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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:07 am    Post subject: i am very new to using gentoo. using live dvd version Reply with quote

how do i make my gentoo look like this
http://puu.sh/rtAMq/54548ef9b0.jpg
or like this
http://puu.sh/rtAO5/701270d58d.jpg
right now it looks terrible like this
http://puu.sh/rtAPW/be96cd23bf.jpg
please help im very new to gentoo and i want to make it look cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

warpen101,

Welcome to Gentoo.

The Gentoo Live DVD is only intended to allow you to test Gentoo without installing it.
There is no installer provided on the DVD because that's not the way you install Gentoo.

Gentoo is a source based distro, that means you compile everything you need to suit you.
In effect, you make your own distro using the tools that Gentoo provides.

To install Gentoo properly, you need to follow the Gentoo Handbook.
Once you have completed that, you will have a Gentoo with a command line interface.
You can go on from there to install the desktops of your choice, you can install several.
There is no point and click installer for Gentoo.

You can include all the eye candy you want along the way too, or add it later, once everything works.
Its your Gentoo, your way.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
warpen101,

Welcome to Gentoo.

The Gentoo Live DVD is only intended to allow you to test Gentoo without installing it.
There is no installer provided on the DVD because that's not the way you install Gentoo.

Gentoo is a source based distro, that means you compile everything you need to suit you.
In effect, you make your own distro using the tools that Gentoo provides.

To install Gentoo properly, you need to follow the Gentoo Handbook.
Once you have completed that, you will have a Gentoo with a command line interface.
You can go on from there to install the desktops of your choice, you can install several.
There is no point and click installer for Gentoo.

You can include all the eye candy you want along the way too, or add it later, once everything works.
Its your Gentoo, your way.

ok now i see. before i fully install it. do all steam games work on gentoo fine when using wine
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

warpen101,

There is a steam for Linux now. I'm not a gamer and I have not had Windows since 2002, so I don't know how Steam on Windows compares to Steam on Linux.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warpen101 wrote:

ok now i see. before i fully install it. do all steam games work on gentoo fine when using wine

Of course not. Do not expect that all windows games will be running under wine. And this is not the matter of distro, it is the matter of wine. Games that run under wine in XXX distro will have no problems to be run under wine on YYY distro.
What windows games are able to be run under wine you can get on the wine site.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

warpen101 wrote:
ok now i see. before i fully install it. do all steam games work on gentoo fine when using wine

For games that are not available in Steam for Linux you can set up a virtual machine with GPU passthrough if you processor, motherboard, and GPU support that. That's what I'm actually planning to do eventually but I currently don't have time for that because my mid-terms are coming. I think I might even write a guide or something because there's not really that much info about GPU passthrough and many articles are sort of outdated.

P.S. You can also use GPU passthrough for professional software that need GPU acceleration too. AutoCAD/Adobe stuff for example.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frustration,

Its worth noting that you cannot use the same GPU in both places at the same time.
Either the host can control the GPU, or the VM can control the GPU.

You will either need two GPUs or to run the host without a GPU.
That's headless or a serial/network console.
Depending on the particular GPU, you might be able to use a framebuffer on the host while the GPU was donated to the VM.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon,

Yes, you are totally right. I just forgot to mention that I'm going to do it on a laptop and use Intel integrated graphics for host and discrete for VM guest.
The same applies to most modern desktop CPUs as they most of the time have integrated gpus as well.

I like the idea with serial/network console btw. That's very interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frustration,

If you have an Optimus laptop be aware that only the Intel graphics can refresh the display.
The nVidia chip can only write into the shared pixel buffer that is in (the hosts) main memory.

In theory, you could pass the nVidia chip to a VM but as the shared pixel buffer memory would belong to the host, not the VM.
That would be interesting.

With an older laptop that has two complete graphics systems, (uses VGA Swicheroo) you would need to switch video outputs on the host.
That might be a challenge if the host thinks its only got one video card. Switching from host to VM will make the hosts graphic output invisible, so you would need to switch back blind.

Hmm. My 2009 main system has two real graphics cards. An onboard Radeon and a PCIe nVidia.
Something else to play with. The Radeon is off in the BIOS at the moment.
The advantage of two real graphics cards is that you don't loose the host display.

I'm interested to know how it goes.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:36 am    Post subject: Zsh Reply with quote

I think your are using Kde change to xfce and change the shell to zsh to see cool terminal https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/02-agnoster-opt.png like this and install some shell theme
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