Hardware Abstraction Layer
HAL provides an abstract view on hardware.
This abstraction layer is simply an interface that makes it possible to
add support for new devices and new ways of connecting devices to the
computer, without modifying every application that uses the device.
It maintains a list of devices that currently exist, and can provide
information about those upon request.
The acpi addon won't use the kernel acpi events interface but the acpid's
event socket if acpid is installed. If acpid is removed, hal needs to be
restarted to enable monitoring of acpi events again. And if apci is installed,
hal needs a restart to free the kernels acpi events interface for acpid.
Some CD and DVD drives, such as the GDR8162B model found in some Dell
laptops, do not cor
HAL 0.5.14 "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye."
Released November 30, 2009.
Requirements for HAL 0.5.14:
- Linux kernel >= 2.6.22 (CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED=n)
- udev >= 125 (Linux only)
- util-linux-ng >= 2.15
- bash >= 2.0
- dbus >= 0.61 (with glib bindings)
- glib >= 2.1
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