Desperately need the elographics input driver back.
dberkholz at gentoo.org
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
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.
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