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Re: First impressions of a system update with yum



I've now completed 2 yum upgrades of x86 32-bit only systems, with no
gotchas.

This can't be right. . .;)

> 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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