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Old 08-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
jumababu
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GUI fails to be installed and be configured in Gentoo Linux


Hi
I have work hard to build the Gentoo as a new in this system, my problem is to install GUI, I have tried a lot but fail, this system refuses some commands that are in Gentoo Handbook, can anyone help me to finish this?
 
Old 08-24-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Hi
I have work hard to build the Gentoo as a new in this system, my problem is to install GUI, I have tried a lot but fail, this system refuses some commands that are in Gentoo Handbook, can anyone help me to finish this?
Welcome to the forum. I probably won't be able to help you with this issue, but for others to be able to help you you will have to post a littlebit more information. Especially:
What exactly do you mean by GUI (which desktop environment)?
What did you try to install it?
Which commands from the handbook were refused, and what do you actually mean by "refused" (post error messages etc...)?

The more information you provide the faster you'll get a helpful answer.
 
Old 08-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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Can you give us a link to the Gentoo handbook, this one?: (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/).

And what is your architecture, which version of Gentoo are you installing, and where in the handbook you are getting stuck?
 
Old 08-25-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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about GUI

Thank you for your respond,

My system: 3.8.13-gentoo #1 SMP Thu Aug 15 12:42:52 UTC 2013 i686 Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duop CPU t9550 @ 2.66GHZ Geniune Intel GNU/LINUX.

I tried to kde4, the refused commands were "# emerge --pretend kde | less, # emerge kdebase kdenetwork kdeadmin,
$ startx, env-update " give the message that the BASH does not understand the command or invalid.

Also I have face some difficulty when I putted which start with /etc... or /usr..., what I think it is a folder path where the result message is tell me that this is directory I can say may be the lack of the knowledge of commands and gentoo file system (help me about this please).

Another one when I used to emerge, its give me some files are required where I didn't know how to install that file.

Inaddition I have 3G modem model # HUAWEI E303, also I have failed to configure inorder to use it for my istallation instead I used wired internet.

thank you

regard
jumababu
 
Old 08-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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It looks to me like "env-update" needs to be run separately from startx, and as root.

And was your command line actually: "startx, env-update"? I don't think that there would ever be a reason to run these two together, and the comma would probably cause problems too.

Have you been here?: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Xorg/Configuration
 
Old 08-27-2013, 06:01 AM   #6
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Thank you
 
Old 08-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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You're welcome!
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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First of all, welcome to the gentoo community. It's not an easy road, but it is worth it. I would advise you make an account on gentoo.org. They have a discussion board particularly for gentoo installs and all the users are more familiar with gentoo.
Nothing against linuxquestions.org. I use both sites.

second: I think you may be a little mixed up with your commands. I'm not going to lie taking on a gentoo install when you aren't all that familiar with the shell is a very steep learning curve.

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I tried to kde4, the refused commands were "# emerge --pretend kde | less, # emerge kdebase kdenetwork kdeadmin, 
$ startx, env-update " give the message that the BASH does not understand the command or invalid.
You aren't by any chance copying the hash mark in to the command line are you? The word "emerge" should be the first part of those commands. The hash mark just indicated that the command needs to be run as root.

after you have emerged kde, startx is the command to start the gui. This command should not be run as root, I haven't looked at the install guide in a while but I imagine by now you have already made your own user account. you need to start the gui from there.

The env-update command updates all the environment variables. This should also generally be run as a standard user since there is rarely a need up update the root accounts environment variables.

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Also I have face some difficulty when I putted which start with /etc... or /usr..., what I think it is a folder path where the result message is tell me that this is directory I can say may be the lack of the knowledge of commands and gentoo file system (help me about this please).
I'm not really sure what you are talking about. Could you reply with the complete command line you had a problem with?
 
Old 08-28-2013, 12:51 AM   #9
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Thank you mreff555

The command was (/etc/init.d/dbus start) I used that when I was configure USB the resulting message was "This is a directory or file" fortunately its works for now and incase of # this just to describe you as a user prompt.

Another problem is configuration of HUAWEI E303s-1 modem I don't know how to do this I have tried many ways
 
  


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