First of all I apologise if I'm posting in the wrong place --- I searched in distros and couldn't find gentoo. Second, I'm new to linux so probably the answers to my questions are obvious to you guys!
Ok, I recently installed openSuSe on my PC, works like a dream, no real problems there. Today I thought to be a bit ambitious and tried and installed gentoo on my laptop just to see what another distro is like. Now I 'm a bit overwhelmed, think I was a little over-ambitious
I have the following questions:
I installed the kernel with the "gentoo acpi=on" option. Is there any way to check that I have acpi installed correctly with the appropriate options? I gather it is quite important, and any mistake can fry the hardware on the laptop that's why it's top of my list.
2. Change from GNOME to KDE
How do I do this? I want KDE as my default desktop to start every time the computer starts. I tried "switchdesk" or "startkde &" but neither work. There must be some conf file that I have to change -- does anybody know where this is and what changes do I have to make?
3. Sound card not working
The sound card on my laptop is Integrated Intel Chipset AD1881A - ICH 3, but it is not working. Do you know a solution to this? (not really important but would be nice to have sound).
4. (optional) What is the equivalent to Yast in Gnome?
How do I install additional packages in GNOME?
Any additional advice you might have for somebody like me who is not a computer genius and new (but very keen to learn more) to linux is very welcome.
Thank you so much.