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From: Andrew Stephenson <tendonut@...>
Subject: X Server Configuration Guide Suggestion
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:12:34 -0400
I took on the task of installing Gentoo for the first time on my desktop and there were a few speed bumps I had to overcome before getting everything running correctly.<br><br>Xorg 1.5 seems to be pretty much standard now and it doesn&#39;t seem to be very clear in the X Server Configuration page...the most notable change being the use of evdev. I think there should be some reference to the 1.5 upgrade guide within the original X config guide. Also, there isn&#39;t any specific instruction to starting dbus or hald in either guide, despite it being a requirement to get the evdev stuff to work. (Note that the step IS documented in the Gnome installation guide which seems somewhat misplaced considering one wouldn&#39;t move to the gnome installation phase until after X is working properly) I spent a good 3 hours Saturday night trying to figure out why X wouldn&#39;t respond to my mouse or keyboard just to find out I never started hald. I was able to figure it out after a bit of common sense time, but if that step was listed somewhere before the &quot;startx&quot; step, it would have relieved my headache much earlier. This may be considered a noob mistake, but the Handbook seems to be geared towards the noob anyways and states what could be considered obvious steps to more linux-savvy users. <br>
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