dbus/hal in freebsd 7.2 hangs X11

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Sep 28 23:24:57 UTC 2009

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009, kron24 wrote:
>> It works here. Can we see your xorg.conf? When you built xorg-server,
>> did you enable hal support?
> Yes, built with default options (including HAL). My xorg.conf
> is below.
> The machine is too weak to run my desktop, I use it only to test
> things:
>  CPU:
>    VIA Samuel 2 (532.64-MHz 686-class CPU)
>  graphics:
>    vendor = 'Trident Microsystems'
>    device = 'Via Tech VT8361/VT8601 Graphics Controller (VT8361)'
> I don't mind the hangs with dbus+hal - I don't use them,
> I enabled them just to test OP's problem.
> Purely and simply, it is much less responsive with dbus+hal. It
> often takes seconds to see what I typed in a terminal emulator.
> Maybe the box is just underpowered for dbus+hal, I can live with
> that :-)
> BR, Oli
> Section "ServerLayout"
>        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
>        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
>        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
>        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>        Option         "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
> EndSection

Just now I added Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off" to my xorg.conf, and it 
becomes draggy and slow on input.

Your alternate keyboard layouts complicate the situation with hal. 
I've seen that discussed here; a search might be useful.

A 500 MHz VIA should be plenty fast enough to run one of the lighter X 
desktops (xfce4).

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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