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Date:      Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:16:30 +0200
From:      kron24 <>
Subject:   Re: dbus/hal in freebsd 7.2 hangs X11
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Dne 25.9.2009 14:32, William Bulley napsal(a):
> According to Giuseppe Pagnoni<>  on Fri, 09/25/09 at 03:32:
>> I am trying to use hal/dbus on a i386 machine with FreeBSD 7.2 (ports
>> updated to the latest tree snapshot as of yesterday), but despite
>> spending a full day looking up the handbook, faq, and google, I cannot
>> make it work properly.  More specifically, when I  use either xfce4 or
>> xmonad after having enabled dbus/hald in rc.conf:
>> hald_enable="YES"
>> dbus_enable="YES"
>> both window managers become very unresponsive and hang as if hal was
>> trying to access/mount something.  For example, the terminal may take
>> *seconds* to display typed in characters and in xfce if you click on
>> the desktop icons for home directory etc., they don't open up at all
>> in the thunar file manager (they do though, if you right click on them
>> and choose 'open').
> I, too, have seen this same problem, but with OpenMotif (mwm) as my
> window manager.  I have solved the problem by changing the lines:
> dbus_enable="YES"
> hald_enable="YES"
> to
> dbus_enable="NO"
> hald_enable="NO"
> in my /etc/rc.conf file.  This makes things in xorg-7.4_2 and open-motif-2.2.3_6
> and 7.2-STABLE FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE #0: Tue Sep 15 14:33:54 EDT 2009 work for me.
The same problem on my test machine:
   FreeBSD 8.0-RC1
I usually run it without dbus+hal and it works fine.
With dbus+hal enabled (just for the sake of test)
I experienced the same hangs.

BR, Oli

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