[rant] keeping policy in HAL

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue Dec 2 03:49:39 PST 2008

On Tue, Dec  2, 2008 at 09:56:11 +0000, Colin Guthrie wrote:

> So assuming a netbook with built in touch pad and USB mouse, if  X is 
> started prior to HAL, it will find it's built-in devices no problem (as 
> they've been saved in xorg.conf) and start using them, and later, when 
> HAL starts, it will not re-add the touch pad but will add in the USB mouse?
AFAIK if hal isn't there when X starts you lose.  libhal_ctx_init() will
fail, and I don't think this is retried later on.


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