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Bug#515214: Xorg / HAL

Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 17:42:16 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> I guess it should just assume AutoAddDevices "false" in such a case and use the
>> settings from xorg.conf (or if they are not set, use a basic us keyboard layout
>> and mouse)
> How can I make a distinction between "hal won't be started" and "hal
> takes a while to start"?

I guess you can't. But do you want to wait (possibly indefinitly) for hal to
show up, leaving the user without a usable keyboard/mouse? Is your concern, that
during bootup, hal takes to long to start and is not yet available when X starts?
Wouldn't something like a 10sec timeout within Xorg help here?

  Assuming NoAutoAddDevices if hal isn't there
> when we start up means getting duplicated events whenever it shows up.

I thought, if NoAutoAddDevices is used, that Xorg ignores devices reported via
hal? Or maybe I'm just misunderstanding what you mean with duplicated events.

> (also, xorg.conf devices are currently set up before the hal stuff, so
> it's not clear -to me anyway- how to make this work without changing the
> dix/ddx interface)

Can't comment on that.


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