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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: kde 4.2 requiring xorg-server 1.5?? Reply with quote

Hi everybody.

I recently compiled kde 4.2 (on ~amd64) and had then xorg-server 1.3 installed. I haven't been on gentoo in a month or so since that...
Now that I tried to emerge -avuND world it won't do it as the kde-4.2 packages seem to require xorg-server 1.5 or so. Is it really so or am I forgetting something?
Seems weird as it wasn't the case earlier. Anyways I can't update my system unless I uninstall kde 4.2 or wait for everything to be unmasked and stable.

Thanks for the replies in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it requires xorg-server-1.5, there are stability issues with xorg-server-1.3 as it wasn't designed for it. xorg-x11-7.4 is safe to use, go for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

Actually I tried it and had to unmask about 25 things. But when I tried is I couldn't move my mouse or type with the keyboard.
I recompiled xf86-input-mouse and xf86-input-keyboard but it still didn't work. Then I downgraded to xorg 1.3 and everything worked fine again.
Maybe I did something wrong. Apparently I did.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you should have read the elog output at the end of emerge xorg-server about what to do next. Which would have been configuring your input devices in /etc/hal/fdi/policy.

Personally I recommend removing mouse and kbd using the evdev driver instead. You also need hald in your default runlevel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks alot.

stupid me. hal is already taken care of. now I'll just have to figure out what and how evdev works.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your system is anything like mine, you'll find the the evdev stuff just works. You will need hald and dbus running, I guess. Then, you can use a simplified xorg.conf. This one works for me:
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 9600 GT"
EndSection

I don't know what results other video drivers might give.
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