Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Going to try Gentoo
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Other Things Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
windtalker
n00b
n00b


Joined: 12 Sep 2007
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: Going to try Gentoo Reply with quote

Currently I'm dual booting Arch and PCLinuxOS.
I like most things about Arch, especially the speed.
I use PCLinux as a backup and Admin their advanced users forum so I kinda need it around.
I'm going to resize my partition table when I get the time and give Gentoo around 20 gigs or so.
I have 120 gigs to play with.
I'll have a / and /home partition for Gentoo.

I have the 120 gig sata hd
Nvidia Geforce 7300 vid card
intel pent 4 processor
dhcp w/ linksys router [user name and password unnecessary]
wired generic mouse
wireless generic keyboard
Acer wide screen monitor


I plan on doing the install via shell [ I already know the live-cd probs as I also gave it a spin about a week after it was first released]

If someone would be so kind as to give me the name of the nvidia driver they use for the vid card as well as what the Gentoo entry in the grub/menu.lst looks like it would be very much appreciated.
Any other info anyone feels I may find useful would also be much appreciated.

One other thing,,,,
I use KDE, Swiftfox, pidgin and Frostwire.
Has anyone noticed any problems with any of these packages?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bunder
Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva


Joined: 10 Apr 2004
Posts: 5213

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
If someone would be so kind as to give me the name of the nvidia driver they use for the vid card


the nvidia drivers are called "nvidia-drivers", which you can emerge off the command line after you get installed. (unless you want to use the oss ones, those are "xf86-video-nv")

cheers
_________________
goodbye fgo. it was nice knowing you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
schachti
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 28 Jul 2003
Posts: 3765
Location: Gifhorn, Germany

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Going to try Gentoo Reply with quote

windtalker wrote:

If someone would be so kind as to give me the name of the nvidia driver they use for the vid card


The closed-source binary driver from NVIDIA is x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers, the open source driver is x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv. It is explained here:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml

windtalker wrote:

as well as what the Gentoo entry in the grub/menu.lst looks like it would be very much appreciated.


Have a look at the gentoo handbook: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=10#doc_chap2

windtalker wrote:

I use KDE, Swiftfox, pidgin and Frostwire.
Has anyone noticed any problems with any of these packages?


Swiftfox is not officially included, but you can of course install it by downloading it from the swiftfox website. There's also some ebuild for it in the forums, search for swiftfox. Concerning KDE: KDE 3.5 is stable, KDE 4 is not yet ready for every day's use. If you however want to test KDE 4, have a look at http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/kde/kde4.xml.
_________________
Never argue with an idiot. He brings you down to his level, then beats you with experience.

How-To: Daten verschlüsselt auf DVD speichern.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windtalker
n00b
n00b


Joined: 12 Sep 2007
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for that guys.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Other Things Gentoo All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum