git: 7bf76004f6 - main - handbook: Add a warning about outdated HAL bits

From: Mateusz Piotrowski <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2021 23:10:21 UTC
The branch main has been updated by 0mp:


commit 7bf76004f63f093ae7839ab82e4645c83cbac22a
Author:     Mateusz Piotrowski <>
AuthorDate: 2021-12-12 23:08:13 +0000
Commit:     Mateusz Piotrowski <>
CommitDate: 2021-12-12 23:08:13 +0000

    handbook: Add a warning about outdated HAL bits
    HAL is no longer a part of the FreeBSD desktop setup. We have to remove
    documentation explaining how to use it. For now add a warning so that
    users are aware that this section needs some editing.
 documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc b/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc
index 5f1bc5517c..da79e51ce2 100644
--- a/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc
+++ b/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc
@@ -1417,6 +1417,11 @@ Input devices may then be configured as in previous versions, along with any oth
+This section contains partially outdated information.
+The HAL daemon (hald) is no longer a part of the FreeBSD desktop setup.
 As previously explained the hald daemon will, by default, automatically detect your keyboard.
 There are chances that your keyboard layout or model will not be correct, desktop environments like GNOME, KDE or Xfce provide tools to configure the keyboard.
 However, it is possible to set the keyboard properties directly either with the help of the man:setxkbmap[1] utility or with a hald's configuration rule.