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apt-get updatewill bring the fix.
ps ax | grep HALshould show multiple lines of output. If you only get one line, then hal is not running and has likely crashed for some reason (most likely my incompetence as a programmer ).
/usr/pluto/bin/HAL -d 16 -r localhost | tee out.txtIf you didn't see HAL running earlier then I expect this might crash.
pastebinit out.txtThat will paste the complete output of the HAL daemon up until the possible crash and likely point me directly to the problem with extremely specific information .
If you'd like me to try anything, please advise.