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Old 09-12-2009, 02:37 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by w1k0 View Post
When I installed Slackware 13.0 last Friday I encountered a few problems. Two of them concerned keyboard layout and TrackPoint behavior. I was unable to make them work properly. Xorg loaded some strange keyboard driver and ignored TrackPoint at all though it accepted an external mouse with a wheel. I generated xorg.conf with X -configure command and tried to implement in it options responsible in the previous versions of Xorg for the keyboard and the mouse work but without any results. Finally I found the solutions of these problems. Now I use .xinitrc to load the appropriate keyboard layout with setxkbdmap command and I use nice FDI policy for IBM TrackPoint.

I never used HAL and I never supposed Iíll use it in the future. I have sophisticated fstab and I mount all the devices manually. Surprisingly I started to use HAL since last Friday. I do it each time I touch TrackPoint or middle mouse button on my ThinkPad.

So: you never know...
Hey w1k0. I'm on a T400 and have a similar problem. Would you be able to go into more detail... either in this thread or in a private message.

Old 09-13-2009, 10:11 AM   #47
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I can't seem to kill/restart X with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace with HAL. I'm using Xfce right now and I'll try your solution (perhaps the file you put that in is ~/.xinitrc?).
I have just got this to work in XFCE by putting "setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp" in settings/keyboard/Application shortcuts


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Old 09-13-2009, 11:07 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by bassmadrigal View Post
hal-disable-polling --device /dev/hdc
I just had that in a bash script I would run when I was needing the most juice possible, or if this is a constant thing you could add it to your rc.local file.
Actually, that will stick across sessions.

ps aux | grep poll

Will show that it is still in 'no polling' mode.

It also will show you the various devices that are on HAL's polling list.


hal, udev

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