dbus/hal in freebsd 7.2 hangs X11

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Sep 25 17:55:21 UTC 2009

On Fri, 25 Sep 2009, kron24 wrote:
> Dne 25.9.2009 14:32, William Bulley napsal(a):
>> According to Giuseppe Pagnoni<gpagnoni at gmail.com>  on Fri, 09/25/09 at 
>> 03:32:
>>> I am trying to use hal/dbus on a i386 machine with FreeBSD 7.2 (ports
>>> updated to the latest tree snapshot as of yesterday), but despite
>>> spending a full day looking up the handbook, faq, and google, I cannot
>>> make it work properly.  More specifically, when I  use either xfce4 or
>>> xmonad after having enabled dbus/hald in rc.conf:
>>> hald_enable="YES"
>>> dbus_enable="YES"
>>> both window managers become very unresponsive and hang as if hal was
>>> trying to access/mount something.  For example, the terminal may take
>>> *seconds* to display typed in characters and in xfce if you click on
>>> the desktop icons for home directory etc., they don't open up at all
>>> in the thunar file manager (they do though, if you right click on them
>>> and choose 'open').


> The same problem on my test machine:
>  FreeBSD 8.0-RC1
>  xfce-4.6.1
>  xorg-7.4_2
> I usually run it without dbus+hal and it works fine.
> With dbus+hal enabled (just for the sake of test)
> I experienced the same hangs.

It works here.  Can we see your xorg.conf?  When you built xorg-server, 
did you enable hal support?

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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