daemon now starts earlier in the boot sequence, allowing other services to use HAL. (BZ#500577)
  • another ID match was added to fix suspending on Lenovo X61s type 7667 notebooks. (BZ#456277)
  • the number of brightness levels is now reported correctly for newer laptops using the ibm-acpi driver. (BZ#475850)
  • storage devices on the cciss bus are now detected. (BZ#489982)
As well, this update includes the following enhancements:
  • new man pages for the installed binaries. (BZ#217644)
  • the child-timeout can now be set for machines with a large number of devices. (BZ#463128)

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