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From: Brian Parkhurst <brianp@...>
Subject: Re: Need X testers on Alpha. I think we've got it this time.
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 23:31:47 -0700
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'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).


Matt Turner wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Brian Parkhurst <brianp@...> wrote:
>> How do you recommend I download your repo for compiling under gentoo?
> 
> The easiest/best way is to first install layman (emerge layman) and
> with it add the 'x11' overlay.
> 
> See here for instructions wrt layman:
> http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Overlay#Layman
> 
> Unmask/keyword =x11-base/xorg-server-9999 and its dependencies. (You
> might want to use app-portage/autounmask to make this a more automated
> task.)
> 
> Copy the xorg-server-9999.ebuild from your layman overlay to your
> local overlay (/usr/local/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/). Edit the
> file and change this line:
> 
> EGIT_REPO_URI="git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/xserver"
> to
> EGIT_REPO_URI="git://anongit.freedesktop.org/~mattst88/xserver"
> In the folder where this new ebuild exists, run `ebuild
> xorg-server-9999.ebuild digest`
> 
> At this point you should run `emerge =x11-base/xorg-server-9999` and
> sit back and wait. When this has finished, emerge whatever X11 drivers
> you need (xf86-input-evdev, xf86-video-{ati,glint}) and do some
> testing.
> 
> I don't know what your level of proficiency with Gentoo is, but if
> it's not high then this process will sound hard--trust me, it's really
> not. The alternative would be much more complicated.
> 
> Thanks,
> Matt
> 


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