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Old 12-09-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
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Gentoo worries (Q on compile time)


I found the answers to my questions,

Still wondering what the compile time emerge sysem is like, PIII 1gig 512SDram

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Old 12-09-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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Probably a while.. I'd wake up in the morning, start it and walk away. Maybe you can use it before you go to bed
Old 12-09-2004, 09:05 PM   #3
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For most of the essential system stuff plus X and a lightweight window manager, you should be ready to go after just a few hours (about 2 to 4). KDE takes a very long time (maybe 10+ hours for a full KDE install), as does OpenOffice; most of the other stuff I've compiled on Gentoo seem to go fairly quick. Prioritize, install what you need first, and do the rest while you sleep
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well i started it yesterday morning, i have the system in installed, after a few problems with the network and recompiling another kernel and loading back of the live cd everything is finaly working (20-25 hours)

now i just emerge fluxbox thinking it would install all the necessary pakages to get it running like X, thats all i need for a gui but 'startx' still dosent work

so now I did a emerge kde, that was about 5 hours ago, its on (32 of 74)

i hope the emerge kde gets X installed
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You know,

If you use a bootable live CD to install Gentoo, like Knoppix, then you still have a fully working desktop to use while it chuggs away in the background.

I have been using PCLinuxOS to install gentoo for quite a bit now... it's great.


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