[Klug-general] Baffled by Kxbxnxu nxtxoxkxnx Gentoo

George Prowse george.prowse at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 10:01:02 UTC 2010

On 04/02/2010 09:28, james morris wrote:
> On 3/2/2010, "George Prowse"<george.prowse at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 03/02/2010 14:00, Dan Attwood wrote:
>>> don't worry it should be nowhere near as complicated as that. In fact
>>> there are very few people that bother fiddling with the kernel now a days
>> You'd be surprised at how often helper apps fuck up and then it's me
>> laughing at everyone else because i can actually get it running without
>> network-manager :D
>> Gentoo may have a learning curve but it teaches you all you need to know
>> about your system without having to ./configure, make, make install
>> everything
> I started installing Gentoo early yesterday evening. I cheated on the
> kernel and used genkernel to build a hardware-detecting version (with a
> slow boot time).
> Before bed, my system could not boot anything (wrong root=(hdn,n)) and
> the grub screen looked like fuzzy snow (should not have told it to load
> a splash image when I'd not configured grub for gfx).
> This morning I fixed that and tried to load up the handbook in links2 to
> see what's next. No installed browser. Still in console mode only.
> emerge links2 and 53 other random packages which have now installed
> themselves and I've no clue what - other than things like alsa (useful
> I admit) and a sprinkling of X libs. Pity I forgot that links2 has an X
> mode. Should have stuck with lynx.
> The Gentoo handbook is now hanging half out the window and getting wet in
> the rain.
> Fun!
> james

Packages will be installed depending on your USE flags (and obviously 
the packages they depend on).

Until you install a GUI you won't have one. That means installing X.

Just a tip, installing something small like openbox and fluxbox is the 
best way to go, just remember to add whatever wm you choose to .xinitrc 
so it starts it when you startx.

Once you have xorg and your small window manager you can install your 
KDE or GNOME or whatever, i just find it useful to have a working system 
while that installs.

Here are some essential links for you:

All of those are at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/list.xml?desc=1

More information about the Kent mailing list