USB2 and USB mice
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Sun Feb 15 22:27:57 PST 2009
On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 17:18 +1100, Andrew Reilly wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 09:56:03PM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > Hal doesn't yet work with usb2. You will need to statically configure
> > your input devices in xorg.conf until support is added.
> It seems that hal seems to be a vitally important part of most desktop systems,
> now. What's the best source of documentation on both the external whys and
> wherefores and the day-to-day care and feeding?
The FreeBSD GNOME Team maintains a user-level hal FAQ at
http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/halfaq.html . We don't have any
FreeBSD-specific development docs. However, the hal spec at
http://people.freedesktop.org/~david/hal-spec/hal-spec.html is a good
> Also, is there a FreeBSD hald-meister, whos job it is to ensure that hal
> continues to reflect up-to-date FreeBSD capabilities and mechanisms?
That's me. I'd really appreciate help as I don't have all of the
requisite hardware or expertise in all of the subsystems. For instance,
we're completely lacking SD/MMC, firewire, and printer functionality.
Some of this has been posted on FreeBSD's idea page for some time.
I asked Hans to add some additional functions to libusb20 to aid in hal
porting, and he did quite quickly. I'm going to start working on the
port. I will definitely have something by next week.
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