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Re: HOWTO run xorg without hal

On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:00:22 +0300
Micha Feigin <michf@post.tau.ac.il> wrote:

> They know exactly what they do, and it's been in experimental for
> testing for a long time now. The whole idea is to allow hot plugging
> devices such as mice, printers etc. If you look in 
> /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/
> there are even quite a lot of rules already set up. for most cases
> and people it is now possible to run X with a (nearly) empty
> xorg.conf and things just work.
> and as you mentioned it is still possible to disable it

Any reason why this can't be a recommends? As you know, by default,
recommends are installed alongside dependencies when installing an
application, and you have to manually set your package manager to
disable such actions, so HAL would normally get installed if you
install/upgrade xserver-xorg. I can't see why HAL has been raised to a
dependency when Xorg can run without. It just seems restrictive and
unnecessary. I just hope they return HAL to a recommends.


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