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Old 02-08-2004, 11:50 PM   #16
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yes. If you walk through the desktop installation guide on gentoo's web site you''l be good. It's very detailed (like all of their documentation) and easy to follow. The one tidbit that isn't in the docs is if you want your monitor to shut off (power management in kde) after a certain amount of time, your XF86Config file should look like this:

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Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "philips 107s"
    HorizSync   30-66
    VertRefresh 50-130
    Option      "DPMS"
EndSection
The Option "DPMS" line allows your monitor to turn off if you want it. Everything else, the gentoo docs are great.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 09:54 AM   #17
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thanks


i did kde first so it 'died' overnight that was the exact language the system used lol, i just printed out the documentation (something to read in biology class LOL) thank you for the monitor off thing, i shall keep you guys posted on my progess
 
Old 02-09-2004, 08:05 PM   #18
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just 2 minutes ago i successfully booted X!!!!!!!!!!!!


one problem... the default resolution has very small images on the screen, i have bad eyes, i need a resolution of like 800X600 could someone tell me how to change my resolution?>
 
Old 02-09-2004, 10:22 PM   #19
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When you run xf86config, you can select what your default screen res should be.
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Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "nvidia"
    Monitor     "philips 107s"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
I think if you rearrange these numbers, put 800x600 first then you wouldn't have to run config again. it might not work though so make a copy of the file before you mess with it.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:53 PM   #20
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thanx i will try that when kde is done emerging!
 
Old 02-10-2004, 05:59 PM   #21
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solution?

Sorry, maybe I missed something ...

what was the solution for your initial problem with the root block device?

I have the same problem and would be happy to solve it too.

thanks,
Masi
 
Old 02-11-2004, 05:20 PM   #22
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the original problem was that the computer would not boot into GRUB, if you follow the information on the gentoo site it will go perfectly


another update..... i got kde to start today,..... but when i changed the screen resolution X crashed i'm reemerging XFree now.... i'm just gonna redo X
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:55 PM   #23
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So you're not going to tell him what the problem was?

-Josh
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:19 PM   #24
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no....

I told what I know.... I tried for a long time to figure out what the original problem was and concluded I must have missed a step, so I went back to square one and I made careful certain to follow all steps... and it worked pretty darn well, i was able to boot! just make sure that you do the kernel config menu, that will screw ya as well

shane

sorry for the briefness of my last post... i had a class like in 2 minutes after that post.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:20 PM   #25
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No problem, I wanted to know what the problem was as well... Just for future reference, and to end this thread with the solution!

-Josh
 
Old 02-12-2004, 06:07 PM   #26
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well this royally sucks

i got KDE going just peachy and i changed the resolution... in kde..... goodbye X, i tried fixing it and it would work... only for the ugly xdm, with only a mouse cursor....... what a pain in the @$$
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so, since i wanted to change my filesystem to reseir anyways.......... reinstall time, its doing emerge -u right now......

yeah I better get it this time....... the concept of gentoo is so sweet, but its being such a pain the backside to get going properly

if anyone can give me a sure fire way to change the resolution to something my poor blind eyes can read (800x600) without crashing X you will be my best friend forever

shane
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:15 PM   #27
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if you follow the desktop documentation, it walks you through running XF86config. At one point there is an option where you can choose your default run level.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:14 PM   #28
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run level is not the problem, its the resolution of the screen
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:00 AM   #29
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Talking

for the first problen, for evryone that has asked, just boot the cd and follow all the steps in mounting and entering the chroot environment. then type "genkernel all --menuconfig" and change reiserfs option to be configured directly into the kernel instead of loading as a module. once kernel is recompiled the problem should be fixed.

Last edited by netquest1; 02-15-2004 at 01:13 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:41 PM   #30
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i tried your suggestion and i got an error, the computer froze up and i don't remember the exact message, but gentoo said, 'very bad'
 
  


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