[blfs-support] Xorg and dbus
krejzi at email.com
Sat Nov 30 07:08:42 PST 2013
On 30.11.2013 15:48, Dan McGhee wrote:
> There are many packages in BLFS whose purpose and functions I don't
> really understand. Even when I try to learn about them the descriptions
> are cryptic and I still have questions. Dbus is one of those.
> I've installed it because it was a dependency for either dhcpcd or
> wpa_supplicant. But now that I have it, I want to make it "earn its
> keep." I know that it allows one application to "talk" to another one,
> but that's the extent of my knowledge.
> While looking for something else, I discovered a configure switch in
> xorg-server--"--enable-config-dbus." I'm thinking about re-building the
> server with this enabled. What gain or advantage is there? Would
No. It's obsoleted by udev.
> someone please give me an example? One thing that I thought of was it
> might be useful when I build network manager. If my thinking is
That's only true for wpa_supplicant. NM uses DBus to communicate with it.
> correct, then network manager in graphics mode, xorg, my window manager
> and wpa_supplicant could all "talk back and forth" to one another. Am I
> on the right track or is this over-simplified? Or is it irrelevant? :)
XServer and DBus are no-go on Linux anymore. I believe that DBus was
necessarry for communication with HAL (back in its days), but HAL is
long obsolete on Linux.
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