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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:42:11
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx by bn
1 On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:47 AM, bn<brullonulla@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Mark Knecht ha scritto:
3 >
4 >> No, I need a new kernel also. The kernel on this machine is 2 years
5 >> old. Also, I have about a dozen packages masked so I've unmasked those
6 >> and will need to get the whole machine up to date.
7 >
8 > There is something I didn't understand at all in this thread. Why did
9 > you need to update the machine at all? Did you badly need some support
10 > for new video formats or performance improvement? Otherwise I really
11 > don't see the point of upgrading it. I see the point of upgrading a
12 > desktop or server system (yet my desktop kernel is 1.5 years old and I'm
13 > fine), but a MythTV box looks like an appliance that once working , you
14 > touch no more.
15 >
16 > m.
17 >
18 >
20 With the switch to digital TV I had to buy new hardware to record.
21 Even though this machine is only a frontend it started having trouble
22 that my other Gentoo desktop PCs were not. I updated everything I
23 could on this machine without updating the video driver, the kernel
24 and xorg-x11. Since I couldn't change the kernel or the video driver I
25 chose to update xorg-x11 and hit the wall.
27 I don't do these things for fun. It's OK with me if a machine never
28 gets updated but with MythTV they change data formats, database
29 formats, communication protocols and break things along the way WRT
30 remote frontends that haven't been updated, or that's my experience. I
31 figured that is what happened here.
33 Anyway, that's all done. The machine is updated and close to clean.
34 Still have to do a grub update but that can wait.
36 I'm having a few problems with things like eselect opengl set 1
37 complaining about libraries and things so I'll have to work on that
38 before I push forward.
40 Hope that explains a bit anyway.
42 Cheers,
43 Mark