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From: Matt Turner <mattst88@...>
Subject: Re: Need X testers on Alpha. I think we've got it this time.
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 20:55:20 -0500
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Brian Parkhurst <brianp@...> 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@...>
>> 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
>>
>


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