Gnome2 -> Gnome3 - no way

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jan 8 11:43:24 UTC 2015

On Thu, 8 Jan 2015 20:06:31 +1030, William B wrote:
> Both approaches do not work as mate keyboard takes over and changes the layout
> regardless of what you set in xorg.conf, but Mate keyboard "forgets" to set
> the layout to what the user has configured. I need some time to debug it 
> though work allowing.

Yes, that's actually really a massive usability problem
when a desktop environment "captures" a system setting
and doesn't implement the substitute properly...

> Not that I am aware of: HAL is a depedancy of Xorg, not MATE.

It's not just X. Many desktop environments and their
components did require HAL as a dependency. Of course
it was possible to build X without HAL support and then
compile all other programs without HAL support. But
having this situation as the default for binary packages
really is an improvement. I just feared that Mate would
include something that still requires HAL...

> According to the
> docs, and what I have checked, the "current" version of Xorg in pkg is not built
> with hal support, so it's not needed.

Great! Finally someone took the garbage out. ;-)

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