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Playing around with USE flags, I created at one point a package.use file for xorg with the minimal flag. I don't have a high-powered video card so I didn't see ...
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- 04-11-2009 #1
Can't update xorg-server
Playing around with USE flags, I created at one point a package.use file for xorg with the minimal flag. I don't have a high-powered video card so I didn't see why I needed OpenGL and all that stuff. But xorg didn't update correctly with this configuration, so I deleted the file again.
The problem is that now my update keeps failing with the message:
* Checking for direct rendering capabilities ...
* Messages for package
* ERROR: x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel-2.6.3-r1 failed.
* Call stack:
* ebuild.sh, line 49: Called src_unpack
* environment, line 3008: Called x-modular_src_unpack
* environment, line 3821: Called x-modular_dri_check
* environment, line 3667: Called die
* The specific snippet of code:
* die "You must build x11-base/xorg-server with
* The die message:
* You must build x11-base/xorg-server with USE=-minimal.
This is in spite of using --newuse in the build. I've tried putting "-minimal" and "dri" in make.conf. I've tried using "-minimal" on the command line. It makes no difference. And of course my old X server is gone so at present I have no desktop (I'm posting this out of Debian).
So far I've been able to dig my own way out of all the holes I've got into in Gentoo but this is really flummoxing me."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 04-11-2009 #2Code:
USE="-minimal" emerge -1 xorg-xserver && emerge -avuDN world
Just removing the -minimal use flag should work, if you administer an "emerge -avuDN world after the fact. It will rebuild everything that needs to be updated or that has had its use flag changed.
- 04-11-2009 #3
Just a quick note here.
xorg-server-1.5.3-r5 is the newest update, so you might want to
emerge --sync && USE="-minimal" emerge -1 xorg-xserver && emerge -avuDN world
- 04-11-2009 #4
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add the -minimal flag to your package.use file
then do a emerge -pv xf86-video-intel and that will list what use flags are enabled/disabled
- 04-12-2009 #5
The latest xorg-server update caused me a few issues ... if the previous posts have not cured the problem then it may be worth you posting your full USE flag list, and other info in make.conf which you are using to control the compiler.
- 04-12-2009 #6
- 04-12-2009 #7
Got there in the end ... I'm sure you'll will sort things a bit quicker than I did
- 04-12-2009 #8
Yeah, this is most likely the problem, reported after emerge -avuDN world
Messages for package x11-base/xorg-server-1.5.3-r5:
* Forcing on xorg-x11 for new enough glxtokens.h...
* Users of reduced blanking now need:
* Option "ReducedBlanking"
* In the relevant Monitor section(s).
* Make sure your reduced blanking modelines are safe!
* You must rebuild all drivers if upgrading from xorg-server 1.4.1
* or earlier, because the ABI changed. If you cannot start X because
* of module version mismatch errors, this is your problem.
* You can generate a list of all installed packages in the x11-drivers
* category using this command:
* emerge portage-utils; qlist -I -C x11-drivers/
>>> Installing app-portage/portage-utils-0.1.29
>>> Recording app-portage/portage-utils in "world" favorites file...
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...
>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.
* GNU info directory index is up-to-date.
- 04-12-2009 #9
Ok, sorry to hijack your thread here Hazel but I think it may be relevant.
3 Hours Later, I am sad to report my upgrade to xorg-1.5.3-r5 was a disaster, it upgraded fine boot when I rebooted, I had no mouse or keyboard and very little patience and hair., to make a long story short, I had to add ebdev to make.conf
INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev" Apparently this is an all purpose keyboard mouse driver included with the new xorg.
FYI, the hair is gone now~!
- 04-12-2009 #10
I also have it compiled in my kernel, as you have to have it to switch between graphical and verbose view in the framebuffer.
And I only have USB peripherals, no PS/2.
Also, I usually forget that not everyone runs ~arch and even less of them use the Funtoo tree, which has various patches for a lot of these problems.