PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Andrew Benton b3nt at
Sat Apr 8 08:53:44 PDT 2006

Jürg Billeter wrote:
> Well, gnome-volume-manager is part of the official Gnome Desktop and
> gnome-volume-manager requires HAL, so I wouldn't call it FUD that Gnome
> requires HAL. 

But it is not true to say Gnome requires HAL. Gnome works fine without 
gnome-volume-manager, HAL or D-Bus

> Of course you can install a Gnome-based Desktop without
> HAL but you're leaving out at least gnome-volume-manager, then.


> Now two questions regarding your installation to set the record straight
> - Is HAL not installed on your system at all or did you just build
> Gnome-VFS without HAL support?

That's right, I installed Gnome-vfs.
I did not install HAL or D-Bus or gnome-volume-manager.

> - Have you installed gnome-volume-manager or any other automounter
> (ivman, autofs,....)?

No, nothing of the kind, only Gamin before Gnome-vfs.


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