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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: My Little Gentoo: Compilation is Magic Reply with quote

Alternate titles:

- Gentoo is love, Gentoo is life. I have made Gentoo my wife.

- I have become a Man, I have installed Gentoo.


Hello, I have just installed Gentoo, and I don't mean I got a base system working, I got X, a DE, internet and all the good stuff working. In fact, I am typing from it right now.

After compiling Chromium for a long time, I pressed the "Menu" button and clicked on it. 1~ nanosecond later, Chromium was open. Gentoo is love, Gentoo is life. I used to have to wait 20+ seconds for it to open on Window$. But that does not matter, today, my fellow Gentoo-ers, I have become one of you, I have become a true Man. The Gentoo kernel is gracing my laptop's processor after it's fourth compile, I can tell my processor is enjoying it.

Having programs launch so quickly is 100% worth all the Linux tinkering I did to get this working. Who knew X couldn't launch Cinnamon if DBus was not running? I certainly do now. :P

Even though almost every time I try to install a kinda-large piece of software, Portage complains, then I have to go to the wiki to decipher it's sayings, I suppose I'll get used to decipher what Portage wants without the wiki by time, but for now, having an old laptop with an i5 processor and no SSD launch Chromium so fast is definitely worth it. I'll have to see how games will fare on this system. :D

Also.. Who knew the Linux kernel contained so much good stuff? :D


> I was only 9 years old.
> I loved Gentoo so much, I had all the merchandise and movies.
> I pray to Gentoo every night before bed, thanking him for the ebuilds I've been given.
> "Gentoo is love" I say, "Gentoo is life."
> My dad hears me and calls me a nerd.
> I called him a computer illiterate M$ fag
> He slaps me and sends me to go to sleep.
> I'm crying now and my face hurts.
> A warmth is moving towards me.
> I hear the fan noises of compilation
> It's Gentoo.
> I'm so happy.
> He whispers in my ear, "this is my tty"
> He mv-s me with his powerful root capabilities and puts me on my chair.
> I'm ready.
> emerge chromium
> I can feel my processor heat and my fans speed up. My eyes water.
> I kiss the screen.
> Gentoo roars a mighty roar as it installed the compiled software.
> My dad walks in.
> Gentoo looks him straight in the eye and says, "It's all compiled now"
> Gentoo leaves through my window.
> Gentoo is love, Gentoo is life.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be worth for Gentoo to have another psychanalist convince to use Gentoo.
You should try convince one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another 4chan recruit by the looks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swathe wrote:
Another 4chan recruit by the looks


Actually, I do not visit 4chan that much. But I have a self-diagnosed case of meme disorder. And honestly, Gentoo simply needs more greentexts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheGentooMeme wrote:
And honestly, Gentoo simply needs more greentexts.

Lol; try a code tag ;)

And welcome to Gentoo; well done for getting through the install. :-)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. I suspect it's one of our regular contributors just having some fun with us, although I haven't been able to catch them at it. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steveL wrote:
TheGentooMeme wrote:
And honestly, Gentoo simply needs more greentexts.

Lol; try a code tag ;)

And welcome to Gentoo; well done for getting through the install. :-)



I don't actually get why the Gentoo install is supposed to be so hard, looking back at it, the only slightly challenging thing was choosing all the right stuff in the kernel. And maybe grub refusing to install, but that was solved with a
Code:
GRUB_PLATFORMS="efi-64"
in the make.conf. Gotta thank the people on the IRC for that.

@John R. Graham

I wish I could contribute, but most of the code I write sucks on so many degrees, you won't believe it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheGentooMeme wrote:
I don't actually get why the Gentoo install is supposed to be so hard, looking back at it, the only slightly challenging thing was choosing all the right stuff in the kernel. And maybe grub refusing to install, but that was solved with GRUB_PLATFORMS="efi-64" in the make.conf. Gotta thank the people on the IRC for that.

Well, it's a lot easier nowadays, but it's pretty common to have some issues along the way, that don't come up when you're not on real hardware.

You sound like the sort of person who isn't afraid of doing their own research, which is exactly what you need for Gentoo.
Still, it's a milestone, right? Or you wouldn't have posted? In any event, I'd rather say "well done for getting there", than not. :-)
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I wish I could contribute, but most of the code I write sucks on so many degrees, you won't believe it.

Since you've found freenode, I recommend you /autojoin #bash -- it will teach you an awful lot about modern UNIX, as well as many helpful tools and techniques for system administration (most of the well-known regulars there are sysadmins.)

BASH is also the implementation language for all ebuilds, so it'll be useful for that later, too. (Beware other sources on the internet: they're typically full of rubbish.)

Oh, you might like this tips page; see page 2 for the "basics".
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: My Little Gentoo: Compilation is Magic Reply with quote

TheGentooMeme wrote:
- Gentoo is love, Gentoo is life. I have made Gentoo my wife.
- I have become a Man, I have installed Gentoo.


I wanna be a Man! Any suggestions what to do with my current wife? (This is the only thing right now that holds me back from installing Gentoo.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: My Little Gentoo: Compilation is Magic Reply with quote

Buffoon wrote:
Any suggestions what to do with my current wife?

Give thanks to God above that she hasn't left you, yet. ;p
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure why people think Gentoo is 1337....

Gentoo is easy. You don't want a cron or log daemon on your laptop? Don't install one. Try that somewhere else and then say what dirstro is "hard".
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