need help w/ Gentoo linux 2004.3
Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:30 PM
I have downloaded gentoo 2004.3 a couple of days ago, and installed it 3 times after eachother because it didn't workt like I wanted :x. Now it's the fourth time, I used the handbook of gentoo 2004.3 from http://www.gentoo.org, the installation worked till I had to merge KDE, that worked but then I wanted to start kde, and there I was stuck. I used the genkernel settings, because I'm new with linux and it looked the easiest but not the fastest way for me. can anyone help me out from here??
Don't mind my English, I'm from Dutch
Posted 03 February 2005 - 07:51 PM
Of course there's always Slackware which in my opinion, is far less complicated, but provides most of the advantages of a Gentoo installation.
Posted 03 February 2005 - 08:25 PM
Check out "exec startkde". Just make sure that you are logged on as yourself (and not root) when you create the .xinitrc file.
Once you have it started, and you are ready to commit it to all users, check out the later steps in that doc. This is the important one:
# nano -w /etc/rc.conf
(Edit the following two variables)
Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:33 AM
Posted 04 February 2005 - 02:15 AM
* Some local file systems could not mount [!!]
and when the boot sequence is done I get
* Bringing eth0 up via DHCP... [!!]
*ERROR: Problem starting needed services.
* "netmount" was not started.
and those are the warnings he gave
Posted 04 February 2005 - 07:04 AM
For the internet problem what type of network card are you using, and which specific kernel version are you using? One important file for you network config is /etc/conf.d/net. Could you post the contents of that file also? Once I can look at those I should have some more ideas.
Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:26 PM
/dev/hda1 ext2 default,noatime 1 2
/dev/hda2 swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 ext3 noauto,noatime 0 1
this is what I know how I set it because I can't get in anymore because my partitions are formatted again... ;(
and i had kernel 2.4 installed
Should I install kernel 2.6??
I will try that this time
Posted 04 February 2005 - 02:43 PM
My /etc/fstab is now:
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,user 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
i've got 1 dvd writer and 1 dvd reader, and a floppy drive
in /etc/conf.d/net I set up:
are those the correct settings???
[Edited by DyingMuppet on 2005-02-04 07:23:36]
Posted 07 February 2005 - 10:28 PM
While I love gentoo, i for some reason have never liked their kernels. You might look sometime into kernel.org and do your own kernel. You can emerge something called developmentsources which will allow portage to know you have your own kernel and it will make a copy of the kernel source to work from.