Xorg requires hal daemon

Pawel Golaszewski blues at pld-linux.org
Sat Feb 21 20:51:26 CET 2009

On Sat, 21 Feb 2009, Paweł Zuzelski wrote:
> > > I've installed the newest xorg and it didn't run. I've googled and 
> > > found that the newest xorg needs hal daemon. 
> > > http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg_input_hotplugging#Requirements 
> > > "Besides installing a supported driver, both dbus and hal have to be 
> > > running." Please correct in the spec-files!
> > No, it does not require hal daemon. It's just default _configuration_.
> So imo we should add Suggests or %banner. It is a bit confusing that 
> xorg does not work out of the box. There is no error message nor info 
> about hal daemon. Not every user or even developer knows that.

Please, use banners only as the-real-last-resort... These are really 

Suggests would be fine in that case, IMO.

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