Desperately need the elographics input driver back.

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at
Tue Jun 8 13:35:15 PDT 2010

On 18:03 Wed 02 Jun     , Bernhard Prell wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 Peter Hutterer kindly responded:
> > On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 12:04:57PM +0200, Bernhard Prell wrote:
> > > ... <snip>...
> > 
> > > Today I updated a linux installation to xorg 1.7 (the distribution is
> > > gentoo btw.) and was confronted with a message that support for the
> > > elographics driver was dropped.
> > 
> > are you sure you're talking about elographics here? it's one of the few
> > input drivers that's half-maintained. it's being kept buildable and even
> >  saw some real changes more-or-less recently. It certainly builds, git
> >  master does so anyway. It's overdue for a release though so maybe that's
> >  the issue here?
> > 
> Yes, I am talking about elographics.
> I fetched the latetst version from git master and injected it into a normal 
> "emerge" of the xf86-input-elographics-1.2.3 "ebuild" (gentoo-package).
> (Pausing the emerge by ctrl-z, cp, fg)
> It works very well as far as I can see! :-)
> Obviously it has not diffused yet to the responsible gentoo package 
> maintainer...

The latest tarball release of the driver was probably broken when 1.7 
came out. We generally only add released stuff, so if there's not a 
driver release that works with a server release, it often doesn't make 
it into Gentoo. Since the last release of elographics was in 2008, 
that's likely what happened.


Donnie Berkholz
Developer, Gentoo Linux

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