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Old 09-17-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
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Distribution: Gentoo 1.4
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Gentoo -YAY!


Got myself out of Redhat and into Gentoo... I'm damn impressed that I pulled off that crazy install on my own without being a linux guru or anything! WHOOP!

Meantime, I have a question for all you Gentoo-ites out there...

After my install, I wanted to setup Gnome and X, so I did a emerge -k xfree and an emerge -k gnome

Trick is, that my gnome doesn't have any of my network config options in the system menu that I'm used too- for example I'd like to be able to turn on my pppoe and so forth from the network config util... Otherwise, my beautiful Gentoo box sits there offline in X and online in text and makes Jim very SAD!

Old 09-17-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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Use "emerge" to emerge the utilities you are familiar with in gnome. Visit and look under net-*
If your network is up in text mode there is no reason it should give you a problem in gnome. If you are using dial up you'd need to emerge ppp and if on a LAN run "net-setup eth0" from a terminal window. If you use an http proxy then set the http_proxy variable.
Best of luck.

P.S: After RH9, Gentoo really is a pleasure isn't it?
Old 09-17-2003, 11:26 PM   #3
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Yeah, Gentoo is something else!

If only it had a nicer and friendlier install, it'd murder other distros for sure!

Thanks for the link!


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