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Old 01-18-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Question hal package


What is the purpose of the hal package?
 
Old 01-18-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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A good explaination can be found here:

http://www.redhat.com/magazine/003jan05/features/hal/
 
Old 01-18-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/hal
http://www.ometer.com/hardware.html

In short it tries to make it easy for applications to access hardware devices, especially when they are dynamically added or deleted such as with USB drives and digital cameras.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 06:02 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ!

Two links for you:

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

and a freebie, which your Google search might have turned up:

HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer
 
Old 01-18-2006, 06:30 PM   #5
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So it basically enables plug and play.
 
  


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