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From: Alex Alexander <wired@g.o>
Subject: Re: a virtual advantage ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:44:45 +0300
<p>On Jun 26, 2011 6:56 PM, &quot;Philip Webb&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:purslow@...">purslow@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Yesterday, I upgraded &#39;xorg-drivers&#39; to the latest stable 1.10<br>
&gt; &amp; then found upon rebooting that X failed to recognise the keyboard.<br>
&gt; Yes, it&#39;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 &#39;xf86-input-evdev&#39;, after which everything returned to normal.<br>
&gt; Yes, there&#39;s a warning after the new &#39;xorg-drivers&#39; has been installed,<br>
&gt; but I wasn&#39;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 &#39;virtual&#39;, 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&#39; thread).<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Perhaps this would in turn need an extension of the &#39;virtual&#39; concept,<br>
&gt; to require rebuilding of the relevant pkg to satisfy the main emerge.<br>
&gt; There is another thread today re &#39;revdep-rebuild&#39; + 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     ___________//___,   Philip Webb<br>
&gt; ELECTRIC   /] [] [] [] [] []|   Cities Centre, University of Toronto<br>
&gt; TRANSIT    `-O----------O---&#39;   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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