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Old 06-28-2003, 05:07 PM   #16
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OK, for the 3rd time, it's NOT "xfree86" in gentoo. Although that is the technical name, portage uses "xfree" as shorter easier name for it. Therefore in Gentoo "xfree86" will never work. When you finished emerging/compiling xfree, you were done with it. Now all you have to do is emerge the window managers (gnome, kde,fluxbox).

As long as your drivers are installed and /etc/X11/XF86config(-4) is configured properly, any window manager you install will run fine.

And KDE will take a long time to compile. Usually when I do a fresh system, I emerge fluxbox(fastest to emerge), then gnome, then KDE(in a console in the background while I do everything else I need to do in X. Sometimes I just start emerging KDE before I go to bed, and it's usually done when I wake up.

I am compiling on a Athlon XP 1700+, and it took roughly 8-9 hours to compile. If your on an older slower processor, you can expect it to take much longer than that.

KDE is an extremely large program, and it has MANY extra programs that are emerged at the same time such as kde games/office/system utils/bla bla bla, just tons of crap will be compiled, so it takes forever to emerge it.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 05:41 PM   #17
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OK, for the 3rd time, it's NOT "xfree86" in gentoo. Although that is the technical name, portage uses "xfree" as shorter easier name for it. Therefore in Gentoo "xfree86" will never work.
Alright, I was under the impression that "xfree86" required "xfree" to be done first manually...guess I was reading everything wrong. From what I saw, I believe XF86config is setup properly. I'm sure KDE took as long as it did to compile since it's under vmware.

KDE worked fine, but I have no idea how to run it. "startkde" is giving me display errors which makes me believe the config has yet to be setup properly. I'll work on that now. Gnome still gives the same error it did above, but if it's the config, then that's another reason to fix it...I have to figure out what vmware wants me to stick into XF86config. The video driver is listed as "vmware" and the identifier as only "VMware SVGA". Sounds right for the vmware tools.

Edit: Okay, I'm a little slow. While in fluxbox, use "startkde" and it works. Is this how gnome is supposed to work also? Oh well, will try it in a bit

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Old 06-28-2003, 07:34 PM   #18
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alright, so using:
# echo startkde > ~/.xinitrc
makes it boot into kde when I use startx. It's becoming more clear now I understand so much more after installing gentoo. Redhat had me lost.

but... http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo035.jpg
The error isn't going away. Ideas? I believe I have done everything suggested, yet it's still stopping there.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:21 PM   #19
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I can't figure out how to get it to boot into kde from power on...I have no /etc/rc.d folder but I do have rc0.d-rc6.d, none of which contain rc.4. Figured I'd post this year instead of starting a new thread. So how else am I to boot into kde? I've already edited inittab.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 10:39 PM   #20
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1) try to compile avifile by it's self, but it's possible the package is corrupt since the configure is failing. I'm going to have you emerge the latest avifile package. To do this, do the following...

#cd /usr/portage/media-video/avifile
#ls

Find the latest versoin... in my portage tree, the latest version is avifile-0.7.37.20030522.ebuild.

# emerge avifile-0.7.37(press tab, and it will complete the rest of the file name)

If avifile emerges successfully

# emerge gnome

2) Why would you want to boot into X? It's easy enough to login at the command line and type startx.

Anyway, if you want, just do

# rc-update add xdm default

then reboot the machine, when it restarts, it should come up into the graphical login.

Let me know how it works for you.

Zak

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Old 06-28-2003, 10:52 PM   #21
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By the way, you could probably recieve a lot more help on your gentoo issues if you asked them in the gentoo forums. Just a suggestion.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 10:56 PM   #22
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I don't know why I want to boot into it automatically...I probably just want to right now since that's what I've been doing repeatedly today. I'm grown used to the gui (obviously) and haven't had to mess around in dos much the last couple years.

The prompt isn't that bad, but if I am to convert the family pc downstairs to linux, I'll have to make it as easy as possible for the other users

http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo037.jpg
I did a search and couldn't find a config.log file.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 10:59 PM   #23
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By the way, you could probably recieve a lot more help on your gentoo issues if you asked them in the gentoo forums. Just a suggestion.
Yeah, when I first posted the thread, I forgot which forum this was (totally forgot there was another forum I was looking at the same day) . Here seems to work though

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Old 06-30-2003, 09:06 AM   #24
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Please read my post very carefully, it appears that you simply typed "emerge avifile". I specifically told you:
Quote:
1) try to compile avifile by it's self, but it's possible the package is corrupt since the configure is failing. I'm going to have you emerge the latest avifile package. To do this, do the following...

#cd /usr/portage/media-video/avifile
#ls

Find the latest versoin... in my portage tree, the latest version is avifile-0.7.37.20030522.ebuild.

# emerge avifile-0.7.37(press tab, and it will complete the rest of the file name)
PLEASE do the following this time:

Code:
# cd /usr/portage/media-video/avifile
# emerge avifile-0.7.37(press tab, and it will complete the rest of the file name)
If avifile emerges successfully
Code:
# emerge gnome
And to boot to X
Code:
# rc-update add xdm default
then reboot the machine, when it restarts, it should come up into the graphical login.

Please let me know how both of these work for you.

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Old 06-30-2003, 04:42 PM   #25
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Oh, I get the same error as above. I did follow your steps the first time(with error), then rebooted it and tried "emerge avifile" itself from root I guess (that's when I took the screen)...but yeah, it's still not getting past that one error. Sorry about the misunderstanding
 
Old 06-30-2003, 07:02 PM   #26
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So you did try emerging the latest version of avifile from the avifile directory? Because that screenshot of the compile/emerge failure showed an older version. Anyways, if you can't get one of the other versions of avifile to compile, then I don't know what to tell you.

Like I said before, you would have a lot more help with your Gentoo questions if you ask in the Gentoo forums... http://forums.gentoo.org

Sorry I couldn't help you with your avifile problem.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 09:06 PM   #27
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It's okay. I thank you for the help. I'll take a week break or something before I go at it again. Need it.
 
  


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