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Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> Hello Roger,
> On 06/01/10 02:55, Roger A. Simoneau wrote:
>> 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,
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 ?
smoker-new ~ # equery d xf86-input-evdev
* These packages depend on xf86-input-evdev:
x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.7 (input_devices_evdev ?
smoker-new ~ # equery d xf86-input-keyboard
* These packages depend on xf86-input-keyboard:
x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.7 (input_devices_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: