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-disable-polling - disable polling on drives with remov‐
hal-disable-polling can be used to to disable and enable
media detection on drives with removable storage. For more
information about both the b
hal-find-by-capability - find device objects by capability
hal-get-capability finds device object in the HAL device
database by looking at device capabilities. For more informa‐
tion about both the big pic
hal-lock - lock
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