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Try to modify the HorizSync and VertRefresh settings in the Monitor Section. Find out what your monitor can handle and set it to that. Your HorizSync looks fine, maybe change the "lower" setting on the VertRefresh to 45, 43 or something. Be carefull though, there is a slight chance in damaging the monitor (but to be honest, I've messed with these settings alot..and drastically and never have).
Thanks for the replies everyone, however it's still not working. I checked my moniter's specs and it can in fact handle the 75Hz refresh rate. I tried lowering it anyways, but it didn't help.
Here is the Xorg log:
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(EE) Failed to load module "radeon" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available
This looks like you copied over the make.conf from the live cd. You're meant to write a new one upon installation.
The next steps would probably be to remove the PORTDIR_OVERLAY line from make.conf and make sure your network is set up properly, but you will probably run into other problems. Please do read the excellent Gentoo Handbook; manually installing Gentoo is not self-explanatory at all.
The advantage of a manual installation is that you can tune everything according to your needs. If you don't want this, you can still install Gentoo. Either using the graphical installer on the live cd or one of the Gentoo based distributions like Sabayon or Kororaa.
Actually, I just the command line installer do the work for me. Guess it failed :P.
That may well be. I also had some problems with the installer (but a bit earlier in the installation) and went for the manual install.
You may want to report the bugs you found at http://bugs.gentoo.org. In any case I'd recommend starting the installation all over again using a different method (graphical installer, manual installation, Sabayon, Kororaa, ...).
If you still want to fix your current system: yes, resolv.conf is definitely involved. Most importantly, it should list at least one nameserver with its IP address (see "man resolv.conf" for details). This could be the cause of your "Temporary failure in name resolution", but it could also be that your network card isn't set up correctly. The details of this depend very much upon how your computer is connected to the internet. If the network section of the Gentoo handbook didn't help, you'll have to post back with more details (how is it supposed to work, output of "ifconfig" etc.). There are also several guides/HOWTOs related to Linux networking here and here.
Well, the point is that I don't know how much the installer did mess up and you don't know how things are supposed to work (yet), so getting everything straight might prove tedious. It may or may not be done with fixing the immediate problem of missing internet connectivity.
Nevertheless, if you post details about your network hardware and what exactly goes wrong if you try to follow the network setup detailed in the Gentoo handbook, I'll try to point you in the right direction. I just don't see how this could be less work (for you!) than re-installing at this point.