Hal and Xorg output devices

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 10:31:59 PST 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 18:59:09 +0200 (IST), Ely Levy
<elylevy-xserver at cs.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> What's wrong with using hal then?

HAL can layer above the stuff in fbdev, but the mode setting support
needs to be down at the kernel level to ensure that the PCI bus is
managed properly. Also X is not the only consumer of video. Just
because Linux has this architecture it doesn't mean other systems have
to follow it.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at gmail.com

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