HAL and hotplugging

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at who-t.net
Thu Apr 3 20:18:59 PDT 2008

Dustin Spicuzza wrote:
> Well I have xorg and such built... but for the life of me I can't seem 
> to get the HAL code actually doing anything. In my distro version of 
> xorg... it at least tries to load the driver using the HAL stuff, 
> despite errors. My git version of xorg is just totally not doing 
> anything with HAL. Is there something special that needs to be done for 
> hal and such to be enabled when you install xorg in an alternate path? 
> Thanks

for the archives:

you need libhal-dev and libdbus-dev installed at xserver configure time.
then you need to copy the x11-input.fdi into /etc/hal/fdi/policy


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