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I've installed Gentoo on my desktop and everything went pretty much swimmingly. I'm having trouble getting X installed though.
When I "emerge x11" everything goes fine for a while, then I get a bloody error-message and get thrown back to the prompt. The error is:
!!! ERROR: x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0-r1 failed.
!!! Function src_compile, Line 671, Exitcode 2.
!!! (no error message)
I've noticed something a little worrying a few lines above this message which read:
r200_tex.c:1001: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault.
Please submit a full bug report,
with the preprocessed source if appropriate.
The bug is not reproducible, so it is likely a hardware or OS problem.
Don't quote me on this, but I think there are 2 possible reasons. Either your ram is failing (more likely), or gcc miscompiled when you bootstrapped. What stage installation did you do, and what are your CFLAGS. I remember reading somewhere that the first thing to go when ram fails is gcc because it build massive data structures and traverses them repeatedly, so when you get single bit errors, gcc seg faults.
Well, it might not be your ram, but xorg is a massive program so it would show up there first. There may be another reason though. I'm gonna discount a bootstrapping error since you did stage 3. Maybe there is another reason I don't know about. It might also be worth while posting this is in the gentoo forums at www.gentoo.org. I don't know, maybe you could try re-emerging gcc. On a side note, you need the use flag 'qt' if you are going to build kde, since it depends on the qt widget set.
I managed to sort it out!! It was a RAM related problem, I had memory running at
200mhz (ddr) (Pc3200) and then lowered it to 166Mhz. This seemed
to solve the problem..ram was too fast. thanx for the help!
ok i didnt read all of the posts cuz im impatient but it looks like you are trying to emerge an old version of xorg. do an emerge sync furst to update portage and then try emerge xorg-x11. Sorry if someone already suggested that