The installation of hal package should create the following directories:
/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes --verbose=yes
This is necessary for services like Amazon Instant Video or Hulu on raring.
It was first posted here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/286297/is-there-a-work-around-to-get-protected-hulu-or-amazon-prime-instant-videos-work
Bug originally posted on launchpad