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Old 09-05-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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[Arch Linux] Problems patching older xorg-server

I need to patch xorg-server 1.17 to use it with fglrx/Catalyst, but I can't install it afterwards because xf86-input-evdev is conflicting with it.

My intention is to apply this patch: This patch fixes the mouse wheel problem on GoldSrc games such as Counter Strike, Half-Life, etc.

So I grabbed the source of the same xorg-server, edited a PKGBUILD to myself [1], and created the package. However, it will not install because of xf86-input-evdev will conflict with it. That is, the xf-input-evdev from ViOLO's repo.

The error:
root@amarildo xorg-master-1.17]# pacman -U xorg-server-1.17.4-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
loading packages...
warning: xorg-server-1.17.4-2 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: xf86-input-evdev and xorg-server are in conflict (xorg-server<1.18.0)
[root@amarildo xorg-master-1.17]# pacman -Qs xf86-input-evdev
local/xf86-input-evdev 2.10.0-1 (xorg-drivers xorg) evdev input driver

Does anyone have any idea of why it's not working? I've edited the "provides=" line and gave it the same numbers as "pacman -Qi xorg-server" shows for the xorg-server package already installed from the repo, but my package is still not working.
Old 09-07-2016, 03:56 AM   #2
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Use xf86-input-synaptics instead or eudev?


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