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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:24 am    Post subject: emerge (12 out of 123) Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm new to Gentoo; I've just finished the install process and worked the kinks out of my bootup. I'm currently compiling the 12th of 123 packages required by emerge xorg-server, so I thought I'd hang out here for a while.

Eventually, I'm hoping to have a working Xmonad based desktop on which I plan to do all my coding for my classes this semester. You'll probably see more of me in the Desktop Environments section while I work on this during the next few days before classes start.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello mdewitt,

Welcome to Gentoo :) Ever since I've started using this I've never(almost) used another OS. What language are you coding in?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope to have a similarly good experience. So far, so good.

I've been using mostly C, lately. I do java and a bit of python when I need to though. I'm not sure what language my classes will want me using this semester though; none of them are language classes.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I use another OS 'Windows' is for some games. It sucks that I can't even run them using Wine... for everything else there's Gentoo :D and I love it. Everything is well documented and a few key presses away.

I've coded in C/C++ & assembly. I didn't have much use for java, so I forgot it as quickly as I learned it ;) I haven't heard of Xmonad, let me check it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mdewitt,

enjoy your stay and thank you for flying with Gentoo !

Happy coding ! :)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know at many places people consider Gentoo as 'assignments' and 'Projects'.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dE_logics wrote:
You know at many places people consider Gentoo as 'assignments' and 'Projects'.


I was wondering what you meant by that, Gentoo being an assignment? It only seems to be in my best interest to challenge myself as a CS student, and I found back when I first started working with SUSE that I enjoyed the challenge and the community of most linux distributions.

And just a short update on my build, so this post isn't completely irrelevant to everyone else on this thread: I got everything up and running for a short bit before the semester started and then I got too fancy and tried to install a graphic login manager, which ended up failing and locking me out of my system. I know what I need to do next, but I just haven't really had time during my classes. I hope to get back to it as soon as possible though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: emerge (12 out of 123) Reply with quote

mdewitt wrote:
Hello,

I'm new to Gentoo; I've just finished the install process and worked the kinks out of my bootup. I'm currently compiling the 12th of 123 packages required by emerge xorg-server, so I thought I'd hang out here for a while.

Eventually, I'm hoping to have a working Xmonad based desktop on which I plan to do all my coding for my classes this semester. You'll probably see more of me in the Desktop Environments section while I work on this during the next few days before classes start.


Welcome to gentoo and good luck with it! Definitely do try out xmonad, I have found tiling window managers to be great once you get the hang of it. I found xmonad didn't suit my tastes exactly and found a lot more success with wmii. Maybe you'll also want to consider using gnome or xfce as a desktop environment and replacing your window manager with xmonad.

Let us know if you need anything, we're here to help!

EDIT: Just noticed the date of the original post.. whoops!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also new in Gentoo and I like it !
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: emerge (12 out of 123) Reply with quote

mdewitt wrote:
Hello,

I'm new to Gentoo; I've just finished the install process and worked the kinks out of my bootup. I'm currently compiling the 12th of 123 packages required by emerge xorg-server, so I thought I'd hang out here for a while.

Eventually, I'm hoping to have a working Xmonad based desktop on which I plan to do all my coding for my classes this semester. You'll probably see more of me in the Desktop Environments section while I work on this during the next few days before classes start.


You might want to familiarize yourself with the --jobs flag for emerge. It makes software installation faster.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mdewitt, since you are new, can you post this :

Code:

# emerge --info
# cat /proc/cpuinfo
# lspci -n


We will check your config :P
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