dbus_enable and hald_enable

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Jun 8 21:29:47 UTC 2010

On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:54:23 +0200, Paweł Grzyb <pg.devbsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
>    can you explain to me what is it : dbus_enable="YES" and
> hald_enable="YES" in file /etc/rc.conf? What is their function?

Those enable the startup of the DBUS and HAL services via their
control files in /usr/local/etc/rc.d. Those services are often
needed for X, and programs related to X (KDE, Gnome, Xfce, and
many programs that have "Use DBUS for something" compile time
options set).

Sadly, those don't provide "man dbus" or "man hal" in a very
impolite manner. I'm sure you can find more documentation on
the web, but it may already be outdated.

If you ask what HAL and DBUS actually *ARE*, I'm not sure what
to answer - to me, they are both useless. :-)

Removing the entries in /etc/rc.conf may cause problems for some
of your programs, or may even make your X stop working properly.

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