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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Installing a DE was nowhere near as difficult as I expected Reply with quote

I honestly did not think it would be as simple as just emerging gnome. and having my use flags modified. I was expecting to have to manually install Xserver and individual applications! I'm thinking this Gentoo thing is going to be a loooooot easier than what I initially thought - it's just compile times. And I didn't even think about my CPU threading, so I had my Makeopts set lower, so it actually could have been faster. I also could have selected a lighter DE than gnome for shorter compile time.

Just wow. Thank god for portage. I am still getting the hang of things, but now I am starting to see why people stick with Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Gentoo Chat. Not really a support request so it fits better here.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: Installing a DE was nowhere near as difficult as I expec Reply with quote

djentoo wrote:
Thank god for portage. I am still getting the hang of things, but now I am starting to see why people stick with Gentoo.


Agree, actually. :)
(Although I probably wouldn't try a full DE. Compiling Firefox almost kills me every time.)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Installing a DE was nowhere near as difficult as I expec Reply with quote

pun_guin wrote:
Compiling Firefox almost kills me every time.

Try WebKit-GTK on a Pentium M.
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