For my 21th birthday, my friends gave me a 4GB USB pen as a present. I never had USB pens with capacity >32MB, so this was a really appreciated present.
But my FreeBSD system gets stuck and freezes when I insert it *and* HAL (not the Atheros’s one, the freedesktop.org’s one) is running. The system works again when I unplug the pen. Obviously, both the pen and the system work happily when HAL is not running.
The pen is a A-DATA PD9 4GB.
I know that HAL supports device blacklisting, but I didn’t found any user-level documentation about it. Who should I contact / Where do I found documentation ?