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Xorg-server 1.9 Upgrade Guide


1.  Features changes

  • Xorg can detect input devices using udev, removing its HAL support. Users who used HAL before need to migrate to udev.

2.  Migrating from xorg-server 1.8

The primary difference is that the deprecated HAL support has now been removed in favor of udev. If you already used udev before, then no action is necessary. If you used HAL with xorg-server-1.8 then read on.

3.  Migrating from xorg-server 1.7 or 1.8 with HAL

Enabling udev just requires building xorg-server with USE="udev". Systems which worked fine with the default HAL fdi will not need special configuration. If you created custom fdi files, then refer to the Xorg-server 1.8 Upgrade Guide how to migrate your configuration to udev.


Page updated September 22, 2010

Summary: This guide shows you how to upgrade server to version 1.9.

Tomas Chvatal

Remi Cardona

Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn

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