On 04/18/2013 07:56 AM, opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
> I have a question about repositories. The link I used was:
> software.opensuse.org/package/xf86-input-evdev. Under openSUSE 12.3 I
> selected “X11: XOrg” 2.8.0.
> 1) I was asked to change the repository. I didn’t see anyway around it,
> so I did. Was this the best option to just get 1 driver?
> 2) I kept the repository. It seems like when you don’t keep the
> repositories, the YaST display can look kind of strange. So I like to
> permanently keep repositories for anything I install. Do you keep these
i keep them, but i use YaST Software Repositories module to make sure
they are NOT marked as “Enabled” or “Automatically Refresh”…i do
that to remove the possibility of introducing conflicting software
accidentally by leaving only the ‘core’ five repos enabled…
review the paragraph beginning with “IMPORTANT!” in
http://tinyurl.com/33qc9vu for the ‘why’ of what i do…
then i enable any repo on and as needed basis…
> 3) After step 1 above, the list of packages to install included other
> things (maybe 20 or so) that had nothing to do with X11 or evdev, like
> kopete, konversation. I never installed those packages. Why did YaST
> yank them in?
i’d guess they were to resolve dependencies in something you did
install…maybe Google Talk?
> I unchecked them, and even went a step further and marked
> some of them Taboo so hopefully they won’t get pulled in again.
that is what i do (mark as taboo)…
> It’s a good feeling when problems have a solution.
hope the solution holds for you…it may not when kernel or VM is
changed… might affect what happens when software running in a VM
is required to interact with real hardware like a mouse attached to
a real machine…
which is why i earlier asked if there was a VM not mentioned in your
problem statements–in the future i’d suggest you post to the VM
forum http://tinyurl.com/8xrn2nt unless you are certain it is not
part of the problem or symptom…
and, when one embeds new questions totally unrelated to the subject
line in an existing thread there is a risk of not getting the best
answer to a how-to-do-the-repos question hidden in a thread about