9.1-RC3 feels okay :-)

Chuck Burns break19 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:10:52 UTC 2012

On 11/8/2012 10:58 AM, Richard Kuhns wrote:
> 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.

Doesn't mean xorg-server needs hal.  Build xorg-server without hal 
support... install hald for virtualbox. Everything still works as it 
should... In the meantime, someone should probably write a 
devd<->udisks[12] translation daemon.. for things like gnome, kde, xfce, 
and virtualbox, which have the udisks linuxisms can actually continue to 
work in the future..

I'd do it if I had any coding skills... I left those behind when I sold 
my Commodore64. :P

Chuck Burns <break19 at gmail.com>

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