Hal and KDM breakage (was Re: KDE4 and input events stalled)
kientzle at freebsd.org
Tue Apr 7 16:37:25 PDT 2009
> > I tweaked dependencies to force xdm to come up after hald, but even so,
> > that didn't help much: it seems that hald isn't really ready to provide
> > the services asked of it immediately.
The message "Starting hald" is misleading. Hald doesn't
actually start until much, much later.
> X will start up, register with dbus and ask for info from hald. If hald
> isn't up, or ready it will loop for a bit, waiting. Once hald is up and
> registers with dbus it will proceed. At least that is my recollection
> of how the code worked.
I waited 15 minutes; screen still dead.
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