Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: "Stephen P. Becker" <geoman@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-mips] modular
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 13:15:39
Hi folks,

For any of you stable folks already running X out there, xorg-x11-7.1 
went stable on mips yesterday.  Please read the modular X migration 
guide at 
before going through with the upgrade, as it will save you a lot of 

However, there are a couple of things to note in particular for mips 
with respect to USE_EXPAND.  Please do no try to unset INPUT_DEVICES (in 
other words, do not set INPUT_DEVICES="" in your environment anywhere), 
or else you will run into a whooooooooole lot of broken deps.  This is 
currently a limitation of the xorg-server ebuild, and there isn't 
anything we can do about it at this moment.  As for VIDEO_CARDS, if you 
do not set it, you will get five drivers, fbdev, newport, impact, dummy, 
and v4l.  Feel free to set this to whatever is appropriate for you.

Speaking of impact, the X driver for impact on ip28 (Indigo2 Impact 
R10K) and ip30 (Octane) machines was committed upstream recently, and I 
squeezed it into the tree just a few days ago.  I know a lot of people 
have been waiting for this, and now you won't have to use my ancient 
binpkg or roll your own patchset and ebuilds anymore.  Note that we are 
bypassing normal QA procedures by stabilizing it so soon, however myself 
and others have been extensively testing this driver and feel confident 
that it is ready for end users at this time.  However, please do report 
any issues.  To my knowledge, this makes us the only distro that 
supports X on impact.

Have fun...


P.S. There are some example xorg.conf files in
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