Quoth Lars Eighner on Sunday, 15 May 2011: > On Sat, 14 May 2011, Rob Clark wrote: > > >After restarting X, prior to any reboot, I lost the mouse in X. > >So I figured a reboot was in order. > > This is almost certainly HAL. If you do not know you need HAL for > something, mark the hal and hal-info ports FORBIDDEN (set FORBIDDEN to any > value in the Makefiles) whenever you update your ports tree. Grep > /var/db/ports > for hal and then remove the with hal option in the affected ports using make > config. Force reinstall the affected ports. Try to pkg_delete hal, to > check > for dependencies you haven't resolved. When all the dependencies are > removed, then remove hal. > That's some good advice. I was able to remove hal using this approach, but only after removing firefox, gimp, gnumeric, dia and several others. When I reinstalled firefox, it didn't need HAL -- but when I reinstalled gimp the first thing it did was build HAL. I didn't find HAL in any of gimp's options, and I have "WITHOUT_HAL=YES" in /etc/make.conf. The HAL daemon hald isn't running, and gimp seems to work. I wish I could figure out what dependency wanted HAL to be installed so I could remove it.
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