Using HAL for X Server Config Properties?

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Thu Oct 6 07:04:41 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 15:46 +0200, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> Richard Hughes wrote:
> >> 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.
> > 
> Is leaking information from the X server into hal such a good idea? An X 
> server does not have very strong ties to hardware and we could in fact 
> be running several X servers.

Good point.

> If this is pursued it should probably manifest itself as subnodes of the 
> hardware, one for each X server.


> Also, if you're a bit paranoid you probably don't want user specific 
> information, like X server configurations, leaking into what is 
> essentially a system specific database. ;)

Charles, what is the intended use of this information? Now wishing to
sound like a loaded question, but why do you think this belongs in HAL?


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