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Missing libhal 32-bit library

As of version 14.1, CrossOver no longer checks for this library. This article left in place for reference only


This library makes it possible for Wine to automatically detect the insertion of media such as CD-ROM and USB keys. Without it one will need to create the corresponding Windows drive letters manually.

Note: Since approximately 2011 DBus has replaced HAL to perform this function. So if your Linux distribution is more recent than that, it is likely that you can ignore this issue. Instead you may want to check the DBus page though.


To install this library, run one of the following commands as root, or look for the corresponding package names in your favorite package manager:

    32-bit Debian or Ubuntu : apt-get install libhal1
    64-bit Debian or Ubuntu : apt-get install ia32-libs
    32/64-bit Fedora : yum install hal-libs.i686
    32/64-bit Mandriva : urpmi libhal1
    32-bit SUSE : zypper install hal
    64-bit SUSE : zypper install hal-32bit

If your Linux distribution does not have the required package it is probably because it has been superseded by DBus as mentioned above.
Last modified on 2016-02-17 14:15:12 by Caron Wills
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