Why is HAL being made the default when it's not ready?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Fri Oct 31 20:48:05 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 12:43 +0000, Chris Rees wrote:

> Ubuntu has used HAL as long as I remember, for Mac-style CD/DVD
> detection; USB sticks etc. 

The OP got it wrong, it's not about HAL but about input device
autodetection in Xorg 1.5 (which uses HAL). Info and a link to complete
discussion about the issue here in the release notes:

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