anybody manage to get Xorg to work with LG flat panel W2361

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Nov 2 22:07:35 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 02:34:55PM -0700, Reed Loefgren wrote:

>  Did you ever run X with hal installed? 

No. X always worked fine for me without hal, so I don't see a compelling
reason to use it. I'll keep disabling it as long as I can.

>  But these days digikam can't talk worth a damn to
>  my digital camera and it used to fine. 

I've used gtkam but not digikam. These days I just use the command line
program gphoto2 to copy pictures from my camera to my computer. That is fast
and efficient. And it produces an error message when there is something wrong
on the USB bus. 

Maybe digikam has a logfile where you can check for errors? Or a --verbose
flag that lets you see errors when starting it from a temninal.

> I am wondering if my use of hal
>  might be the culprit, but I never log when I change things and don't want
>  to accuse if I don't have cause.

According to /usr/ports/sysutils/hal/Makefile, hal is built without USB
support (configure flag --disable-usb) on FreeBSD. So I would be suprised if
it is a cause of USB problems. But since I know squat about hald, I could be
talking out of my ass right now. :-)

> I also don't want to re-re-compile, as a
>  test, all the stuff that I re-compiled when I started using hal. Have you
>  noticed any USB issues on your machine that you can't blame hal for
>  (because you don't use it)?

Not really. Some umass devices cannot handle full-speed data transfers, but
that seems to be a "feature" of a crappy USB chipset in the device in question.

The USB stack in 8.x seems to be an improvement over the one in 7.x though.

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