Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alpha

From: Brian Parkhurst <brianp@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] Need X testers on Alpha. I think we've got it this time.
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 06:31:59
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-alpha] Need X testers on Alpha. I think we've got it this time. by Matt Turner
Okay had some time today.  I'm working on the autounmask of 
xorg-xserver-9999 (running now).

What is your recommended kernel for this build?

I've been working to bring the server up to current (emerge -uv world) & 
revdep-rebuild  (been about 4 months since I've updated packages)

Should hopefully be able to build the Kernel and Xorg-Server tomorrow.

Just to answer your last question.  I've been running Gentoo on my 
alpha(s) for about 6 years (migrated to the DS20E earlier this year from 
an older alpha 800).  I had contributed a bit to the livecd (2004 
release) to support booting alpha with DEC Mylex 960 Raid controller 
(just identified the firmware levels of the DEC OEM version).

Matt Turner wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Brian Parkhurst <brianp@×××××××.net> wrote: >> How do you recommend I download your repo for compiling under gentoo? > > The easiest/best way is to first install layman (emerge layman) and > with it add the 'x11' overlay. > > See here for instructions wrt layman: > > > Unmask/keyword =x11-base/xorg-server-9999 and its dependencies. (You > might want to use app-portage/autounmask to make this a more automated > task.) > > Copy the xorg-server-9999.ebuild from your layman overlay to your > local overlay (/usr/local/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/). Edit the > file and change this line: > > EGIT_REPO_URI="git://" > to > EGIT_REPO_URI="git://" > In the folder where this new ebuild exists, run `ebuild > xorg-server-9999.ebuild digest` > > At this point you should run `emerge =x11-base/xorg-server-9999` and > sit back and wait. When this has finished, emerge whatever X11 drivers > you need (xf86-input-evdev, xf86-video-{ati,glint}) and do some > testing. > > I don't know what your level of proficiency with Gentoo is, but if > it's not high then this process will sound hard--trust me, it's really > not. The alternative would be much more complicated. > > Thanks, > Matt >


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Re: [gentoo-alpha] Need X testers on Alpha. I think we've got it this time. Matt Turner <mattst88@×××××.com>