Is that enough of an answer or is there any HAL fanboy left who
I'm not a HAL fanboy. In fact, I couldn't care less. From the
descriptions, it sounds like HAL (like every other piece of software
ever written) solves some problems while potentially creating others.
Such is life.
But your argument against HAL is:
Ok, let us assume I wouldn't be able to remove HAL from a installed
without breaking X11 permanently and I have a random problem
The answers will very likely force(!) me(!) to learn to understand
alter the HAL configuration
"What if I have to use HAL, and then what if HAL breaks? I might have
to learn how to fix it!"
Technology moves forward. You do have a choice; I mean, if you liked
you could even just run XFree86 on a Potato box, or something. But
did you start using Debian because you dislike learning new things?
It's unpleasant to have your old tools taken away, but surely you have
more concrete objections than what you've voiced so far?
I'd love to agree with you. I don't have a dog in this fight; I'm
ready to be convinced. But I'm afraid that right now you're coming
across as yelling at HAL to get off your lawn, and that's probably not
the strongest case you could make.