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West201
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: How can copy livecd drivers to system ? Reply with quote

I'm going to install Gentoo, but I remember there were always problems with drivers, (e.g everytime I logged out my desktop would completely crash). On the livecd the drivers work perfectly, and i'm able to log out perfectly w/o any issues.


Is it possible to copy livecd drivers to system before installing xOrg ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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but I remember there were always problems with drivers,

for the last ten years the only "problems" with drivers i can remember are little configuration adjustments, separate ebuilds or poorly programmed binary/closed-source drivers :wink:

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Is it possible to copy livecd drivers to system before installing xOrg ?

you might be able to copy the kernel modules and some xorg-drivers as files, but this will require you to use the exact same versions of everything the live-cd uses on your installed system.
the best thing probably is to start the live-cd, then list all the kernel-drivers that are in use with
Code:
lspci -vk

(for later kernel-configuration)
and find out what xorg's doing via its logfile(s) /var/log/Xorg.* in case you need anything special that autoconfig cannot detect.)
in some cases it might even be possible to generate an xorg.conf file with Xorg -config or sth. like that (pls check the correct syntax of that before).
you can save all the stuff in a textfile and use it when configuring your installed system.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Build a kernel in the chroot using `make localyesconfig` while running from the livecd.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I will try this when I get home. It just always seems that Gentoo interacts better with my hardware from the livecd lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JESSEJJ89,

The liveCD uses the default genkernel built kernel.
You can do that too.

As others have said, it you want to copy bits of pieces of binaries, you need the same kernel version and the same gcc version for your system that the liveCD was built with.
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