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hehe, you've not got a chance with LFS. the book is good enough for people who have a clue how to do stuff, but for someone how can't sort out a simple gtk-devel package or something... i don't think it's worth bothering with quite yet... when you're a bit older....
it'll take you a few weeks before you get something useful anyway, you don't seem to have the patience for that by any means.
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 02-19-2002 at 12:56 PM.
Well, I haven't personally tried gentoo yet, not sure if i ever planned that since i stick to just one that works for me.. ( Slackware ) but by looking at how to install gentoo and comparing it to LFS, they are quite different.
Neither is really for newbies but both can be accomplished by following the instructions.
With LFS, if you follow the book closely, you shouldn't have any problems installing and getting it to work properly. I can't speak for Gentoo, but it looked like very well written instructions and would be a quicker and easier task than LFS.
No, seriously. LFS is not like any other distros you have tried. You need to have a working Linux distro installed in order to get it running. You need to compile everything from source, including stuff like bash. It may sound like it's easy, but just read through the book first. It won't be.
You can't compare Gentoo with LFS. Actually you can't company any distribution with LFS, since it's like comparing apples to pears. LFS isn't a distribution. LFS is a book, a teaching aid that might teach you more about how Linux works, what makes Linux work, how it works behind the scenes, etc. True, most people who use LFS get a working system out of it and they are very happy with it, but it still isn't a distribution as most think of it.
Technically you can compare Gentoo to LFS. Gentoo started life as a LFS system and over time was added to. Gentoo is quite a lot easier to install than LFS especially when you get the ports installer working. From then on its a breeze but for the sheer satisfaction you get from working on a problem for a week or so and finally getting it fixed, LFS is the way to go
OK cool thanks for your suggestions, I'll stick with Gentoo linux, since i dont feel like figuring stuff out. So far Gentoo is working fine except for my mouse problem. You can see at my other post (the one i posted earlier in this thread.)
about your mouse problem. I have the same mouse and use /dev/psaux with the ImPS/2 protocol. But this didnt work until i uninstalled gpm. gpm is a program that allows you to use your mouse inside the console - it was fighting X (which im assuming is where you are having probs) for control of the mouse. Try uninstalling gpm and see if your problems go away. Here is a snippit of my XF84Conifg-4