Using HAL for X Server Config Properties?
hughsient at gmail.com
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.
> 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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