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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: a virtual advantage ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:45:46 -0500
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Alex Alexander wrote:
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  <p>On Jun 26, 2011 6:56 PM, "Philip Webb" &lt;<a
 moz-do-not-send="true" href="mailto:purslow@...">purslow@...</a>&gt;
wrote:<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Yesterday, I upgraded 'xorg-drivers' to the latest stable 1.10<br>
&gt; &amp; then found upon rebooting that X failed to recognise the
keyboard.<br>
&gt; Yes, it's happened before &amp; I was not surprised:<br>
&gt; I had to switch the machine off, reboot, login as root<br>
&gt; -- experience long ago made me avoid booting directly into a GUI --<br>
&gt; &amp; recompile 'xf86-input-evdev', after which everything
returned to normal.<br>
&gt; Yes, there's a warning after the new 'xorg-drivers' has been
installed,<br>
&gt; but I wasn't sure exactly which pkg(s) needed remerging, so took
the chance.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; My point is that it looks -- to a naive user -- like a good
opportunity<br>
&gt; for another 'virtual', which wb satisfied by Evdev or equivalent.<br>
&gt; This would avoid the problem when busy users miss the warning
notice<br>
&gt; (see a current users' thread).<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Perhaps this would in turn need an extension of the 'virtual'
concept,<br>
&gt; to require rebuilding of the relevant pkg to satisfy the main
emerge.<br>
&gt; There is another thread today re 'revdep-rebuild' + Python + Perl,<br>
&gt; which seems to cover a bit of the same ground.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Thanks as always to the devs for their conscientious unpaid
efforts.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; --<br>
&gt;
========================,,============================================<br>
&gt; SUPPORT &nbsp; &nbsp; ___________//___, &nbsp; Philip Webb<br>
&gt; ELECTRIC &nbsp; /] [] [] [] [] []| &nbsp; Cities Centre, University of
Toronto<br>
&gt; TRANSIT &nbsp; &nbsp;`-O----------O---' &nbsp; purslowatchassdotutorontodotca<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;</p>
  <p>portage 2.2 has a nice set for that called @x11-module-rebuild :)</p>
  <p>Alex | wired</p>
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<br>
He doesn't use portage 2.2 so he would have to settle for "qlist -I -C
x11-drivers/" instead.&nbsp; I think his point is, it's easy to miss those
messages and not know you need to rebuild things.&nbsp; It would be nice if
portage did that for him.&nbsp; You know, automagically.&nbsp; ;-)&nbsp; <br>
<br>
Dale<br>
<br>
:-)&nbsp; :-)&nbsp; <br>
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