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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sat Nov 29 10:52:55 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 06:37:48PM +0100, eatdirt wrote:

> 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?

Yes, especially since HAL is not available on all the platforms that X 
supports. You can still configure devices statically via Xorg.conf.

> 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?

Because it allows extra functionality.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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