PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Joe Ciccone jciccone at
Fri Apr 7 16:29:58 PDT 2006

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 19:19 -0400, Joe Ciccone wrote:
>> A lot of the packages don't *require* build and function, Building
>> without dbus/hal can greatly cut the features down a but, eg. gnome/kde
>> without hal basicly means no volume management. etc...
> This is exactly opposite, 180 degrees different than what others are
> saying. Or do I not interpret what you mean by "volume management"
> correctly?
I havn't been following this thread too closely but, from what I can
tell about the way dbus/hal are integrated into the system. Without them
I don't know how much hardware interaction the software will have. When
you plug in your usb drive it won't be detected. Same with cameras and
scanners and other devices. I don't know if you have gnome running
there, but I've had 2.14 running since it came out and it seems to rely
heavily on dbus/hal to communicate with hardware.

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