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Old 04-04-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
Lechium
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Gentoo configuration issue (missing user groups, alsa messing with emerge, DEVFS)


Hi,

Since there is no Gentoo sub-forum here I'll post in this location...

I had installed Gentoo fairly succesfully (only hickup was that it wount let me emerge 2.6 kernel b/c of dependencies(!), so I had to wget it from kernel.org), however now I face three issues that I cannot pass though. None of Gentoo users I know have any idea on how to solve them.. anyhow...

1) The user groups (wheel, soun, etc.) are missing. They just were not created during installation and now I have no idea what to do. I can run as user but cannot su, access sound card, etc)... since groups are just text files can someone post me the contents and the proper location, and I will make groups myself?

2) whenever I try to emerge something that has alsa driver as one of the packages (xmms, gnome, xine), as soon as i reach alsa I get an error saying that I already have alsa, and at this point the installation halts. Even when i start with -n flag (that should force emerge to skip the packages I already have) I still get stuck at aksa section! note: i tried this both with and w/o alsa in USE flags... any thoughts?

3) during startup i get a warning saying that I should be using DEVFS, but I am not. I am not sure what DEVFS is... the /dev filesystem is marked as 'obsolete' in kernel menuconfig, and it is said that I should skip it in teh install manual... I do not think that DEVFS is a big deal though since I am running just fine...

If anyone has any ideas of how these problems can be solved I woudl greatly appreciate this!

thanks,
Victor
 
Old 04-05-2005, 04:11 PM   #2
oneandoneis2
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1) /etc/group

root:x:0:root
bin:x:1:root,bin,daemon
daemon:x:2:root,bin,daemon
sys:x:3:root,bin,adm
adm:x:4:root,adm,daemon
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:root,adm
lp:x:7:lp
mem:x:8:
kmem:x:9:
wheel:x:10:root
floppy:x:11:root
mail:x:12:mail
news:x:13:news
uucp:x:14:uucp
man:x:15:man
cron:x:16:cron
console:x:17:
audio:x:18:
cdrom:x:19:
dialout:x:20:root
ftp:x:21:
sshd:x:22:
at:x:25:at
tape:x:26:root
video:x:27:root
squid:x:31:squid
gdm:x:32:gdm
xfs:x:33:xfs
games:x:35:
named:x:40:named
mysql:x:60:
postgres:x:70:
cdrw:x:80:
apache:x:81:
nut:x:84:
usb:x:85:
vpopmail:x:89:
users:x:100:
nofiles:x:200:
qmail:x:201:
postfix:x:207:
postdrop:x:208:
smmsp:x:209:smmsp
slocate:x:245:
portage:x:250ortage
utmp:x:406:
nogroup:x:65533:
nobody:x:65534:
firebird:x:450:
rpc:x:111:

2) No idea, sorry

3) Have you got udev fully or partly installed? That might confuse it.
If not, try installing it - it's great!
 
Old 04-05-2005, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thanks dude!
Appriciate this a lot, and gonna try it as soon as i get home.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:06 AM   #4
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Hi there Lechium I assume that you have alsa in your useflags and alsa in your kernel you should remove alsa from the kernel and recompile the kernel or remove alsa from useflags and unmerge alsa if it has been installed in some way.
about the devfs issue i have no idea more than to ask if you use a 2.4 kernel or 2.6 kernel if you use a 2.4 kernel you should have devfs enabled in the kernel but not if you use 2.6.

regards

btw haven't you checked on the gentoo forum at gentoo.org

Edit: I saw the date of the post and suppose you already solved all the problems.

Last edited by hepcat; 04-06-2005 at 03:08 AM.
 
  


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