9.1-RC3 feels okay :-)

Chuck Burns break19 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 16:33:04 UTC 2012

On 11/7/2012 10:27 AM, Warren Block wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Nov 2012, CeDeROM wrote:
>> Isn't this a Xorg bug then? When I have no configuration file Hal should
>> provide the configuration, so sooner or later the mouse should start
>> moving... but is does not..
>> Do I get http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/aei.html correct that
>> when I am using xorg.conf there is no need for Hal and when I am using
>> Hal
>> there is no need for xorg.conf?
> Not quite, no.  xorg.conf is the configuration file for xorg-server.  It
> can do a lot more than just identify input devices.
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off" tells xorg-server: even if hal is present
> and running, don't use it to detect input devices.
> AFAIK, hal is not used by xorg-server for anything else.  All other
> autoconfig (video card detection, monitor detection, it even has its own
> built-in input device detection) is done by the xorg server itself.
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And, for the record, HAL is NOT needed in recent xorg-server, even for 
running without an xorg.conf file.  This was not the case for a while, 
but with recent xorg-server, hal is NOT NEEDED even for autodetection. 
It has been deprecated by the linux folks for a few years now.

Chuck Burns <break19 at gmail.com>

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