Hello, I have been trying to make a HAL free openSUSE 11.3 build in suse studio for some time now. The problem is, I keep getting a K3B system configuration problem: No CD/DVD/BD writer found. I have been researching on the problem for almost a week and I can't seem to find a solution. I have also been reading about the packages that took over HAL's functionality. My system is mainly Gnome but I have included K3B as I consider it a superior solution to brasero.

Here is a brief overview of my system:
  • Gnome 2.32 from Gnome Factory.

  • KDE 4.6 from KDE Stable.

  • K3B 2.0.2-8 from Packman.

  • Udev, Udisk, Upower and Media-player-info as HAL replacements.

  • Kernel 2.6.38 from Kernel Stable.

  • Latest Xorg.

First Question: I'm I missing any packages that provide some form of HAL's functionality? How were SUSE engineers able to achieve a HAL free openSUSE 11.4?

When I excluded HAL from the selected software packages, I recieved no errors. I'm guesing it's because of the updated KDE.

I would really appreciate any help on this.