Grumble! For whatever reason, I started receiving a “Failed to Initialize HAL!” error whenever I started my notebook and launched Gnome. The result was that powersaving features were disabled. There may have been other issues but I didn’t have time to explore. This machine is primarily used by the Mrs. and her user experience with the computers in this house needs to be perfect, that’s a hangup of mine, she’s actually pretty relaxed when it comes to the machines. As long as they work when she needs them she’s cool.
The good news is that there’s an easy fix for it. https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/dbus/+bug/19577 gives you all that you need to get fixed up. However this shouldn’t really be a problem.. It seems that this fix was for Breezy and it shouldn’t have been a problem in Edgy. *shrugs*
Anyway, to fix this problem, enter the commands below. After that, all should be fine. Oh, I just rebooted after entering the commands, you may not need to do that.
sudo update-rc.d -f dbus remove
sudo update-rc.d dbus defaults 12