Talk:Xorg/Guide

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xsm missing?

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Hi, I followed the guide after a fresh distro install. I followed the directions on this page AND the page for setting up XDM (https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Display_manager)

Although after I enabled and started the xdm service, X did start, I could not log in. Looking in ~/.xsession-errors, the following line:

/usr/lib64/X11/xdm/Xsession: line 71: exec: xsm: not found

Emerging x11-apps/xsm fixed the problem.

Might I suggest adding this step to the page?

Thanks Progman3K

Not a good idea. For users running X without xdm it would only be confusing. Why not add it to the xdm relates article?--Charles17 (talk) 18:49, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Radeon graphics updates

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This article needs updates specifying the differences in configuration for older and new radeon graphics cards. It would be great if someone with more knowledge than I have could update it... --Maffblaster (talk) 18:16, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Ah, found in the Radeon article. Closing. --Maffblaster (talk) 22:58, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

picking up kernel changes

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This article describes making changes to the kernel configuration, but fails to remind the user that the kernel must be recompiled and the machine rebooted before these changes take effect. I'm not sure exactly where is the best place to add those steps—does the reboot need to happen before installing x11-base/xorg-drivers? Or can it wait until everything is installed but before running startx? Median (talk) 08:04, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

I have added a link to Kernel/Rebuild. --Charles17 (talk) 17:33, 26 September 2015 (UTC)