Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alpha

From: Matt Turner <mattst88@×××××.com>
To: brian.parkhurst@×××××××.net
Cc: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] Need X testers on Alpha. I think we've got it this time.
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 01:55:22
Message-Id: b4198de60911081755w6c62d53ahe5bb316540f89558@mail.gmail.com
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Brian Parkhurst <brianp@×××××××.net> wrote:
> After several weeks I've managed to get my system consistent again.  The > initial attempt at applying the x11 overlay failed miserably with multiple > unmet dependencies that prevented my being able to fully compile cleanly. > > I removed the overlay and re-emerged update-Deep world and revdep-rebuilt > the entire system.  Currently running a gentoo 2.6.31-r2 kernel. > > the emerge preview with the recently re-applied overlay looks clean..
Great to hear. Let us know of further progress. Thanks! Matt
> Sorry for the delay.  Oct was very busy at work for me plus the daylight > savings conversion to standard time required additional weekend hours. > > > > Matt Turner wrote: >> >> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 2:31 AM, Brian Parkhurst <brianp@×××××××.net> >> wrote: >>> >>> Okay had some time today.  I'm working on the autounmask of >>> xorg-xserver-9999 (running now). >>> >>> What is your recommended kernel for this build? >> >> I'd recommend the latest, 2.6.31, or even 2.6.32-rcX if you want to. >> I'd like to get some people to test with Radeon kernel modesetting, so >> at least .31 is required for that. >> >>> I've been working to bring the server up to current (emerge -uv world) & >>> revdep-rebuild  (been about 4 months since I've updated packages) >>> >>> Should hopefully be able to build the Kernel and Xorg-Server tomorrow. >>> >>> Just to answer your last question.  I've been running Gentoo on my >>> alpha(s) >>> for about 6 years (migrated to the DS20E earlier this year from an older >>> alpha 800).  I had contributed a bit to the livecd (2004 release) to >>> support >>> booting alpha with DEC Mylex 960 Raid controller (just identified the >>> firmware levels of the DEC OEM version). >> >> Excellent! Great to have you. :) >> >> I've been working on Alpha-related stuff for about a year and a half >> and have sent emails to linux-alpha@ (the kernel mailing list), >> axp-list, the RH alpha mailing list, debian-alpha@, but the Gentoo >> mailing lists looked unused, so I never mailed them before. Too bad. >> >> Thanks for your help :) >> >> Matt >> >