HAL and hotplugging

Dustin Spicuzza dustin at virtualroadside.com
Fri Mar 14 20:12:35 PDT 2008

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? 


Simon Thum wrote:
> Dustin Spicuzza wrote:
>> Adam Jackson wrote:
>>> The hal config backend doesn't have any wiring for passing arbitrary
>>> options through.  I'm planning to fix this soon (although I'd be
>>> thrilled if someone beat me to it!).
>> Get ready for a race then, because I might do just that... I'll look 
>> at it and see how crazy it might be. First I suppose I should try and 
>> build my xorg stuff from git source first...
> Consider yourself beaten. (Is that right?)
> Just kidding. Would you be so kind to make sure I get notified when 
> you're done? (I'm fighting with config issues ever since, see 
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8583)
> A HAL-based approach would be very nice. I'll be OL some time, so it's 
> easy to miss that..
> Thanks in advance,
> Simon

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