Archive for February, 2009

Personal note about unmerging python on Gentoo

NEVER unmerge python on a Gentoo system unless you wanna screw up the whole system!

The emerge itself isn’t a binary file, it depends on python to work, so now you understand what I’m talking about, right? I hope so, ’cause I learned it by the pain and I hope someone else will not pass by the same situation as I did. 🙂

However, if you are reading this text and you fell under the same situation, please write me and I can give you some tips on how to fix all the shit without losing all your past configuration.

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Disabling xorg 7.4 auto-config function.

I just bought an eee-pc 1000HA, was installing Gentoo Linux on it and I realized I had to update the xorg to the 7.4 version, otherwise the AIGLX (3D acceleration) wouldn’t work at all. But then I fell into another trouble, the 3D accel was working really great but the mice (notebook mouse) wasn’t working at all.

After a lot of time, googling and tweaking like hell, I just have found that the problem was into a new function of xorg 7.4, this new version does auto-configuration and therefore any configuration line  you may try to add to the xorg.conf, related to mouse and keyboard config WILL BE IGNORED.

To avoid it to be ignored, you’ll have to add the following line to your xorg.conf:

Section “ServerFlags”
Option “AutoAddDevices” “False”
EndSection

It might solve the problem.