hal’s day of reckoning

I have been waiting for this for about a year and half now, and today, finally, I get this on my Arch system.

Since around November 2008 I have had the singular displeasure of heaping blame upon hal whenever something went southward in a system I built. Forgetting to start it up has killed more installations and caused more filesystem errors than I can count. Just managing an international keyboard with hal was an exercise in relearning everything about X-and-company.

Not that there’s much to love in Xorg in the first place, but dealing with hal as an intermediary ranks near the bottom on my all-time least favorite things to do. Somewhere around “walking barefoot on broken glass” and “getting a root canal.”

I for one welcome our new udev overlords. I can’t be sure at this early date that things will be better than they were with hal, but I am reasonably confident that they won’t be worse. :evil:

P.S.: This Arch wiki page may be very important to you.

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10 Responses to “hal’s day of reckoning”

  1. 1 mulenmar 2010/06/22 at 11:57 PM

    Ubuntu 10.04 has gotten rid of HAL as well. ;)

    • 2 Raul 2010/06/23 at 3:36 AM

      I got rid of Ubuntu as well. ;)

      • 3 Duncan_Idaho 2010/06/23 at 5:05 AM

        in soviet russia, ubuntu get rid of you D:

      • 4 mulenmar 2010/06/23 at 8:27 AM

        Ubuntu 10.04 has a Poulsbo driver modified to work with its Xserver. ;)

        Also, the Desktop version isn’t excessively heavy on a modern netbook. I put it on back in April to test the final version, meaning to go back to Arch later, and two months later I’m still using it, with only a few tweaks and additions.

  2. 5 Ryan 2010/06/23 at 5:13 AM

    haha, hal was a son of ———- but I already started having problems with udev with proprietary cards

  3. 6 elmariachi 2010/06/23 at 6:24 AM

    I still need it for thunar… d’oh!

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