On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 03:21:55PM -0700, Penguin Lover Gmail squawked:
> My laptop runs KDE4 fine without x11-base/xorg-x11 installed. Should we
> install x11-base/xorg-x11 if desktop environments such as KDE4, GNOME,
> or XFCE4 are used?
Depends. For the most part if you just run emerge a DE or a WM, or an
X-based application, the dependencies will pull in any bits of X that
you will need to have it run.
xorg-x11 is just a meta ebuild that lists a large part of what may be
used for running X. Not everything in it are used by every program.
I installed xorg-x11 personally because I had some home-made add-ons
to fvwm that depends on various X utilities that are generally not a
dependency of anything else. It is slighly more convenient to have
xorg-x11 in my world file instead of the dozen or so small utilities.
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