Using HAL for X Server Config Properties?

Johnson, Charles F charles.f.johnson at
Fri Oct 7 09:11:26 PDT 2005

I admit that the idea to use HAL for X config properies & option itself
did seem to fit well, but I'm new to the X server and HAL so I wanted to
spur some discussion.  This is great stuff guys!!


--Charles Johnson
Intel Corporation
charles.f.johnson at

>-----Original Message-----
>From: xorg-bounces at [mailto:xorg-
>bounces at] On Behalf Of Daniel Stone
>Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 9:07 AM
>To: Xavier Bestel
>Cc: Richard Hughes; xorg at; hal at;
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>Subject: Re: Using HAL for X Server Config Properties?
>On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 05:41:41PM +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
>> On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 16:56, David Zeuthen wrote:
>> > t looks for X servers that are not yet configured
>> >
>> >  3. A suitable unconfigured X server is configured. The settings
>> >     resolution, color depth, multiple monitors etc.) is read from
>> >     users settings (e.g. gconf).
>> Users settings, even with good UI to manage them, are still a pain
>> newbies. When plugging a new gfx card, the X server should instantly
>> extend its display to it, and then perhaps the desktop should propose
>> change the configuration.
>Absolutely, but the user needs to be able to change it anyway.

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