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Old 11-29-2003, 02:31 PM   #1
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Question Gentoo: Genkernel, Nvidia in installation


I've tried to install Gentoo several times in the last week, with no positive reults In fact I ruinedmy Windows once too..

!) Can someone tell me if Genkernel properly detects all hardware (I got 3COM 3C905B, CDRW, GeForce2 MX400, SB Live)?

2) Also, do I have to emerge anthing for the GeForce if I use genkernel?

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Old 11-29-2003, 03:16 PM   #2
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You'll have to emerge nvidia-glx and nvidia-kernel regardless of genkernel or not.
Detecting all hardware? Dunno - I don't got all hardware but the genkernel approach seems to be to include about anything that exists as a module except you got extremely exotic hardware.What you got there doesn't look too exotic.
The nvidia card and the SB Live need to be handled by other means anyway have a look here:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml and there:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml
 
Old 11-29-2003, 10:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, crashmeister.

One more thing: Do I emerge the nvidia and SBLive after compiling the kernel or before? Does it make a difference?
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:58 AM   #4
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After because you got different kernels (a lot of them actually) you can install with gentoo and it needs the kernel headers of the kernel in use to compile ok.
When you install a new kernel you'll have to reinstall the nvidia and alsa stuff (except if you use 2.6-beta.Alsa is included in the kernel there).
While you are at it you might want to give the ck-sources a shot - real fast but they don't work ok with all machines.
 
  


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