[Herts] Gentoo !!!

Oliver Cole stormeagle at ntlworld.com
Sat Nov 8 20:50:14 GMT 2003

Another Olli/Oli...

Damn, December 3rd is gonna get confusing.

Nicolas, I suggest putting a warning about the under 18s rule on the LUG 
page. ALthough it all worked out, people should be aware of the situation 
if they are underage.


On Sat, 8 Nov 2003 16:13:28 +0000, Olli <olli at tachibana.co.uk> wrote:

> On Saturday 08 November 2003 14:22, Nicolas Pike wrote:
>> Hi,
> Hi,
> I've been using and enjoying Gentoo for a while. I'll try to help, but I 
> may
> not be that accurate.
>> Well I decided to have a look at Gentoo and duly downloaded the 2 cd's 
>> for
>> my p3 500. I worked through the install going for stage 3 although I 
>> think
>> I was not doing it GRP, that I could have done.. Well after a fair while
>> everything was done and time for reboot.
>> Reboots and appears to load.. But once the first line or so has been
>> written to the screen it is corrupted badly, so badly that it cannot be
>> read… Comes up with the password prompt, which is ok and I can run some
>> commands, but not see the output to well! So a few questions!!
> Are you using a framebuffer? what graphics card is it? does switching 
> with
> "ctrl + alt + f2" help?
>> 1.	I have installed hotplug do I need to emerge any specific modules to
>> find my graphics card?
> You should only have to emerge additional stuff if you want 3d support 
> from
> some cards.
>> 2.	The network does not appear to be working ?
> edit "/etc/conf.d/net" (its well commented) then start it with
> "/etc/init.d/net.eth0 start" to make it start up in future do "rc-update 
> add
> net.eth0 default"
> Network will also not work if your kernel doesn't have support for your 
> card
> in, if you used genkernel this is unlikely to be the case. If you 
> compiled it
> yourself, double check.
>> 3.	Both the above work fine from the Live CD boot
>> 4.	At what stage? Can I telnet onto the gentoo box ? Can I do it when it
>> has booted from the live CD ? (Just saves switching between PC’s)
> I'm unsure, its been so long since I installed this box. As soon as 
> emerge is
> useable, ie after stage 1 you should be able to "emerge ssh" then
> "/etc/init.d/sshd start" and "rc-update add sshd default"
> If you want to use telnet the packages are "netkit-telnetd" or 
> "telnet-bsd"
> however both are masked, as its not a good choice.
>> 5.	Anything else I should consider ?
> for grp installs put binary images from the cd's in
> "/usr/portage/packages/All" then use "emerge -k packagename" to install a
> binary package.
> Remember to emerge hdparm and enable dma, it may not be on.
> Be carefull with etc-update's auto merge facility.
> Good luck and have fun.
> --
> Olli
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