[olug] running haldaemon on servers

Kevin D. Snodgrass kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 6 03:06:05 UTC 2010

--- On Tue, 1/5/10, Phil Brutsche <phil at brutsche.us> wrote:

> From: Phil Brutsche <phil at brutsche.us>
> Subject: Re: [olug] running haldaemon on servers
> To: "Omaha Linux User Group" <olug at olug.org>
> Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 5:43 PM
> From the description in the hal RPM:
> "HAL is daemon for collection and maintaining information
> from several
> sources about the hardware on the system. It provides a
> live device
> list through D-BUS."
> As long as your servers are GUI-less I doubt you will cause
> yourself any
> problems.

I think haldaemon is mostly used for hotplug stuff, like usb storage, usb rodentia, usb printers, etc...

BTW, hal is deprecated.  DeviceKit is the shizzle from now on...

BTW2, totally OT, but... Watching the Orange Bowl and KPTM is scrolling school closings for tomorrow.  Bellevue, Ralston, Papio-LV, Gretna, Westside,  Millard, Omaha Catholic, OPS, more...  Man, this Global Warming stuff sure does cause a lot of cold and snow. :-)

Kevin D. Snodgrass


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