dbus_enable and hald_enable

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Tue Jun 8 21:49:39 UTC 2010

On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 23:29:38 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> 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 the web, but it may already be outdated.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. :-)

I believe HAL will be going away fairly soon, with its functionality
being merged into udev on Linux.


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