HAL vs. xorg.conf

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Aug 3 15:44:37 PDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 09:13:21PM +0200, Simon Thum wrote:
> my dev Xorg instance used to have a de keyboard layout, until I recently 
> upgraded the systems HAL and its associated info (I`m using gentoo).
> Now, hotplug seems to rule out xorg.conf, see below.
> My question: Is that intentional? Is there a way to override without 
> disabling hotplug?

Here's an explanation what happens and why:

In the end it all comes down to adding the required bits to your fdi file.

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