Phoronix: The xorg.conf.d Patches Emerge

One of the features being worked on for X Server 1.8 is the removal of HAL support. The FreeDesktop.org Hardware Abstraction Layer project is nice in that is multi-platform, but the HAL project has largely been abandoned and is being replaced by UDisks and similar projects.HAL is currently being used by the X Server for input device detection with hot-plugging support, mapping, and device option handling, but all of that is in the process of being gutted...

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