Effing HAL

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Oct 30 15:19:30 UTC 2009

On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Neil Short wrote:
>> 20090123:
>>   AFFECTS: users of x11-servers/xorg-server
>>   AUTHOR: rnoland at FreeBSD.org
>> ....
> I hate to say this; but I carefully read the UPDATING log you quoted 
> and used the solution suggested - which did not work for me.

It was a temporary solution to a short-term bug.  The very next entry:

   AFFECTS: users of x11-servers/xorg-server, sysutils/hal
   AUTHOR: rnoland at FreeBSD.org

   sysutils/hal has been updated and should now properly detect mice for
   in X.org.  Use of AllowEmptyInput should no longer be needed for most
   users and moused should now work fine.

Like the forum entries with the obsolete information on installing 
Flash, it keeps coming back.

> It sounds like there is some special extra installation required - and 
> I have not found the details on it.

The Handbook entry on X configuration is mostly complete and correct:


-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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