Effing HAL

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Fri Oct 30 11:03:08 UTC 2009

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 23:15:08 +0000
Freminlins <freminlins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, thanks for that. I knew about that file, but don't often read
> it. There's even more to the saga - Xkblayout doesn't work. This
> whole HAL thing stinks horribly. IF X is built with HAL basically
> certain options specified in xorg.conf no longer work. HAL thinks it
> knows best. But it doesn't, cos it's broken.

Xkblayout doesn't work because you need to use fdi files now.
has some details - essentially you need to put some XML
in /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/ that tells it what layout to use.
It's rather frustrating that information is scattered in forums - I
couldn't see any official-looking articles on configuring it.

Bruce Cran

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