Today there was xorg-server-1.5.3 in the portage of gentoo as stable. But there are some hints on it. Now hal and evdev are recommended. If you haven’t used it till now, you have to. If you have emerged hal and evdev ( emerge hal evdev -uND ) you have to copy the policys for hal to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ . The default policys can be found in /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy. Then ’emerge xorg-server -uND’ and do the things mentioned in the emerge message. If everything is emerged you can go on with renaming of /etc/X11/xorg.conf to xorg.conf.old . Then you can stop x and generate a default xorg.conf with Xorg -configure and copy the generated file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf . Then xorg should start probably. Now you can configure everything you wan’t, perhaps you should read on wiki.x.org about what is new and howto deal with this version. Further details can be found at gentoo.org and if there is a problem we might help you.