[newb] Will xorg still allow non-hal config?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed Dec 3 14:33:34 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 06:37:48PM +0100, eatdirt wrote:
> sorry about the naive questions, I am a mandriva cooker tester/user, and 
> I have just discovered recently that soon, I'll have to start HAL to get 
> working device under X. So I have a few comments/questions:
> 1) Today, if you are not under the gas factory desktops, gnome/kde, you 
> don't need HAL. I never used/needed HAL. Will xorg still allow users to 
> not use HAL?
> 2) I am not competent to understand the need of HAL under xorg. But I am 
> experienced enough to understand that doing so will increase the 
> probability of X failure by, at least, the one of HAL failure. Why 
> taking such a risk?
> 3) Does Xorg plan is to become a big unique freedesktop/operating system 
> in itself, sort of windows like? [<--- tease :)]


That's a quick brain dump of input related things I could think of that are
repeatedly asked on the list, irc, and bugreports. The information is accurate
as of git master today and extends to server 1.5 (mostly) and server 1.6.


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