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8.82. hal

Updated hal packages that fix two bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The hal packages provide the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) daemon. HAL collects and maintains information about the hardware on the system from several sources, and provides a live device list through D-BUS.

Bug Fixes

Prior to this update, the HAL daemon did not properly handle the hot plug addition and removal events. Consequently, the HAL daemon terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault during device probing. With this update, hot plug events are properly handled and the HAL daemon no longer crashes in the aforementioned scenario.
Prior to this update, the /usr/libexec/hald-probe-smbios script, as well as certain other hald-probe scripts, terminated unexpectedly after they were manually started. This bug has been fixed and the aforementioned scripts can be started manually without complications.
In addition, this update adds the following


Previously, the HAL daemon did not recognize touchscreen monitors correctly. Consequently, these monitors were not added to the list of hot plugged devices in the Xorg window system. Support for touchscreen devices has been added to HAL and these devices are now recognized correctly.
Users of hal are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.