Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 488177
Last modified: 2013-01-10 02:58:52 EST
Created attachment 333796 [details]
Killswitch appear both through the Dell and the kernel layers.
Should the Dell backend in HAL just be removed? Mr Garrett has the answer, as he wrote the dell_laptop kernel module that does the rfkill dirty work.
Note that the names of the kernel killswitches suck though, and this would need to be fixed before this bug is closed.
Answer: Yes. What kind of names were you thinking of?
Actually, scratch that, I don't intend on showing those anywhere in my UI. Let's remove it!
+1 -- I think a lot of stuff like that in HAL can be removed. I think a USE_LEGACY_INTERFACES might be more kind, rather than just ripping out the code.
Fixed in hal-info:
* Tue Mar 03 2009 - Bastien Nocera <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 20090202-3
- Remove the Dell native killswitches, replaced by the kernel killswitches
in dell_laptop (#488177)
and in hal:
* Tue Mar 03 2009 - Bastien Nocera <email@example.com> - 0.5.12-23.20090226git
- Remove Dell killswitches support, they're handled through the kernel's
dell_laptop module instead now (#488177), removes requires for smbios-utils