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Old 04-25-2002, 05:16 AM   #1
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gentoo linux


how difficult is the installation for this distro?

what's good about it?
 
Old 04-25-2002, 07:25 AM   #2
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Yeah, I'd like to know also.
They've actually made an effort on the web site to make it look good, so what's the distribution like?
I've heard around it's a bitchass to install?
 
Old 04-25-2002, 07:55 AM   #3
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The installation isnt that hard if you read it carefully and take your time. It took me 3 times to get it right but in the end i was very happy that i did. Gentoo is IMO is one of the best distros out there just becuase of the awesome portage system, and its speedyness.
 
Old 04-25-2002, 10:07 AM   #4
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what actually is speed? u mean the time taken for apps to respond to a command?

how would you rate the "bitch-ass"-ness of the install on a scale of 1-5 (1 being easy and 5 being a big pain)? i suppose one has just to get used to it (just like how i had to get used to all the distros i tried...)
 
Old 04-25-2002, 11:24 AM   #5
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I think the term speed also refers to the time taken to boot up the system, I have a friend who has set it up right and configure in the way to optimize for his system processor. It takes 10 seconds to boot up his system yeah....
 
Old 04-25-2002, 11:38 AM   #6
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hi shoottokill how are you? long time no see... did u get my email?

anyway, thanks for the reply... u have tried/seen Gentoo?
 
Old 04-25-2002, 12:18 PM   #7
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Hi GUI10,

Yeap, I got your Email, still stuck with my wireless....I will be going down to NTU to get help from my friend, and i am going to take a look at his gentoo, probably next week after his exam.
 
Old 04-25-2002, 08:49 PM   #8
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ya... that'll be better... at least he will have more experience i think... u know, one of the sad thing is that the vendors don't want to make linux device drivers for their hardware...

eh got another singaporean join LQ leh... i think his name is Svircon or something... can't remember... yay got kaki lang already...
 
Old 04-26-2002, 12:42 PM   #9
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haha...may I ask are u a hokkien???
 
Old 04-27-2002, 10:17 AM   #10
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yes... hokkien to the core... ahem... lin lao peh ka lu kong...
 
Old 04-27-2002, 11:25 AM   #11
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T have tried a couple of times to go for it............have had a bitch of a time ...........could never access the server to do an rsync and everytime that I went for aprecompiled install it still tried to direct me to an rsync

The speediness is because it is fully optomized for an i686 install...............don't think it will run on anything less.

if you can do slack you may want to try
www.beehive.nu supposed to smoke, but is geared more toward guru types
 
Old 05-02-2002, 02:53 PM   #12
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Well "speediness" is actually both I would say, things respond and launch more quickly on gentoo than any other distro I have used, you set your optimization level during the install before you compile anything and it can be set from i386 up to where it will only run on a i686 based machine. I run it on a 533mhz Celeron with 192meg ram and a 10gig 5200rpm hd, but still my system boots very fast and applications launch like they were waiting in ram--depends on what application, xmms launches instantly but konqueror takes about 2 seconds the first time...just to give you an idea.

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how would you rate the "bitch-ass"-ness of the install on a scale of 1-5
I guess it all depends on how much you know about linux in general....If you have only used say Mandrake or RedHat the "bitch-ass"-ness could be high but if you have used say Debian or Slackware the "bitch-ass"-ness could be near nil. This is all just IMO, but I have used all the above and then some more so to me the install was actually no harder than Mandrake
 
Old 05-02-2002, 03:55 PM   #13
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Hey AutoBot!

Have you ditched Debian for good? Whatever works & all that, but sad to see you do it. Guess this means I won't see any more of your comments on Debian Planet.
 
Old 05-02-2002, 04:39 PM   #14
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Not gone for good just taking a break. The general mood over there was bringing me down, I got the feeling if I was to read one more hostile post about kde3 my brain was going to explode in a nuclear mannor.

BTW...Nice to be noticed
 
Old 05-02-2002, 07:30 PM   #15
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hey autobot... is your nick from the age old cartoon series? "Autobots, transform!"... "Decepticons, transform!"... that was so coooool in those days...
 
  


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