Linux system daemons

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"HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I read you. Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
-2001 A space odyssey

the irony in this is immense.

Hardware abstraction layer or hald is a program that automates the connection of devices to a linux computer.

here are the "pod bay" doors.
and to look for hal in ubuntu run "top" the program named hald is the
bot/daemon that controls the hardware interface.

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