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Date:      Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:05:26 -0600
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Gnome2 -> Gnome3 - no way
Message-ID:  <54AE9CB6.9080406@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <54AE8E23.7070906@qeng-ho.org>
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On 01/08/15 08:03, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 08/01/2015 13:58, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 01/08/15 03:36, William B wrote:
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>>>>> Yes there is support but there is currently a bug with
>>>>> changing keyboard layouts on login that as a dvorak user,
>>>>> I am trying to solve.
>>>> Regarding keyboard layout (a thing I hardly change
>>>> during use) I prefer to either use xorg.conf to
>>>> set it globally, or .xmodmap on a per-user basis
>>>> (especially useful for programmable keyboards).
>>>>
>>>> By the way, does Mate still require HAL as a
>>>> dependency?
>>> Both approaches do not work as mate keyboard takes over and changes
>>> the layout
>>> regardless of what you set in xorg.conf, but Mate keyboard "forgets"
>>> to set
>>> the layout to what the user has configured. I need some time to 
>>> debug it
>>> though work allowing.
>>>
>>> Not that I am aware of: HAL is a depedancy of Xorg, not MATE.
>>> According to the
>>> docs, and what I have checked, the "current" version of Xorg in pkg is
>>> not built
>>> with hal support, so it's not needed.
>>>
>>>
>>> - -- Sincerely,
>>>
>>> William Brown
>>>
> [noise cut]
>>
>> What versions of xorg-server & FreeBSD does that ('current' xorg pkg
>> doesn't need HAL) refer to ? TIA & have a happy new year :-) ....
>
> Look at /usr/ports/UPDATING and you'll find
>
> 20141219:
>   AFFECTS: users of x11/xorg and all xorg ports
>   AUTHOR: dumbbell@FreeBSD.org
>
>   The X.Org server (x11-servers/xorg-server) is updated to 1.14. All
>   ports which provide X.Org drivers must be updated simultaneously, i.e.
>   x11-drivers/xf86-*, emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions, net/tigervnc,
>   etc.
>
>   The input device autodetection backend is switched from HAL to devd.
>   If you configure your keyboard layout through HAL .fdi files, you need
>   to migrate this configuration to plain X.Org configuration files.
>
>   Up-to-date instructions and a description of the changes brought by
>   this update are detailed in a blog post:
>
>
> http://blogs.freebsdish.org/graphics/2014/11/19/xserver-1-14-update-ready/ 
>


Thanks, I had read the /usr/ports/UPDATING entry, however, this A.M. I 
did a 'pkg version -vRL=' & there was no mention of xorg-server needing 
upgrading. I am on xorg-server-1.12.4_9,1 now, FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p5, 
that's why I was asking ....


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