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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:35 am    Post subject: How in the heck do I install drivers? [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I have been attempting to follow this . But I can not seem to get the driver installed to use a DM. Here is my last Xorg.0.log https://bpaste.net/show/2d550ff58be4

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

setting VIDEO_CARDS in /etc/portage/make.conf should do the job; in your case
Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nouveau"

if the driver is then not installed automatically (eg when updating the whole system), just install it manually (which should pull all the deps)
Code:
emerge -pv x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau

GOOD LUCK!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DawgG wrote:
setting VIDEO_CARDS in /etc/portage/make.conf should do the job; in your case
Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nouveau"

if the driver is then not installed automatically (eg when updating the whole system), just install it manually (which should pull all the deps)
Code:
emerge -pv x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau

GOOD LUCK!


Thank you, but it still does not start. I know this is because I have not done what need to be done. I just don't realize what I am missing.

I would like to get a window manager to work. I want to spend more time in command line but, I don't want that to be my only option.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the laptop I installed gentoo on.

Code:
Dell Precision M4600
15.6 UltraSharp Full HD 1920 x 1080
Core i7 2820QM 2.30 GHz
8 GB Ram
Nvidia Quadro 1000M 2048MB
Intel 802.11 N


Also after the above post i enabled intel graphics did a genkernel mkconfig emerge x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel update still no wm.

Here is the latest Xorg.0.log

https://bpaste.net/show/aa23da3be8f5
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. find out what chipset you have:
Code:
emerge -pv sys-apps/pciutils

then
Code:
lspci

this will show you what hardware you have and allow you to select appropriate drivers; for nvidia you'll probably want nouveau. if the card is very new, nouveau will probably not work (like on my gforce 750ti - then you can use the binary proprietary nvidia-driver from x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers ).
for X you need in-kernel-drivers AND x11-drivers - install them. The log you posted looks like you try to use the wrong drivers.
i have never used genkernel so i don't know how it works; but if you recompiled your kernel including the bzImage you need to reboot with the new one; if just compiled modules modprobe them.

do
Code:
startx
and look for errors.
if it starts install a window-manager of you choice.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok lspci : https://bpaste.net/show/4f6038faf437

OK, the command line resolution is looking normal. But I stillcan not get it going with startx

newest Xorg.0.log : https://bpaste.net/show/0b65ce150139
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHAH!

After fiddling with the genkernel, and and grub2 files I got the thing to boot with a decent resolution in terminal. I followed the Xfce/Howto again and realized I was using a consolekit. and now startx works!!!

now on to getting wifi...etc etc... Thanks for the help.
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