HAL's demise

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Feb 24 16:01:12 UTC 2011

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011, Jerry wrote:

> Is FreeBSD now "HAL" free or is it still a requirement? I still have it
> activated via "/etc/rc.conf" If it is not needed, I would be happy to
> remove the entry.

It's not a requirement.  You can build xorg-server without it, and there 
are other mechanisms available to provide at least some of the same
functionality in FreeBSD.  For example, using devd to detect hot-plugged 
USB devices.  There isn't yet a complete replacement like Linux's udev, 

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