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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:49 am    Post subject: New to gentoo, need help. Reply with quote

After completing the minimal install, i've installed xorg-server, and awesome. when I startx, the awesome wm boots up, but it appears that neither the keyboard nor the mouse function. What do I do?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the output of emerge --info ; cat -n /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
What is the output of emerge --info ; cat -n /var/log/Xorg.0.log?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not particularly legible. Does your guest VM have internet access? If so

Code:

emerge wgetpaste
emerge --info |getpaste
wgetpaste /var/log/Xorg.0.log


and share the links here
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cach0rr0 wrote:
not particularly legible. Does your guest VM have internet access? If so

Code:

emerge wgetpaste
emerge --info |getpaste
wgetpaste /var/log/Xorg.0.log


and share the links here

http://bpaste.net/show/56138
http://bpaste.net/show/56139
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I...uhh...err...what the hell is going on with Xorg.0.log ? That's a new one.

what does

Code:

file /var/log/Xorg.0.log


show? For posterity's sake, rm your /var/log/Xorg.0.log, try to start X again, and then see if a)the log still contains gibberish, b)what the output of the above 'file /var/log/Xorg.0.log' shows.

Normally, when input devices dont work, Xorg.0.log will contain an error providing a hint as to why (e.g. "$foo driver not found")

In your case it appears to contain, well, garbage - makes troubleshooting particularly difficult.

One other thing you could try is logging in as root, and running

Code:

X -retro


to start plain old X. If the mouse moves, super. If it doesnt, upon killing X (either via CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE or Alt+SysRq+K) it should tell you where it logged its output I believe (and a bit up on the terminal it should show any errors encountered - some innocuous, some not so much)

one possibly silly question - are you running Gentoo in a VM of some form?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I am running gentoo in a vm, to test it out.
I didn't want to wipe everything, then unsuccessfully install gentoo.
Output: http://bpaste.net/show/56144
weird. Xorg.log.0.old isn't jumbled, but the normal one is
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the EE's are key

already emerged 'virtualbox-guest-additions' ?

Code:

905.874] (EE) Failed to load module "vboxvideo" (module does not exist, 0)


there's also this:

Code:

908.011] (EE) Failed to load module "evdev" (module does not exist, 0)


to get evdev working, two things are required

-emerging xf86-input-evdev
-the appropriate kernel driver for evdev, CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV

if those two pieces are done, evdev should not throw this error

if using the more basic 'keyboard' and 'mouse' drivers, must have xf86-input-keyboard and xf86-input-mouse emerged. But i wouldnt go down that path just yet.

Get the bits for evdev and the virtualbox guest additions sorted, and let us have a fresh look
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all works now after emerging vbox and evdev.
Thanks.
I will install gentoo on the actual hardware whenever I have time.
I hope I won't run into any issues then. :lol:
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