I know this isn't really the place for HAL questions but we got some smart people in the Slackware community. So ima ask here anyway.
I check "ps aux" and see that HAL is running. But when I build some apps they complain that KDE D-Bus can't be found. What's up with that? Why do some apps complain about KDE D-Bus when I do a configure --without-kde? I have run into several apps that complain about this. Why wouldn't HAl D-Bus running on my system satisfy the Hal/D-bus dep?
Then when I start KDE and try and build the app it builds fine?? SOme of these apps aren't even specifically made for KDE. And then some apps complain about D-Bus, not particularly KDE, and won't build. The more that app builders are depending on HAL/D-Bus the more confusing it gets.
Does anyone have any insight into this?