HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is used by Lansweeper to scan hardware information on Linux computers. On some Linux distributions, HAL may not be installed by default. These machines may generate errors during scanning. If you see a hal-find-by-property or HAL related error on a Linux computer's Lansweeper webpage, do the following:
- Verify whether HAL is installed on the computer. Use a graphical package manager or enter one of the commands below in the console.- Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu:
dpkg -s hal- Fedora, Mageia, Red Hat:rpm -q hal- Gentoo, Sabayon:equery list hal
- Install HAL, if it's not already installed. Use a graphical package manager or enter one of the commands below in the console.- Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu:apt-get install hal- Fedora, Red Hat:sudo yum install hal- Mageia:sudo urpmi hal- Sabayon:sudo equo install hal
- Rescan the computer by clicking the Assets link at the top of the web console, ticking the checkbox in front of the machine and hitting the Rescan button on the left. You can then verify whether the hal-find-by-property error is resolved.