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Old 09-06-2012, 08:57 PM   #31
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Udev isn't perfect in what it handles, which is why hald might still be needed, yet optional. I would say if you need them, grab the hal and hotplug packages from 13.37 and keep them handy just in case something asks for them.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 07:44 AM   #32
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Udev isn't perfect in what it handles, which is why hald might still be needed, yet optional. I would say if you need them, grab the hal and hotplug packages from 13.37 and keep them handy just in case something asks for them.
Hal doesn't work with -current now, at least for Slackware64; that's why I posted instructions for compiling it.

It seems that if you need hal (and hotplug?), you should keep a copy of 13.37 itself, since it was included in the system for that release.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #33
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I use a patch for video4l:
Just out of curiosity, and perhaps because I am becoming aware that I generally tend to just sloppily hack things together, is there an advantage to patching hal's v4l probe over making the symlink? Is one more secure than the other? Or less prone to bugginess?
 
Old 09-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #34
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Hal doesn't work with -current now, at least for Slackware64; that's why I posted instructions for compiling it.
The 13.37 hal package DOES work for -current 32 bit, at least in so far as it enables you to watch the Amazon Prime videos.

Brian
 
Old 09-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #35
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Just out of curiosity, and perhaps because I am becoming aware that I generally tend to just sloppily hack things together, is there an advantage to patching hal's v4l probe over making the symlink? Is one more secure than the other? Or less prone to bugginess?
I don't know. For me, I dislike creating sym links that are not part of an original package scheme. No harm, I just prefer using the package system.
 
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #36
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I don't know. For me, I dislike creating sym links that are not part of an original package scheme. No harm, I just prefer using the package system.
Good point; I had'nt thought of that. Thanks!
 
Old 10-16-2012, 05:43 PM   #37
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I don't know. For me, I dislike creating sym links that are not part of an original package scheme. No harm, I just prefer using the package system.
Ha! Well, I harmed myself with my silly sym-link! I wasted hours trying to figure out why mjpegtools wouldn't compile (for wxcam) and came up with no answers. then I remembered the sage advice and skepticism of dear Woodsman, removed the sym-link, applied the patch for hal instead, et voilŗ ! mjpegtools compiles without a problem.

Lesson learned... Phew.

Thanks again.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 11:35 PM   #38
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sorry, I don't use it so I can't test it, but have you tried to install the hal package from the 13.37 repository and see if it just works?
there may be a library mismatch
it would be better if he built it from source with the 13.37 slackbuild script so that it links to the libraries installed on the system
 
Old 04-05-2013, 09:57 PM   #39
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I just wanted to thank those who posted here, especially rinias and Woodsman. I was able to compile hal on Slackware64-14.0 using the glib and video4linux patches and now I can watch Amazon video again. Thanks all!
 
Old 06-25-2013, 09:13 PM   #40
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FYI, I found out the other night (and much to my chagrin), that Google Play is also relying on HAL for their DRM support. (Yes, yes, maybe I'm like way late, but I was still irked!)

Does anyone know of a similar service that will work on Slackware without using HAL? And the pirate bay doesn't count!

Watch, they'll announce a new udev dependency to get rid of hal about a month after everyone's deprecated that. Oy vey.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #41
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I updated my post above, sorry.
 
Old 12-03-2013, 02:54 AM   #42
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Here is a similar thread I started recently, where two solutions have been posted (installing 13.37 HAL packages and scripts to compile libhal against 14.1) - for those who might need HAL on 14.1:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175486435/
 
  


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