[kde-linux] KDE-4.8 and HAL

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 6 18:15:23 UTC 2012

On 04/05/2012 06:27 PM, Duncan wrote:
> James Tyrer posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:50:57 -0700 as excerpted:
>> I was upgrading my system (Linux From Scratch is my distro) and I find
>> that the new version does not include HAL.
>> Does KDE-4.8 have any specific requirements for HAL, or can it use the
>> FreeDesktop replacements for HAL?
>> I am not currently using HAL because trying to start it locks up my
>> system.
> AFAIK, KDE4 hasn't used hal since 4.5, the last feature-release to use
> it.  One of the big changes for 4.6 was the switch to u* (udev/udisks/
> upower), and during the regressions of 4.6.2/4.6.3, I remember
> recommending that people either stick with 4.5.5 if their distro still
> had hal, or 4.6.0 if not.
Never liked HAL.

So, I deleted HAL and am finishing up on installing the u* stuff.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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