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Old 07-04-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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My first "Linux From Scratch" build


Even got networking running. Just needed to tell someone.

It boots into a bash command prompt. I assume that's it for the first book.
 
Old 07-04-2014, 02:03 PM   #2
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If you have a working lfs now it's time to add links, lynx or links2 & gpm so that you can install the xserver. If you already have xserver try
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startx
 
Old 07-04-2014, 07:42 PM   #3
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I know that feeling buddy, when I got dhcp working on my install I was happier than a pig in mud. Congrats on your success!
 
Old 07-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Yep, I installed Lync and few other stuff. XWindows and a windows manager like gnome, KDE or such.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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congrats on your first lfs ^^
my first attempt was halfway decent at best
 
Old 07-05-2014, 01:52 PM   #6
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So is it booting to kde on boot now?
 
Old 07-06-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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I miss-typed my last response. I just finished adding XWindows. It was a lot of effort but it's rewording to see it all work. Next I'm going to add XFce as my desktop environment. I like that one best. I wouldn't mind installing SawFish first but I'm not sure how to disable it once I'm done tinkering with it.
 
Old 07-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #8
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how you do that depends on whether you simply 'startx' to run, or if you install a manager like GDM

one would be to create a .xinitrc and specify it there with
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exec /path/to/xfce4-session
the other way would be to install a display manager such as xdm,gdm,kdm,lightdm or wdm, and configure them to have any installed wm/de listed, it should then remember your last choice and use that until you make a different choice.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 08:40 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info frieza!
 
Old 07-07-2014, 08:57 AM   #10
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My first "Linux From Scratch" build
dude...got a question...

WORTH IT?

see some people in that task on this forum...is fashion or what?
 
Old 07-07-2014, 09:17 AM   #11
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Answer: "yes, worth it."

Whether or not LFS turns out to be your "final distro" (I moved over to source-code based Gentoo ...), you'll learn more about Linux from LFS than from just about anything else.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 12:21 PM   #12
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I would say it's worth it if you have good memory retention. If not atleast you can follow instructions.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 02:19 PM   #13
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I would say it is worth it if you're the type of person who likes to tinkering with stuff, take things apart to see how it works or just want to know the Linux internals.

It's no small project but the real hard work has been done for you. It's like model car. They provide the plastic pieces (kernel, packages, etc) and the glue (code) and all you have to do it put it together.

You can find some older tutorial videos online to help you get started. The site could benefit with more help for noobs because even people who use Linux have no concept of how to start the ball rolling.
 
  


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