I'm maintainer of Fedora Linux and want find way see DRM protected content on it.
As most people known HAL is deprecated and was removed from Fedora - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/HalRemoval and will from other distributions - Ubuntu - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Halsectomy, Debian - http://wiki.debian.org/HALRemoval
As I need access to such content I'm wondering how I can do it without hal ressurection? I had googled, but found nothing usefull.
Very bad news.
I have upgraded my system (slackware 14) and I have no more access to some TV replay sites.
I searched on the net to understand and I have seen that I am not alone with this problem...
We are waiting for an upgrade of the flash plugin...
A technote was written about this some time ago.
There is no further information regarding switching from the HAL requirement, but those users on Linux that install the HAL package can still use Flash and view protected content.
As far as Slackware 14.0 (re: ecforum's post), according to my research, Slackware version 12.0 contained HAL. Since I don't use Slackware personally, I can only assume now that HAL was removed from 14.0.
Believe it or not, we are Linux users too - and we continue to use Linux - so we understand the frustration of having to install this deprecated HAL package on newer distros of Linux, but for now it's necessary.