[CentOS] CentOS-5.3 Inactive device reports error - bugzilla:465442

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Wed Oct 7 13:30:22 UTC 2009

I am seeing this in the syslog when starting a multi-homed
CentOS-5.3 host.

Oct  6 08:35:04 inet04 nm-system-settings:
initial_add_devices_of_type: could not get device from HAL: An
SELinux policy prevents this sender from sending this message to
this recipient (rejected message had interface
"org.freedesktop.Hal.Manager" member "FindDeviceByCapability" error
name "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.Hal") (9).

Which appears to be this bug:


However, I cannot tell from the bug description and commentary what
is actually going on.  What does this message mean and how is the
situation reported rectified?  I speculate that this error is
somehow related to the fact that eth1 is not activated on boot by
intent, but I cannot tell for sure.

If anyone has the explanation of what is  happening, what it means,
and how this is fixed I would appreciate learning it.


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