r6798 - in trunk: BOOK/introduction/welcome BOOK/x/installing auxfiles/xorg

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu May 31 05:20:49 PDT 2007

dnicholson at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> Author: dnicholson
> Date: 2007-05-31 01:26:14 -0600 (Thu, 31 May 2007)
> New Revision: 6798
> @@ -90,7 +90,8 @@
>      for an x86 PC as the Sun drivers will expect to see SPARC symbols
>      exported from the kernel.  Failure to follow this warning will result
>      in a display lockup, which requires a hard reboot, when configuring
> -    <application>Xorg</application> for the first time.</para></warning>
> +    <application>Xorg</application> for the first time. For this reason,
> +    these drivers have been commented out in the wget file.</para></warning>

Why would this still be a warning? If the drivers have been commented
out (they have), what is there to warn about. Please, Dan, consider
what is *in* the book, not what *used* to be in the book.

It's my feeling that we don't place warnings in the book for things
that are not there any longer in the theory that folks won't change
their scripts unless they see a big warning box.

Though it could be thought that someone needs to *uncomment* the
drivers from the wget list if they are building on Sparc, I'd bet
that the BLFS instructions wouldn't work for Sparc anyway, so I
think the warning could be changed to a note or just a simple

Bottom line is that I feel (and just my opinion) a warning should be 
placed to remind a user to *do* something or the build will fail,
but in this case, simply following the book without any special
attention to anything else creates a successful build.

YMMV. I'd like to see other input on this subject.


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