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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: Xorg Documentation Suggestion
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:49:51 -0500
Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> Hello Roger,
>
>
> On 06/01/10 02:55, Roger A. Simoneau wrote:
>    
>> Greetings;
>>
>> I've been in the process of upgrading (been a couple years).  I ran into
>> a bit of an issue that took a bit to resolve.  My suggestion comes based
>> on what I did to resolve the issue.
>>
>> Please add a reference to the X Server Configuration Howto that the
>> individual may require emerging xf86-input-evdev prior to execution of
>> the X server.  In my case, that package wasn't automatically emerged
>> when I emerged the Xorg server.
>>      
> from what you describe I have the impression that status quo may need
> fixing rather than documentation.
>
> How come xf86-input-evdev is needed but not a dependency?
> Is it a bug in the ebuild?  Was your usage unusual in any way?
> Could you research that for us and come back with more details?
>
> Thanks, best,
>
>
>
> Sebastian
>
>    

I just did a reinstall on my system and it appears to have pulled in the 
drivers correctly.  This is what equery shows:

smoker-new ~ # equery d xf86-input-mouse
  * These packages depend on xf86-input-mouse:
x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.7 (input_devices_mouse ? 
x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse)
smoker-new ~ # equery d xf86-input-evdev
  * These packages depend on xf86-input-evdev:
x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.7 (input_devices_evdev ? 
x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev)
smoker-new ~ # equery d xf86-input-keyboard
  * These packages depend on xf86-input-keyboard:
x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.7 (input_devices_keyboard ? 
x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard)
smoker-new ~ #

Also, when I emerged xorg, it pulled in evdev, keyboard and mouse 
drivers as I have them set in make.conf.  It even pulled in my nvidia 
drivers since it is set in make.conf as well.

The biggest issue I ran into was a bad set of binaries that I copied 
from the old system.  Other than that, the install instructions seemed 
to have been fine.  I followed them since it has been a few years since 
I did a install.  I did find myself sort of lost for a bit tho.  After 
the reboot part, its like the install docs ran dry.  I had to go search 
the doc list to find the X and KDE part.  I think it should have a link 
to KDE, gnome and maybe a couple other options such as Fluxbox or 
something.  Sort of guide a person at least a little.  This is a link to 
the page I viewed:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=12

Dale

:-)  :-)


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