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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
PCC322,

[ 122.594] (II) Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.
So Xorg worked, found nothing to do and quit.

Thats what
Code:
emerge -1 twm xterm clock
aimed to fix.
It installs the things that startx tries to use by default, so it works with no setup.

-1 is the short form of --oneshot, because you only need these applications for testing.
Once you have your preferred GUI working, they can be removed.


twm, xterm, and xclock are each listed in my world file, I guess suggesting I failed to use --oneshot while emerging. If I now remove these packages, will they automatically be removed from the world file or is there more to do for that?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to remove them I suggest the following commands:
Code:
emerge --deselect twm xterm xclock
emerge --ask --depclean
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fturco wrote:
If you want to remove them I suggest the following commands:
Code:
emerge --deselect twm xterm xclock
emerge --ask --depclean


If I were to deselect and unmerge a package then find out something wasn't working, is fixing it as simple as emerging that package again?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCC322 wrote:
fturco wrote:
If you want to remove them I suggest the following commands:
Code:
emerge --deselect twm xterm xclock
emerge --ask --depclean


If I were to deselect and unmerge a package then find out something wasn't working, is fixing it as simple as emerging that package again?

Generally yes, as long as you don't remove something essential such as sys-apps/portage or sys-libs/glibc.
x11-wm/twm, x11-terms/xterm and x11-apps/xclock are definitively not essential.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCC322,

Did Xorg show you the three green xterms and an analogue clock?
Yes. - Your problem is no longer Xorg because the default worked.

No. You may still have a problem with Xorg.

There is no harm in keeping twm, xterm and xclock around. Reinstalling for most packages is indeed a case of emerging them again.
There are a few packages which depend on themselves, or an older version of themselves. If you remove one of these, its not quite that simple.
You will learn a lot about gentoo during the recovery process, so its a wonderful educational experience. Almost anything you do to Gentoo can be recovered.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd probably get rid of twm and xclock, and keep xterm.
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