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Old 09-27-2003, 03:47 AM   #1
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I'm a Gentoo bewbie...


I just installed Gentoo, I've emerged KDE (from the GRP of course. Yeah right am I gonna take 10 hours HA!). Annyhew, the make.conf is all good, everything's sexy, X is working, blah blah blah. When run KDM though the screen goes black for a second then bumps me back to the text mode. Now, the obvious solution is that post install, KDE is the ONLY thing I emerged. I have a ton of libraries on the disk that I still need to emerge, and I'm assuming this is why KDE don't wanna start up.

Any of you out there Gentoo gurus? Lemme know. Or if any of you have something of an "ideal" package of libs or something to emerge on a fresh Gentoo machine pass that along.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-27-2003, 09:45 AM   #2
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How's the logfile look?

ls -ltr /var/log/XFree86*

then tail -50 <last (newest) file in the list>
 
Old 09-27-2003, 10:02 AM   #3
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Righto ~ Just did all that. It listed one file (XFree86.0.log) and then I did the tail command, which flashed some text on the screen, some stuff saying it was being initialized and all that.

It didn't get KDE working but it got closer. I actually saw the mouse this time, before it would just flash black. I'm on a Radeon 9800, so KDE displays a really graphically screwed up screen when it starts if I don't have the drivers installed, and it did this, and then turned black with the mouse with the wait icon on it. But then it turned black.

Any clues?

Also ~ Where is the on/off switch to just startup KDE on bootup?

Thanks
 
Old 09-27-2003, 10:10 AM   #4
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hmmm, nope, have you emerged all the other stuff yet? maybe there is something else that you need? not sure...

Didn't you get an error near the bottom of the log file? Post it?

are you using "startx" to start X or /etc/init.d/xdm start ?

you want to start XDM at startup, you do it like so...
cd /etc/runlevels/default
ln -s /etc/init.d/xdm xdm
 
Old 09-27-2003, 11:24 AM   #5
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startx gives me the X session with 3 terminal windows, except if I type anything into those terminals nothing happens. So I just quit out of it.

I got a message saying I needed libart_lgpl_2.so.2 (I'm recalling the exact filename from memory so that could be a little off). I'm about to go searching through the packages to see if I can find it...

Annnnd nope ~ No error on the log file. I'll try that again just to make sure.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 05:48 AM   #6
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just emerge kde man

do it over night, you've got broadband right?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 01:04 PM   #7
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I already did hehe ~ That's the problem. I've emerged it and everything, yet it's telling me I have missing libraries. Are there any files that need to be emerged that maybe the original emerge missed? Somebody told me qt, libs, arts and KDE are all necessary for the KDE install, but every Gentoo install guide just says emerge kde. I'm thinking maybe the mirror I emerged from was missing one of these?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 04:02 PM   #8
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afaik emerging prebuilt packages doesn't always pick up the correct dependencies.

you have a job right? you sleep right? well then... "emerge -U kde" what's the point of using gentoo if you think building from source is stupid?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 04:34 PM   #9
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My suggestion for a dial up version of gentoo after emerging system:

emerge -u ppp wvdial gentoo-sources gentoo sysklogd dcron reiserfsprogs mc links fluxbox
rc-update add sysklogd default

It sounds as if you are set up as far as X is concerned as you can run twm. You just need to start kde

If you are using startx, create the .xinitrc file to start up the stuff you want.
Code:
# Duron 950 box "uilleann" user fancy .xinitrc file
# Start the stuff I want to run when I startx

# The artwiz-fonts sometimes conflict with your locale settings. To get
# them to work you may have to put the following at the beginning of your
# .xinitrc file
# export LC=C
# export LC_ALL=C
# Esetroot ~/backgrounds/linux.png &
# Start gkrellm and put it in the slit
gkrellm -w &
# This will run a screensaver as your background
# /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/hopalong -root &
# Start the screensaver daemon
xscreensaver &
# Finally, I start my window manager
exec fluxbox
# exec kde
# exec gnome-session
All you actually need in the file is exec kde.

Last edited by fancypiper; 09-28-2003 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 05:34 PM   #10
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Ahh I have a job ~ I'm a student. I need my computer

I got into a brawl with Gentoo and came out on top ~ I emerged every file that started with lib (since none seemed to work and I have 120gigs of space, so what's another lib), and the qt and arts tip worked as well.

Thanks all
 
  


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