I've recently started using Linux and, ofcourse, had some nice errors, warnings etc. but afterall I managed to get Gentoo (stage1) up and running. This with the help of some threads I've read, so thanks for all the chaps here I've had the pleasure of reading their solutions.
Now, it has been quite different compared to windows, especially the way directories and files are managed. I still don't know where I should put what!
I am still having problems getting OpenGL to work, amongst several other annoyances, but one thing's for sure; I'm not going back to windows.
Now, while installing Gentoo I've had their manual at hand, which really helped me getting through the process. Also, afterwards, it helped me setting up the Gnome desktop and such.
But, I've been screwing around putting files in dirs I don't think they should belong there, did very horrible things while trying to get openGL to work (with no success goddamn
) and many many more
But no worries, I'm planning on reading some stuff about managing Linux and Gentoo in particular, and in a couple of weeks I'll probably format and start anew. Now I know I can easily unmerge some things etc etc but I just want to do so, getting it right from the start.
Right, now I've wrote a page without even telling you lads what this thread is all about
Well, I have these confusions I want to get rid of before starting all over again. Probably there are articles about the questions I'm about to ask but I haven't found them yet.
So I'm planning on installing Gentoo anew and putting KDE on it to handle the GUI part.
Now, reading the docs at Gentoo, I'm wondering: in one of those docs they say I should emerge xfree and afterwards emerge gnome/kde/... But in another doc they are talking about installing xorg and how its +- the same. Should I emerge both, or only one, and in that case which one?
Then, about the filesystem. I've seen many people using reiserfs. The manual says its much better for small file handling, but how do I know if I'll be needing that? I'm mostly using my pc for programming, music, typical fooling around and gaming. Gaming will require large files (>4KB) but programming won't necessarily. Also, what are the opinions on the boot filesystem? I'll probably use a default configuration, so boot, swap and the rest.
Moving on to USE-flags. In this installation I just put use-flags I though I'd like; java, apache2, mysql, opengl, jpg, png, mpeg,... but in what way will this bring any good and which ones should better be left out?
I think I still have a bazillian questions to ask, though I'll try as much to search these fora and the net, but I kinda really need advice on the questions asked here.
So thanks in advance!