[Pm-utils] Migrating suspend quirks away from hal

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Fri Nov 13 10:42:23 PST 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:35:36PM -0600, Victor Lowther wrote:

> You are writing off a lot of legacy hardware that is probably still in  
> use, as well as everything that is not intel, radeon, or nvidia. The  
> quirks database should stay in some form.

I don't see how legacy hardware fits into this - hal's not going 
anywhere on current distribution releases.

>> Given that the X transition away from hal hasn't happened yet, there's
>> no realistic chance of anyone shipping a halless distribution in the
>> next release cycle. And by then KMS should be solid for everything.
> Even sis, tseng, matrox, and all the smaller players?

The quirk setup makes no sense for desktop hardware. In the mobile 
market, the only other GPU I've seen in anything vaguely modern has been 
VIA - and to pretend that their hardware is supported by Linux at all at 
the moment is just a good way of misleading our users.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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