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From: Andrew Stephenson <tendonut@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-doc@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-doc] X Server Configuration Guide Suggestion
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 21:12:36
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.

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.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-doc] X Server Configuration Guide Suggestion Josh Saddler <nightmorph@g.o>