Effing HAL

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at otenet.gr
Fri Oct 30 12:08:19 UTC 2009

Bruce Cran wrote:
> 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.
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=948154
> 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.
You were not looking in the right place then:


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