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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:14 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Installing Xorg: KMS assistance Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

So I am going to install xorg to set up my desktop environment and had a few questions about configuring the kernel for KMS. I want to make sure I understand the xorg installation guide on the gentoo wiki before I make any changes that bricks my computer. From my understanding of guide, I need to disable all drivers in the frame buffer devices submenu in menuconfig (apart from the EFI framebuffer). Does this include things like VGA 16-bit colour support, cirrus logic support, and VESA VGA graphics? After rebuilding the kernel and installing Xorg, is there a way to check if KMS is working? Sorry for such novice questions, just wanted to make sure I don't mess things up spectacularly.

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:50 am Post subject:
So I tried implementing the kernel mode setting by myself following the instructions as best I could (with an Intel graphics card). After rebuilding and rebooting my system now hangs at loading initial ramdisk. I followed the instructions for installing xorg, configuring my kernel for Intel and reconfiguring the kernel to a T. Any ideas what happened or how I can fix this?

EDIT: Managed to bring back the old kernel config, though I still notice I slight hang when ramdisk is loading. Is this normal?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're overthinking it. Start by putting the correct VIDEO_CARDS in your make.conf, along with a global X use flag, and emerging the window manager or desktop environment of your choice. The dependencies will get pulled in automatically. If you don't want to set the appropriate image use flags (gif, jpeg, png, etc.) then select a desktop profile.

As far as kernel goes, worry about hardware support. Or, if you're not particularly into manual fiddling, use genkernel.

You cannot brick your computer by installing Xorg, even if you screw it up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
You're overthinking it. Start by putting the correct VIDEO_CARDS in your make.conf, along with a global X use flag, and emerging the window manager or desktop environment of your choice. The dependencies will get pulled in automatically. If you don't want to set the appropriate image use flags (gif, jpeg, png, etc.) then select a desktop profile.

As far as kernel goes, worry about hardware support. Or, if you're not particularly into manual fiddling, use genkernel.

You cannot brick your computer by installing Xorg, even if you screw it up.


You were absolutely right about me overthinking it, thanks for breaking it down for me. I have successfully installed my WM and is running like a dream. Thanks for the assistance
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