Restarting hal

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Jul 25 14:09:45 UTC 2009

On Sat, 25 Jul 2009, Polytropon wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:02:39 -0400, Bob Hall <rjhjr0 at> wrote:
>> Aside from the ctrl-alt-bksp bug, this has been the easiest X setup I've
>> ever done. I've tried it with and without hal and both are easy to set
>> up. Given my level of ignorance, that's saying something. I've seen a
>> lot of complaints about Xorg's new system, but I like it.
> I'm sure it works very well on up-to-date hardware, but on
> older hardware, where all the autodetect magic won't work
> properly, problems may occur. Furthermore, if you need to
> have a "non-standard" keyboard layout, e. g. the german one,
> this has to be set in a different place now. As far as I
> know, HAL and DBUS, along with FreeBSD 8, work very well for
> different automounting scenarios (CD, DVD, USB).
> Soon I will encounter the joy of the new X modularity
> and dependencies. :-)
> It's still worth mentioning that it's possible to run X
> in the "old fashioned" way, but DBUS and HAL have to be
> excluded at compile time.

Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off" should disable hal devices even if 
xorg-server has been built with hal.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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