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== After upgrade ==
 
== After upgrade ==
* Rebuild all drivers with new <code>xorg-server</code>, you may use <code>qlist</code> from <code>portage-utils</code> in order to get list of installed drivers: {{Root|emerge -1 $(qlist -IC x11-drivers/) -av}}
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* Rebuild all drivers with new ''<code>xorg-server</code>'', you may use ''<code>qlist</code>'' from ''<code>portage-utils</code>'' in order to get list of installed drivers:  
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<console>
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###i## emerge -av1 $(qlist -IC x11-drivers/)
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</console>
  
= Configuration =
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== Configuration ==
In order to configure devices that hotplugging does not handle, you may use <code>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d</code> instead of <code>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</code>. ''xorg.conf'' is optional and if you don't need any special configuration, you may use xorg without it.
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In order to configure devices that hotplugging does not handle, you may use ''<code>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d</code>'' instead of ''<code>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</code>''. ''xorg.conf'' is optional and if you don't need any special configuration, you may use xorg without it.
 
== Example config: keyboard with polish layout ==
 
== Example config: keyboard with polish layout ==
{{Code|/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf|<pre>
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<console>
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###i## nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf
 
Section "InputClass"
 
Section "InputClass"
 
Identifier "keyboard-all"
 
Identifier "keyboard-all"
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MatchIsKeyboard "on"
 
MatchIsKeyboard "on"
 
EndSection
 
EndSection
 
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</console>
</pre>}}
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== Known Issues ==
= Known Issues =
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Check ''<code>/var/log/Xorg.0.log</code>'' if you have problems with new xorg-server. Also you can notice that some errors present even for working config and xorg, here is the possible:
Check <code>/var/log/Xorg.0.log</code> if you have problems with new xorg-server. Also you can notice that some errors present even for working config and xorg, here is the possible:
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<console>
<pre>[ 852.864] (EE)  ioctl EVIOCGNAME failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device</pre>
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[ 852.864] (EE)  ioctl EVIOCGNAME failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
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</console>
 
This error can be ignored but in order to have everything clean add this <code>MatchDevicePath "/dev/inpute/event*"</code> into your xorg.conf
 
This error can be ignored but in order to have everything clean add this <code>MatchDevicePath "/dev/inpute/event*"</code> into your xorg.conf
{{Code|/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf|<pre>
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<console>
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###i## nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf
 
Section "InputClass"
 
Section "InputClass"
 
Identifier     "evdev pointer catchall"
 
Identifier     "evdev pointer catchall"
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         MatchDevicePath    "/dev/input/evdev*"
 
         MatchDevicePath    "/dev/input/evdev*"
 
EndSection
 
EndSection
 
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</console>
</pre>}}
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[[Category:HOWTO]]
 
[[Category:HOWTO]]

Revision as of 16:49, January 13, 2014

Before upgrade

  • Backup your /etc/X11 directory.
  • Backup the old versions of xorg-server and drivers. This can be done with quickpkg.
  • xorg-server supports hot plugging through the event interface so ensure the evdev driver is enabled in INPUT_DEVICES in make.conf.

Basic upgrade

  1. Read and follow Gentoo's Xorg-server 1.8 Upgrade Guide
  2. Read Gentoo's Xorg-server 1.9 Upgrade Guide

After upgrade

  • Rebuild all drivers with new xorg-server, you may use qlist from portage-utils in order to get list of installed drivers:
# emerge -av1 $(qlist -IC x11-drivers/)

Configuration

In order to configure devices that hotplugging does not handle, you may use /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d instead of /etc/X11/xorg.conf. xorg.conf is optional and if you don't need any special configuration, you may use xorg without it.

Example config: keyboard with polish layout

# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf
Section "InputClass"
	Identifier	"keyboard-all"
	Driver		"evdev"
	Option		"XkbRules"  "xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"  "pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout" "pl"

	MatchIsKeyboard	"on"
EndSection

Known Issues

Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log if you have problems with new xorg-server. Also you can notice that some errors present even for working config and xorg, here is the possible:

[ 852.864] (EE)  ioctl EVIOCGNAME failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

This error can be ignored but in order to have everything clean add this MatchDevicePath "/dev/inpute/event*" into your xorg.conf

# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf
Section "InputClass"
	Identifier	    "evdev pointer catchall"
	Driver		    "evdev"
	MatchIsPointer      "on"
        MatchDevicePath     "/dev/input/evdev*"
EndSection