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Re: Bug#683833: aborts on start (config/hal)

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 13:03:08 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:

> 2012/8/4 Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>:
> >> I get this critical error when trying to start X server on kfreebsd-i386:
> >>
> >> [   175.651] (EE) config/hal: couldn't find input device: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited (Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1)
> >>
> >> I've verified that this is caused by the HAL mess, as disabling HAL in
> >> debian/rules fixes the problem (however, for some awkward reason then
> >> mouse stops working, even though it's been detected).
> >
> > It's about time to wake up. I initially raised that issue in Feb 2011,
> > and nobody cared. You'll have to do some work here.
> Can't you just disable HAL? There's no reason we have to treat HAL
> problems as porting issue. All other platforms have already disabled
> it and are not suffering from this problem.
Other platforms (well, Linux) has a replacement that provides proper
multi-device and hotplug support.  On bsd, afaik, that means hal...


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