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Spazntwich
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 3:57 am    Post subject: Got gentoo running, but some minor problems and questions Reply with quote

I've got to say I LOVE the way gentoo is set up. I got my system ALMOST successfully running, but I've run into some stumbling blocks I hope you all can help me overcome.

When I first compiled my kernel, I forgot to enable DevFS support (stupid!). Now, upon booting, I imediately recompiled my kernel, copied it over my kernel without DevFS support, but when I rebooted it still told me I hadn't compiled in DevFS support. I know when using lilo, if you don't run lilo after you put in a new kernel, it won't read it. Is there something special I have to do with grub to get it to recognice my new kernel?

I want to use KDE 3 as my primary window manager, but I've come to understand it breaks binary compatibility with KDE 2.x apps. Does this mean I'm going to need to emerge KDE 2 to be able to run older applications too?

One final question. I'm about to just emerge X and kde before I go to bed. To stack commands, I just need to seperate them with a &&, right? i.e. emerge foo && emerge fee && etc.

Any help will be appreciated!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Did you remember to mount /boot before you copied your kernel over again?

2. No; Portage is smart enough to accomodate KDE2-specific apps. It will grab and install the KDE 2 libs automatically if needed.

3. && stops the whole process if one of the commands fails, which is useful in this case. You could have just done "emerge x kde foo fee", too...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

delta407 wrote:
1. Did you remember to mount /boot before you copied your kernel over again?


Oops.

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2. No; Portage is smart enough to accomodate KDE2-specific apps. It will grab and install the KDE 2 libs automatically if needed.


Cool!

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3. && stops the whole process if one of the commands fails, which is useful in this case. You could have just done "emerge x kde foo fee", too...


Once again, cool!

Thanks for putting up with my general newbieness. I PROMISE I've been using linux for a while. The thing is, I've been using Mandrake, and it's held my hand so well I have yet to become familiar with the grittier details of Linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the nice thing about Gentoo is it lets you at the guts of Linux without necessarily giving you the grits. (Hence, the auto-using of KDE2 libs, etc.)

Welcome to Gentoo; have a nice stay. :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't "emerge kde" install X too? I mean X is a dependancy for KDE, so it should be solved by portage.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

citizen428 wrote:
Wouldn't "emerge kde" install X too?


Yes.

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