compiling xserver without hal

Paul Bender pebender at
Sat May 23 11:13:33 PDT 2009

>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 4:06 AM, Peter Hutterer
>> <peter.hutterer at> wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 01:00:42AM -0700, Justin Mattock wrote:
>>>> On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Paul Bender <pebender at> wrote:

>>>>> I build xorg-server without HAL. The two options that are relevant (as
>>>>> far as I can tell) to this are
>>>>>     --disable-config-dbus
>>>>>     --disable-config-hal
>>>>> In addition, when running this xorg-server, you will need to configure
>>>>> the input devices in your xorg.conf.
>>> no you don't. the server inserts standard input device sections into the
>>> xorg.conf, so there's rarely a need to actually have that in the config.

My bad. I only include the xf86-input-evdev driver in my distribution. 
Looking at Xorg log file, it is the lack of xf86-input-keyboard and 
xf86-input-mouse are what cause it to fail.

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