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Old 01-23-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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do you need the dbus and hal daemons in kde?

This is beyond me, last day I mistakenly removed both the hal and dbus daemons but removable devices support in kde still works great... it looks like the only things you need are libhal and the dbus-qt thing, no need to start the daemons, actually, starting the daemons cause my mounted hd partitions not to be displayed in the media folder. I simply love the udev/hal/dbus trio, it's the worst documented pile of hacks that has ever happened to the linux world
Old 01-23-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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If you want things to work peachy you need the stuff. Also, sometimes you don't notice but the services get started without your permission if needed. Heh, happened to me a lot at Gentoo, had to actually remove some stuff to prevent it being loaded.
Old 01-23-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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thx for your feedback, still i find it strange, it looks like the offending package is "hal", starting the hal daemon causes removable devices not to work they are supposed to, just like i mentioned in my first post, i.e. i can't see my mounted hard disk partitions in media for example


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