problems with hal in freebsd 7.2 i386

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Sep 30 20:02:14 UTC 2009

On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, chrisa at wrote:

>> My systems work well with hal. I find overall setup to be faster and
>> smoother(at this point in time) with hal enabled although there is much
>> adversity to it on this list.
>> Do you have xf86-input-mouse installed?
> I do have it installed. I'm going to try manual configuration to see if I
> can make it work.

If you can tell what graphics card you have, no doubt someone can 
provide a sample.  I can come up with ones for ATI and Intel.

> By the way, you find it faster and smoother with hal enabled? I recall
> reading an earlier thread about hal where some people found everything
> slower and less responsive. Interesting.

It turns out that hal plus a "disable hal" option makes things not work. 
The opposite is probably also true.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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