SUSE-RU-2015:0649-1: Recommended update for hal

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Wed Apr 1 18:04:54 MDT 2015

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for hal

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2015:0649-1
Rating:             low
References:         #808462 #841789 #847425 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS

   An update that has three recommended fixes can now be


   This update for hal provides the following fixes:


         Rewrite X keyboard configuration if required, i.e. when the system
   keyboard layout has changed. This way this process won't be done any
   longer in xdm init script, preventing a race condition which could lead to
   corrupting the .fdi file. (bsc#841789)


         Do not install a signal handler on the forked hal daemon before
   being able to properly handle it. (bsc#808462)


         Allow disabling storage device probing by setting
   HALD_IGNORE_STORAGE to "yes" in /etc/sysconfig/hal. (bsc#808462,


         Do not kill the child when it takes too long to probe devices, as it
   will only shutdown hald after the probe is complete. (bsc#808462)

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS:

      zypper in -t patch slessp2-hal-201502=10295

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS (i586 s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS (s390x x86_64):



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