Has anyone succeeded in running xorg WITHOUT hal?
My old xorg.conf (copied over from 12.1) leaves X without a keyboard or a mouse so that I have to switch the machine off and on again.
I need to run X without hal because I need to be specific about my keyboard as I have modified it.
Hal generates weird devices - 2 keyboards, one AT and the other called "Power Button" (??). I also find it difficult to get good documentation on hal. The man pages aren't helpful.
"X -configure" created an xorg.conf similar to my own - which didn't work.
I really would like to hear from someone who has succeeded in running xorg without hal.
Until then, I'm sticking with 12.1.
There are some threads around here about Xorg and HAL (or not-HAL) and I believe at least one of them outlines building X for Slackware without HAL. Right off, I cannot recall the details. Search around a bit and see what you find.
Meanwhile, if you just want to toss HAL out of your devices situation, consider the following for your xorg.conf's "ServerFlags" section:
UPDATE -- coincidentally, I just came across this thread you might like:
That plus xorgsetup did the trick:)
Hal and dbus have now been deactivated - and my keyboard reconfiguration is working.
There is more than one way to skin a cat.
You could have recompiled xorg-server adding --disable-config-hal to the configure options of the SlackBuild.
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