9.1-RC3 feels okay :-)

Richard Kuhns rjk at wintek.com
Thu Nov 8 16:59:06 UTC 2012

On 11/08/12 10:45, Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Nov 2012, CeDeROM wrote:
>> I have tested additional options in xorg runtime :-)
>> With the patched xorg mouse driver 1.7.1 (or driver version >=1.7.2)
>> situation is following:
>> 1. With hald and dbus no xorg.conf file is needed. However it might bo
>> option to pass some additional featutes parameters with xorg.conf.
>> 2. With no hald and dbus mouse and keyboard does not work in xorg unless
>> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False" is added to  Section "ServerLayout" by
>> hand in xorg.conf. Without this option input does not work even if
>> xorg.conf defines it! AllowEmptyInput=False forces to detect input deviced
>> by Xorg at startup.
> No.  AllowEmptyInput is wrong.  It was causing so many problems that it 
> has been removed from later xorg-server releases.
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off" is the one that means "dont' use Hal to 
> detect input devices".
>> Thank you for this hint! This could be added to the handbook :-)
>> AllowEmptyInput=False should be a default for Xorg IMO we can report it to
>> the Xorg project! :-)
> Really, the simplest solution is to build xorg-server with the HAL 
> option disabled.  I agree that this should be the default.
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Just a comment: according to http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox, Hal is still
required for VirtualBox in order to have host DVD/CD access.

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