Gnome : is hal necessary ?

geos

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Hello to the community

Iam trying to figure out some details about : automount media, smb network shares. in gnome the automount demon is hal. I mean can you fully get rid of hal in gnome and make a system gui usable (smb shares discovery and mount, usb mount) by using smbnetfs and or autofs or automount ? Gnome is the linux way of doing things. What window manager would be closer to freebsd documentation ?
 

Jose

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There was an item on this in Vermaden's news recently:
 
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geos

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I have red some Vermaden's posts ( excellent work btw) but i think he uses AWESOME. Can you remove hal and have a fully functional GNOME desktop ?
 

bsduck

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HAL is deprecated software, which Gnome does not use anymore. Neither do Xfce or KDE Plasma.

I think all of them use sysutils/bsdisks nowadays (which I consider unreliable and would rather not see installed and enabled by default, but that is another story).

By the way, that link was only shared by Vermaden, it is not one of his own articles.
 
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