Bug#456156: Anyone listening?
> 2008 m. March 12 d., Wednesday, Richard Kettlewell ra=C5=A1=C4=97:
> > Am I to infer from the total silence in response to this report that
> > this is the intended behaviour?
> No, it is not. Post output of `id` command run from your KDE session.
> Modestas Vainius <email@example.com>
I've since found /etc/dbus-1/system.d/hal.conf and edited that to
allow users other than root. The defaults seem to be pathological and
of course the error message is completely unsuitable.