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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:54 am    Post subject: How to install Gnome on Gentoo Video Reply with quote

I made a video on how to install Gentoo a while back, and I just recently made a new video on how to install gnome in Gentoo on virtualbox. I thought this might be helpful to a lot of people so I wanted to post it here. Hope it helps.
http://dadistro.com/2011/05/how-to-install-gnome-in-gentoo-on-virtualbox/
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anteup great video you dont happen to have a link so I can download it, I have been having problems getting gnome on plus it would be good to have it as a ref.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much
I'm sorry, I don't have it available to download at this time.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats ok I have figured it out there is something I need to ask

You were using a virtualbox for both your installation of both Gentoo and Gnome, when you installed gnome in some of the config files you had to add lines for vitualbox, do I need to add something if I am using Gentoo/Gnome as my main OS?
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you would need to make some changes to your make.conf file, this will be based on your system, so
you might have
Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"  #if your video card is nvidia or whatever it is goes here
INPUT="keyboard, mouse, evdev"


and you would also need to emerge your video card drivers
ex:
Code:
emerge nvidia-drivers


I believe this might be the only differences.

also if you are having any specific problems relating to your system the people on the #gentoo irc are the most helpful, and best resource you can find. And are really good at troubleshooting. I'm not really able to tell you exactly what to do because the differences will be based on your system. That's the main reason why I had to make that video using virtualbox, it is the only guaranteed method to allow everyone to install it using general settings.
Wish I could help more.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My card is a radeon 9550 not sure if I am to use fglrx for it I read somewhere to put either Radeon or ATI can't rememeber as for the input devices I had put keyboard mouse and I am sure I put evdev aswell.

Its ok I used the video as a reference and it is going ok at the moment, I just wasnt sure what to edit when you where adding the virtualbox lines. gentoo, and xorg went on without a hitch, I am fairly sure my USE variables are ok and I am on compiling gnome now.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this article, might help http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Graphics_drivers
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Documentation, Tips & Tricks as it fits better here.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Anteup"] Yes you would need to make some changes to your make.conf file, this will be based on your system, so
you might have
Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"  #if your video card is nvidia or whatever it is goes here
INPUT="keyboard, mouse, evdev"


Hi Anteup,

if you use an event-dev based system, you don't need keyboard and mouse entries here, cause this could have negative side effects, like three Mouse Pointers, or three letters per pressed key and so on... :wink:


So you only need
Code:
INPUT="evdev"


for this kind of devices.

Regards, Andy.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Randy Andy, I did not know about that, thank you for sharing
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