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Re: First impressions of a system update with yum



On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 10:25 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Richard Hughes wrote :
> 
> > On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 10:52 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > I just need to get S3 working again, as I wanted to start fresh and
> > > removed all the kernel boot options I had in case they weren't useful
> > > anymore...
> > 
> > If you are talking about s3 (suspend), see
> > http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/quirk/
> 
> That page was incredibly helpful. I actually understood what all those
> different "quirks" did! :-)

Good :-)

I'll continue to add content as required. Soon multimedia keyboard will
be quirks in hal-info and the same site will be used to make keyboards
just work in the future.

> For my Dell "Latitude X1", which is not yet in the F7 HAL files, I had
> to enable the --quirk-vbe-post quirk, as otherwise the screen never
> turned on.

Cool.

> With F7, I switched to the "intel" modesetting driver (also removed
> 855resolution), added the "power_management.quirk.vbe_post" key to true
> in a string="Latitude X1" section of the Dell HAL file, and it all just
> works now! Awesome! :-)

Cool.

> I had a last question, though : The Dell models seem to be identified
> with system.hardware.product contains="Foo". This seems like a pretty
> bad idea, since it would be contains="X1" in this case, and will/would
> match a future Dell "Latitude X10" laptop... It would seem wiser to use
> string="Latitude X1", even though it would be partly redundant with the
> earlier prefix="Latitude". Or maybe there is a suffix="Bar"?

There is such a thing:

<!ELEMENT match (match|merge|prepend|append|addset|remove|spawn)* >
<!ATTLIST match 
    key              CDATA #REQUIRED
    string           CDATA #IMPLIED
    int              CDATA #IMPLIED
    bool             (false|true) #IMPLIED
    exists           (false|true) #IMPLIED
    empty            (false|true) #IMPLIED
    is_ascii         (false|true) #IMPLIED
    is_absolute_path (false|true) #IMPLIED
    contains         CDATA #IMPLIED
    contains_ncase   CDATA #IMPLIED
    contains_not     CDATA #IMPLIED
    prefix           CDATA #IMPLIED
    prefix_ncase     CDATA #IMPLIED
    suffix           CDATA #IMPLIED
    suffix_ncase     CDATA #IMPLIED
    compare_lt       CDATA #IMPLIED
    compare_le       CDATA #IMPLIED
    compare_gt       CDATA #IMPLIED
    compare_ge       CDATA #IMPLIED
    compare_ne       CDATA #IMPLIED
    sibling_contains CDATA #IMPLIED
>

You can either use suffix or just use string for the whole text.

I would be very appreciative if you could generate a patch and sent it
to the mailing list. I'm glad things are now working.

Richard.



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