LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-10-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
silentray
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: London
Distribution: Gentoo 2008.0
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Gentoo re-emerge KDE


Hi,

I have a question about how to re-emerge a package in Gentoo with new USEFLAG settings.

I emerged KDE in Gentoo without the arts USEFLAG, thus my KDE sound system does not work. I have already set up ALSA and needs to re-emerge KDE with "arts" flag in.

I updated the make.conf file and used the following command:
emerge --newuse kdebase_meta

However, it shows me that the KDE is up-to-date and does not re-merge it for me.

Can anyone let me know how to re-emerge a component in Gentoo with the new USEFLAG?

Many thanks.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
i92guboj
Gentoo support team
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: Lucena, Córdoba (Spain)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4,072

Rep: Reputation: 384Reputation: 384Reputation: 384Reputation: 384
Hello,

Quote:
Originally Posted by silentray View Post
Hi,

I have a question about how to re-emerge a package in Gentoo with new USEFLAG settings.
SEt the new use flags, then run "emerge -auDvN world". Everything in need of a recompilation will be emerged again.

Quote:
I emerged KDE in Gentoo without the arts USEFLAG, thus my KDE sound system does not work. I have already set up ALSA and needs to re-emerge KDE with "arts" flag in.
You don't need to. In fact, I highly recommend you against doing so. Arts is crappy, tends to waste cpu uselessly, adds even more latency (not that you care about that for a desktop, but still). It adds yet another intermediate layer in top of ALSA, and gives not additional features (ALSA now enabled dmix by default, so there's no problem even if your sound chip can't do hardware mixing). Arts also has its own assort of bugs, and is completely unmaintained since years ago.

KDE can use a 3rd party program to play system sounds, if that's really that important for you. Look in the control panel, you can set an external program like mplayer, mpg123 or play to play the system sounds, no need to enable arts just for that. The rest of the stuff should work via ALSA, like it always did.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
silentray
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: London
Distribution: Gentoo 2008.0
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi

Thanks for your reply and explanation. I am going to take your advice and not installing arts.

I now understand why there are so many posts on internet saying "do xxxx without aRts"...

Many thanks.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gentoo emerge kde verification failed Maverick1182 Linux - Newbie 1 07-24-2006 04:06 AM
Gentoo + KDE -> Emerge/Compile Errors bfloeagle Linux - Distributions 4 09-29-2005 11:54 AM
pkg-config error with emerge -aD gnome-python on Gentoo 2.6.9-gentoo-r6 ghrellin Linux - Software 2 12-22-2004 06:37 PM
gentoo, how emerge and use kde? mrosati Linux - Software 2 05-29-2004 03:34 AM
gentoo emerge kde error busbarn Linux - Software 2 03-08-2003 11:07 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration