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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'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'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'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'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 "startx" 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>