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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: a virtual advantage ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:30:03
Message-Id: iu7tph$cth$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: a virtual advantage ? by Philip Webb
On 06/26/2011 09:25 PM, Philip Webb wrote:
> 110626 Nikos Chantziaras wrote: >> On 06/26/2011 06:54 PM, Philip Webb wrote: >>> Yesterday, I upgraded 'xorg-drivers' to the latest stable 1.10 >>> & then found upon rebooting that X failed to recognise the keyboard. >>> Yes, it's happened before& I was not surprised: >>> I had to switch the machine off, reboot, login as root >>> -- experience long ago made me avoid booting directly into a GUI -- >>> & recompile 'xf86-input-evdev', after which everything returned to normal. >>> Yes, there's a warning after the new 'xorg-drivers' has been installed, >>> but I wasn't sure exactly which pkg(s) needed remerging, so took the chance. >> it gives you an actual command that will emerge all x11-drivers/*. > > Yes, but it's not precise enough : > > root:534 xorg-server> qlist -I -C x11-drivers/ > x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers > x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev > x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv > x11-drivers/xf86-video-vesa > > The only one I needed to remerge is the 2nd in the list.
But you don't know that for sure, and neither can portage (driver ABI changes are not something portage can track.) The only sure thing is to emerge them all.