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

Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 02:08:55 PST 2008

2008/11/29 Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>:
> eatdirt wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 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?
> Yes. Some platforms that Xorg is on do not support hal. But that said,
> there are lots of things in Gnome/KDE that just don't work without HAL,
> so more and more you will need it for correct operation. Is there any
> reason you have a problem using hal?

Amusingly, GNOME is already seeing push to move *away* from HAL:


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