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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: sax2 for gentoo, easy X configuration Reply with quote

I have prepared small instruction how to build sax2 on gentoo,
SaX2 is a tool used in opensuse for X configuration.
SaX2 is available out of opensuse build services
and it's author is willing to spread it across more distros.

As I have only few rare cases where sax2 made problems I think this would be best choice for most new users starting their path with gentoo.

Is it worth building an ebuild and maintaining repository for it ? Please share your opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it would be very useful to get SaX2 into Gentoo at this point of X.org's development, for the majority of users, X.org's ability to autoconfigure itself is becoming acceptedly useful as it stands now, much less in the future.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You dont even need xorg.conf anymore with some graphics drivers, modern LCD displays deliver reliable EDID infos and input sections are a thing of the past with hal detection.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think creating its ebuild is worth it, eventhough lots of hype about edid autoconfigure xorg, there will be always people new to linux or gentoo that appriciates gui X configurator programs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say anything that makes things easier to use is a good thing. Even though X is becoming more and more autoconfigurable, I don't think it's quite there yet.

If you want it added, first thing you need to do is create an ebuild and submit it to bugzilla.

Thread should probably be moved to unsupported software...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Unsupported Software.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikegpitt wrote:
If you want it added, first thing you need to do is create an ebuild and submit it to bugzilla.

OK so I'm on my way to create ebuid. Should be ready ... when I stop playing wit google and my blog :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to the Portage & Programming section, the #gentoo-dev-help IRC channel and man 5 ebuild, you can find useful information at http://devmanual.gentoo.org/, in "Ebuild HOWTO", and "Common ebuild Mistakes", amongst others.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it support hal-fdi configuration of input devices? That could be useful.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Xorg 1.5.X, my xorg.conf is the following:
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Section "ServerFlags"
    Option       "AutoAddDevices" "true"
    Option       "AutoEnableDevices" "true"
    Option       "AllowEmptyInput" "true"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "NVIDIA GPU GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ (G92)"
    Option         "CoolBits" "1"
EndSection


Everything else is provided by HAL
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And mine, fully functioning, as follows:

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "7900gto"
        Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection


I just got curious what you really need for a working X environment and stripped everything out. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those xorg.conf's are pretty awesome. I had no idea that xorg-server-1.5 was so advanced. Now I can't wait for it to stabilize! I suppose we still need to wait for 1.4 to stabilize first, and probably some of the drivers to play catch up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We might as well ignore 1.4 and jump right on the 1.5 bandwagon. The more people use it and report bugs, the sooner it stabilizes. Me, I couldn't report any issues with xorg-x11-7.4.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

genstorm wrote:
We might as well ignore 1.4 and jump right on the 1.5 bandwagon. The more people use it and report bugs, the sooner it stabilizes. Me, I couldn't report any issues with xorg-x11-7.4.
There seems to be a bug open for it's stabilization:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=251832
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