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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] kdebase without hal?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:24:51 -0500
> 2011/9/7 Serghei Amelian <serghei@...>:
>> On Wednesday 07 September 2011 22:38:07 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> [...]
>>> As far as I can tell, yes.  ksmserver relies on HAL at the moment, and
>>> the
>>> appropriate #ifdef logic has not yet been added to the code to disable
>>> HAL.
>>> HAL is simply a small background process that should not affect
>>> anything
>>> else on your system.  Why doesn't it work on Gentoo?
>> On Gentoo HAL cannot be installed with newer versions of udev.
>>> Tim
>> --
>> Serghei
> Yep. It's masked and I can imagine it will be hell getting it
> working... and I'm not really up to reinstalling my gentoo if I mess
> badly trying to install hal.

OK.  I should mention that HAL's replacements (DeviceKit and its pieces)
are more limited than HAL.  This impacts Trinity, as one of its design
goals is to expose as much useful information to the user as possible. 
Currently we strongly recommend to use HAL when possible, as there is no
direct replacement for it under Linux at this time.