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Date:      Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:06:19 +0200
From:      Jonathan McKeown <j.mckeown@ru.ac.za>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: upgraded to 8, no mouse is broken
Message-ID:  <200912111006.19229.j.mckeown@ru.ac.za>
In-Reply-To: <20091211071706.811a0758.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20091211025508.GA4357@jesters-court.net> <alpine.BSF.2.00.0912102130360.8253@wonkity.com> <20091211071706.811a0758.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Friday 11 December 2009 08:17:06 Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:38:04 -0700 (MST), Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.co=
m>=20
wrote:
> > Please
> > see the Handbook section on X11 configuration instead:
> >
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html
>
> Just a side question: 5.4.2 Note 2 =A7 5 states:
>
> 	You will have to reboot your machine to force
> 	hald to read this file.
>
> which refers to /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-input.fdi
> that re-enables Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X.
>
> Is it really, really needed to reboot the machine? Can't
> HAL just be restarted? I always thought "reboot to make
> a minor setting work" was the domain of "Windows"...

At the risk of me-tooing, I also wondered about this.

It seems insane to have to restart the OS and hardware to reread a config=20
file.



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