I had a nice xorg.conf customized for my hardware and it served me for over a year, however all of a sudden my keyboard layout options weren't read by Xorg. The way input devices were configured in Xorg changed, now being configured by hal.
Browsing the mailing lists, /usr/ports/UPDATING and forum I came across several solutions here's the one I decided to implement:
- % su
- # vi /etc/xorg.conf
Section "ServerFlags"Basically I've edited xorg.conf and added options to disable Xorg's use of hal features. Do take notice that I use a window manager (lately Fluxbox) so I don't need hal.
Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"
Anyone needing hal will need to resort to other options. Browse FreeBSD's mailing lists between late January and early February for more info.