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From: Alex Alexander <wired@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] a virtual advantage ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:45:21
Message-Id: BANLkTikruEKkUNgMMLH6Y_3KHbL=qV56aA@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] a virtual advantage ? by Philip Webb
On Jun 26, 2011 6:56 PM, "Philip Webb" <purslow@××××××××.net> wrote:
> > Yesterday, I upgraded 'xorg-drivers' to the latest stable 1.10 > & then found upon rebooting that X failed to recognise the keyboard. > Yes, it's happened before & I was not surprised: > I had to switch the machine off, reboot, login as root > -- experience long ago made me avoid booting directly into a GUI -- > & recompile 'xf86-input-evdev', after which everything returned to normal. > Yes, there's a warning after the new 'xorg-drivers' has been installed, > but I wasn't sure exactly which pkg(s) needed remerging, so took the
chance.
> > My point is that it looks -- to a naive user -- like a good opportunity > for another 'virtual', which wb satisfied by Evdev or equivalent. > This would avoid the problem when busy users miss the warning notice > (see a current users' thread). > > Perhaps this would in turn need an extension of the 'virtual' concept, > to require rebuilding of the relevant pkg to satisfy the main emerge. > There is another thread today re 'revdep-rebuild' + Python + Perl, > which seems to cover a bit of the same ground. > > Thanks as always to the devs for their conscientious unpaid efforts. > > -- > ========================,,============================================ > SUPPORT ___________//___, Philip Webb > ELECTRIC /] [] [] [] [] []| Cities Centre, University of Toronto > TRANSIT `-O----------O---' purslowatchassdotutorontodotca > >
portage 2.2 has a nice set for that called @x11-module-rebuild :) Alex | wired

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