Using HAL for X Server Config Properties?

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Thu Oct 6 05:43:16 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 15:07 -0700, Johnson, Charles F wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm currently looking at seeing what it would take to make the X server
> support hotplug of input and display devices.  (X Server Auto Config I
> call it.)  
> I was wondering if it makes sense to add a Functional Property to HAL
> which could be used to expose X11 Server properties for the different
> input and display devices supported by the X server ??  I admit that my
> knowledge of HAL is not very deep at this point.  So feel free to tell
> me to go back and RTFM.

No, that is correct.

> A paritial example could be:
> x11.type = 'pointer'
> x11.driver = 'mouse'
> x11.protocol='IMPS/2'
> x11.pointer.emulate3buttons='yes'

IMO, makes sense. You could use a prober to populate this.

> But is this kind of information what was intended for the Functional
> Property namespaces ?? 

Which are?


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