When I type /etc/rc.d/hal start even right after installing kde, i get FAIL errro. Hal loads up normally at boot time or without any hal errors. I have an nvidia17 GEFORCE4 MMX 440 video card with xf86-video nv driver. 3/4 of my task bar is black. Other than that my desktop seems fine. My cd player does not display its contents when i put a music or regular cd in the tray. kscd player plays at times when I start kscd. I also have an i/o error for sr0. I will try to post part of dmesg. I will be glad to delete parts that are not necessary. I added later.. my /etc/rc.conf DAEMONS settings and also /etc/fstab.


- prefix a daemon with a @ to start it up in the background
#
# DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network netfs crond)
# DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus hal network networkmanager netfs crond alsa kdm)
# DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus hal network netfs alsa crond)
# DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus hal network netfs networkmanager alsa crond kdm)
DAEMONS=(dbus hal syslog-ng !network netfs networkmanager alsa crond kdm)


#
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

# /dev/cdrom /media/cd auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
#/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
#/dev/fd0 /media/fl auto user,noauto 0 0

/dev/sda1 /boot ext2 defaults 0 1
/dev/sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda3 / ext3 defaults 0 1
/dev/sda4 /home ext3 defaults 0 1






sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 8
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 8
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 128
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 4096
0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 128
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0
sr 0:0:1:0: [sr0] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 02 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 4096