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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Installing Gentoo & Special FX Reply with quote

1. I have Gentoo Linux Minimal amd 64 bit ios - Is this the correct and updated gentoo linux 2013?
2. If you said yes on #1, How do I install it to my PC because its saying livecd #: [BLANK NOTHING HERE] , I couldn't exit or reboot/restart my PC when I was starting Gentoo Linux
3. Is 3D Desktop the same as Compiz?
4. Is Compiz Fusion safe to use or is there a lot of complaints, bugs, reports and troubleshoot issues?


5. I want to download 3D Desktop and I have it downloaded from sourceforge and not sure how to activate it or install it to gentoo or windows microsoft. How do you install it?

Example of 3D Desktop / Compiz - I would like to do this on my PC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPVEAwvZHck
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no Gentoo on install disk. Gentoo is DIY Linux, there are tools to start building your Gentoo on that disk. Once installed your Gentoo will be optimized for your hardware and customized to meet your needs. You may want to start here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml?part=1
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't even understand how to download/install it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KaleiJones wrote:
I don't even understand how to download/install it.

Can't help you here, installing Gentoo begins with your effort, we are here to help when something goes wrong. Just start reading the Handbook (the link I posted).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Installing Gentoo & Special FX Reply with quote

KaleiJones wrote:
1. I have Gentoo Linux Minimal amd 64 bit ios - Is this the correct and updated gentoo linux 2013?
This depends upon which you downloaded.
However, people tend to use SystemRescueCD instead.
Please have a look at this Blog about installing Gentoo from SysRescCD.
KaleiJones wrote:
2. If you said yes on #1, How do I install it to my PC because its saying livecd #: [BLANK NOTHING HERE] , I couldn't exit or reboot/restart my PC when I was starting Gentoo Linux
Have you ever worked with linux? Both reboot and shutdown -r now should work as expected.
This is just the bash prompt, above which you should see some information.
However, please follow Jaglovers link to the handbook.
Everything Gentoo related starts there. With chapter one.
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3. Is 3D Desktop the same as Compiz?
Not necessarily. A lot window managers can do 3D these days. You don't need to use compiz at all.
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4. Is Compiz Fusion safe to use or is there a lot of complaints, bugs, reports and troubleshoot issues?
Compiz is reported to be in a very bad state. However, with tools like x11-misc/compton you can get "3D" to almost any window manager, even if it does not support it natively.
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5. I want to download 3D Desktop and I have it downloaded from sourceforge and not sure how to activate it or install it to gentoo or windows microsoft. How do you install it?
Please read and work through the Gentoo handbook.

If you do not do this and think you can skip it because of the forums, you'll gonna have a bad bad time! People here tend to assume you at least read the quick installation guide.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi KaleiJones, and welcome to gentoo :D

Message me if you need some details on getting started. I know it can be a difficult task to install Gentoo, but I'll be more than glad to help you get through the process.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bro just follow the gentoo HowTo, install Linux and GNU tools then just choose KDE as your destop.

Look through the use flags:

http://www.gentoo.org/dyn/use-index.xml?style=printable

pick what you want to install and what you want NOT installed leave others out that you answer maybe too and run

Code:
emerge -av kde-meta


3D Desktop is included as standard with the KDE desktop. If you use ATI or Nvidia follow the guides on installing the drivers to enable DRI
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