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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:41 am    Post subject: Kudos to the Modular X Team! Reply with quote

I know that a number of people are having problems, but I would like to take a moment to thank the entire Modular X Team. At least for me, things went very smoothly. And, on top of migrating to 7.0, I was finally able to get hardware accelerated rendering working!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of graphics card are you using?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged above two threads.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justwantstohelp wrote:
What kind of graphics card are you using?


Intel 915 GM on a HP Compaq tc4200 tablet. I just added i810 and i915 to VIDEO_CARDS, let emerge xorg-x11 do it's thing, enabled DRI and GLX in xorg.conf, setup the card to use the i810 driver in xorg.conf, and, voila, glxgears runs and at a decent framerate too.

I was also able to get XComposite working by enabling it in the Extensions section. Now Kompose works like a charm!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the last year I have come from linux newbie to, well, linux newbie who knows the cli very well.

This week I have smoothly installed 7 brand new Gentoo production servers at work and comissioned a new main home machine, dual processor goodness. None of this would be possible without the Gentoo developer herds, or resorting to an inferior distro.

In addition to general thanks to the developers and manual writers I'd like to give special thanks to Paul Marks for maintaining the slimserver overlay ebuild so I have something to listen to while I work and the vmware team for the now RTM'ed vmware-server overlay ebuild so I can impress my bosses with great ROI.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:58 am    Post subject: Well done folks .. Reply with quote

I'm sick of seeing "Gentoo sucks", "what happened to gentoo" ... type threads, so here's here's my thoughts.

Hadn't sync'd in months - so I get the modular X upgrade, new Gnome, new ATI-drivers plus minor updates to damn near everything else.
All went swimmingly- just a few minor blocks to sort out. Only thing I had to skip was vlc because I was missing the unicode use flag. And I don't even use it; was put in to test.

All up, bloody good effort by the assorted devs (and testers of course).
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. Things work well when you do the research and keep on top of it all.

I just wonder why certain things were changed around on us old school gentoo users who are used to performing a task one way and don't see any obvious need to depricate something that is working just fine as it stands.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo will _never_ meet the needs of everyone...or heck, even most everyone.

I also encountered no issues with the Xorg7 upgrade, and I even went so far as to test a new install using the 2006.0 LiveCD GUI Installer with the GRP/Dynamic options enabled, and only then upgrade the new X packages just to see what a new user might encounter if they went that route. No issues here.

However, I also accept that users do have problems which are significant and troublesome. Gentoo is in many ways like a mechanics lab, in that not everything that gets assembled will work due to the variety of parts and options being used. The best advice is generally to file bugs and ask questions on the available channels. This will sort out most issues. But there will be occasionally be circumstances that could drag on past where they should, and in those instances I can definitely understand that other distribution options might come into play. Yet at no time have I ever felt that Gentoo's stated philosophy was being placed in jeopardy. I believe in full that it lives up to that every day...albeit sometimes with sputters, coughs, and lurches into the deeper water.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something I think alot of people don't see is that whenever you give the user control over their system, things WILL break. A good example is the CFLAGS. You can break your system with them, or you can speed it up.

Some people who use comps don't understand the base fact that the more control you have, the bigger the chance for problems. While the "I hate Gentoo" thread are annoying, they do serve a purpose: To give us an idea on what might need to be done to make the users life easier. Sometimes that is completly out of the question (using a package system like RPMs, for instance), or others it could be something like incorporating revdep-rebuild into emerge, and whatnot.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged from here.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am one extremely happy Gentoo USEr. 8)

Project maintainers/devs: Thank you very much.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Just say thanks Reply with quote

Hello Gentooser.

I just have to say "Thanks goes out to all the peoples that force thios stuff forward every day."

Since one week i got a static smile in my face. One complex thing is so greatful and easy to work with and get the overview. The Developers and the User they posted here making a good work. my probs since yet i solved all with this forum.

Thanks Thanks Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Just say thanks Reply with quote

This is great. Me, too.

Thanks to everyone, since this is free of charge and everything works.
Also I found tremulous-bin, which is the best game ever. I didn*t thoght to find a free fps game for linux.

Thanks to everyone.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Developers, thank you!

Gentoo fills the gap between userfriendliness (eg. Ubuntu) and customizablity (eg. LFS), without compromising customizability! (You will always compromise userfriendliness when adding customizatation options)

It is the best meta-distribution I have ever used, and it is the better for me than any distribution I tried. Have been using it since 2002/2003-ish, never thought about changing.

Thank you! Kudos to the developers and the community.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the hedaches I caused the devs and thanks for making an awesome distro.
Now all I need is a new dual core processor and some new ram to REALLY enjoy it. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: The "I love the Gentoo Dev's" thread Reply with quote

Come on ppl show your appreaciation for the fine work they all do!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woohoo! Go, devs, go!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, devs do a great job :)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

most of the devs do a great job, others seem to do a great job in making gentoo worse
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I had found gentoo sooner. Thank you devs. :D
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gentoo devs are the best! The only problem is that they leave :(
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo is great, I never have to look at the forums for solutions since there just aren't any problems with Gentoo even though I run it on 5 machines. Continue the great work :-)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The devs are doing a great job.Go on devs.
But they should discuss more factually,without personal attacks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vibrokatana wrote:
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We will make you scream. A lot. :twisted:
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