I'm fairly new at linux, and I have a couple of questions...
I've been trying several distro's over the past couple of weeks. Gentoo appeals best to me, but I can't spare the time presently to compile a whole new system, so I've decided to stick with Slackware.
BTW, I want linux to learn to use the CLI
So here are my questions:
1/ is it possible to use the plain Gentoo kernel from a Gentoo liveCD and boot Slackware with that one? (because it offered out-of-the-box support for my nforce2 ethernet adapter and sound - which the Slackware kernel doesn't) I don't feel up to compiling my own kernel right now, actually I tried today and I screwed up badly. I would use the nvidia drivers, but they give me no end of trouble (only in boot-time error messages, to be fair)
2/ Anyone tried booting the Gentoo 1,4,rc4 livecd? it _looks_ great. Is there any way to configure your CLI so that you get a nice color/background? That would be fun
I'm all for good looks on my computer screen, that's what I used to dislike about CLI! (yuck, DOS - Yuck, linux
3/ I know I should really post this at the slackware forum, but for my own ease I post it here: Does anyone know of a complete list of configuration files (or menu driven utilities that edit them), what they do, how they can be user-overriden and where they are?
I'm so extremely confused... I realise that these conf files are the thing that makes linux so transparent and configurable, but since they're scattered all around and since all distro's use different conf files... you know...