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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: I think I'm finally "there" Reply with quote

I've tried gentoo several times, with mixed results. For a while, after ext4 came out as a standard, when I compiled the kernel, I would forget to configure ext4 or leave it as a module rather than compiling it into the kernel. The result, of course, was that the kernel wouldn't boot. Well, the past two or three times have been much more positive, and this last time, I think, was a keeper. Everything is working the way I want it to. I've switched from gnome to kde, I don't like the gnome shell, and it's running perfectly on gentoo.

I've even, just out of interest, decided to install gentoo with kde on my Acer One netbook. I'm into my third day of compiling ;-)

Anyway, thanks to all the gentoo developers. I love this distros!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, glad to have you on board.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a3li,

Welcome.

I have Gentoo on my Acer One, but with Gnome.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be welcoming ewl, Neddy. ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
a3li,

Welcome.

I have Gentoo on my Acer One, but with Gnome.


I just finished installing it on my Acer One. Everything's running great. I used to like Gnome, but with gnome-shell it seemed like everything slowed to a crawl. I'm used to kde now. I just have to decide whether I want the netbook interface, which is a little quirky, or the standard interface.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ewl Welcome :)

I used the gnome shell for a few months, but didn't like it overall, so went back to using xfce4.

I just miss desktop sounds/notifications which xfce4 doesn't do natively. One of these days I'll have to follow the instructions to get it working.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to hear that :) But you will get on the true path to enlightenment when you switch from KDE to a tiling WM :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gorkypl wrote:
Nice to hear that :) But you will get on the true path to enlightenment when you switch from KDE to a tiling WM :)


I've been there. I was really into ratpoison for a while. Then I got into dwm and the whole suckless ensemble, I was even using st for a terminal for a while. I go through phases. But I eventually get lazy and want a desktop environment to do the heavy work for me. But during my distro and wm hopping, I always had gentoo envy. Now I can start my climb to gentoo guru status. I've got a ways to go...
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