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maldoror

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I'll answer first so you get an idea.

 

I play around with Funtoo on this desktop. I'm dual-booting until I become comfortable enough with it. Hopefully I'll become a Linux whiz sometime in the future. I also play around with programming, just python for now.

 

The build is pretty simple:

  • Mobo: MSI MS-7788
  • CPU: Intel Pentium G630
  • RAM: 4.00GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX650

In the future I hope to build a new more powerful desktop for faster compile times and such.This one is okay for now because I'm really just a beginner.

 

I think it would be cool to have a list of working hardware builds with different use cases, listing how long it takes to do things like compile a kernel or commands like:

emerge -auDN @world

. :D

 



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My latest machine is an Alienware Steam Machine (nee Alienware Alpha).  I wanted to maintain a clean copy of SteamOS to see how it would develop so for my normal desktop use I added a USB3 SSD and installed Funtoo to dual boot.

 

Intel Core i7-4785T CPU @ 2.20GHz

8GB

GeForce GTX 860M

 

The problem with comparing compile times is that there are thousands of different variables in there.   Kernel versions and options will differ and emerge commands pull in completely different collections depending on your install.



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The problem with comparing compile times is that there are thousands of different variables in there.   Kernel versions and options will differ and emerge commands pull in completely different collections depending on your install.

Ah. That's a consideration that I did not make. Rookie mistake, I guess. I still think it's interesting to see what everyone else is doing. How's SteamOS by the way?



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Ah. That's a consideration that I did not make. Rookie mistake, I guess. I still think it's interesting to see what everyone else is doing. How's SteamOS by the way?

 

SteamOS does what it's supposed to do in providing a reliable platform for games.  There's really nothing special about it other than the fact that it boots straight into Valve's console-style interface.  I keep it around for times like now where something in my Funtoo install is causing games to run slow.



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ASUS M5A97 R2.0

AMD FX 4130 3.8 Ghz

12 GB RAM

Evga GeForce 960 GTX 4 GB

 

I have dual boot with Windows 7 for some multiplayer games that I play with friends and The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. 


"Loyalty above all else except honour."

Desktop: Funtoo Plasma

Laptop: Windows 8


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Thinkpad t440s mainly use for browsing web, some games (meat boy, pillar of eternity mainly) and for work remotly


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I Use a Asus ROG 750jx.



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CPU: i7 6700k@stock

RAM: 64GB Kingston HyperX Fury

MB: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming7

GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480 8GB Nitro

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

HDD: 6x Seagate 3TB in RAID6

Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi

Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2

 

This is essentially my home workstation. I use it for coding, testing, virtualization (KVM & LXC) and gaming.

It's fast and everything feels really snappy.

Everything works with open-source drivers on current v4.9 kernel.

Radeon RX480 uses new open-source AMDGPU drivers (in kernel since v4.7). It's extremly fast and stable (at least compared with other GPU's that I've seen on Linux)

 

I also have Thinkpad E540, that I use when I'm not home.



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Hello everyone, first post, first time using Funtoo, although I used Gentoo for several years back in the early/mid 2000's. Here is my daily use rig:

 

HP z800 workstation

2 x 6core Xeons X5650  @ 2.67GHz

96gb ram

3 SSDs  (1.2tb total)

2 spinning drives (3tb total)

Nvidia GTX560

1100 watt power supply

 

Since I can't afford a Dodge Hellcat Challenger, this has to suffice :)

 

Been using Linux for nearly 20 years as my main desktop. I have made a conscious decision to never depend on Microsoft (or Apple) products for anything (except gaming) so have happily been using Linux for everything. The rig above is my main desktop. I use it for writing, graphic editing, surfing, bills, taxes, email, everything one uses a desktop for.



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Latest home build, i use it as my main desktop simply. Ha a couple of laptops and Intel NUC's aswell. 

Can't wait to get Funtoo installed (as soon as ther's support for booting with NVMe drives in debian-sources kernel (Debian Unstable))

 

[ux@ux ~]$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: ux Kernel: 4.10.13-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome 3.24.1 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Device: desktop System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X99-DELUXE II v: Rev 1.xx UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1601 date: 02/22/2017
CPU:       Octa core Intel Core i7-6900K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 20480 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1257 MHz 3: 1262 MHz 4: 1200 MHz 5: 1200 MHz 6: 1324 MHz
           7: 1288 MHz 8: 1200 MHz 9: 1262 MHz 10: 1262 MHz 11: 1202 MHz 12: 1200 MHz 13: 1200 MHz 14: 1200 MHz
           15: 1200 MHz 16: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting) Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 378.13
Audio:     Card-1 Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.10.13-1-ARCH
           Card-2 NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: bcma-pci-bridge
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2048.4GB (2.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 1024.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 2048.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 98G used: 6.2G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
           ID-2: /home size: 733G used: 12G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: /boot size: 96M used: 57M (60%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 34.36GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 337 Uptime: 21 min Memory: 2274.7/64338.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8

i7

GTX

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Well, now i'm on Funtoo (aswell)

 

tim@funtoo ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: funtoo Kernel: 4.8.15-1 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.13.0
           Distro: Funtoo Linux - baselayout 2.2.1
Machine:   Device: desktop System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X99-DELUXE II v: Rev 1.xx UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1601 date: 02/22/2017
CPU:       Octa core Intel Core i7-6900K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 20480 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1921 MHz 2: 2030 MHz 3: 3877 MHz 4: 3376 MHz 5: 3561 MHz 6: 2093 MHz
           7: 1664 MHz 8: 3877 MHz 9: 3715 MHz 10: 3826 MHz 11: 2006 MHz 12: 3754 MHz 13: 1968 MHz 14: 3237 MHz
           15: 2093 MHz 16: 2015 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.1 driver: nvidia Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 378.13
Audio:     Card-1 Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.8.15-1
           Card-2 NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V driver: e1000e
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: bcma-pci-bridge
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 3072.6GB (1.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 2048.4GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 1024.2GB
           ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 1024.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 689G used: 6.4G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 34.36GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 51C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 256 Uptime: 1:12 Memory: 574.5/64341.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.4 
tim@funtoo ~ $ screenfetch
                                                     tim@funtoo
                                                     OS: Funtoo 
                                                     Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.8.15-1
                                                     Uptime: 1h 13m
     _______               ____                      Packages: 739
    /MMMMMMM/             /MMMM| _____  _____        Shell: bash 4.3.48
 __/M.MMM.M/_____________|M.MMM|/MMMMM\/MMMMM\       Resolution: 3840x2160
|MMMMMM'MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.MMMM..MMMM.MM\     DE: XFCE4
|MMMMMMMMM/mMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM|    WM: Xfwm4
|MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM\MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM|    WM Theme: Default
  |MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM'MMMM''MMMM'MM/     GTK Theme: Arc-Dark [GTK2]
  |MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM\MMMMM/\MMMMM/       Icon Theme: Adwaita
  |MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM'M|                   Font: Sans 10
  |MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MM'M/                    CPU: Intel Core i7-6900K @ 16x 4GHz
  |MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM/                     GPU: GeForce GTX 1080
                                                     RAM: 427MiB / 64341MiB
                                                    

i7

GTX

4K


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Hi,

 

Thank you Dockland , i was not aware of inxi , nice tool.

System:    Host: RyoBox Kernel: 4.10.0-intel x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0
           Distro: Funtoo Linux - baselayout 2.2.1
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z97N-Gaming 5 v: x.x
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 06/03/2014
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4790K (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 4400 MHz 1: 4340 MHz 2: 4400 MHz 3: 4395 MHz 4: 4400 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970]
           Display Server: X.org 1.19.1 driver: intel tty size: 100x30 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio Controller driver: vfio-pci
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-3 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controller driver: vfio-pci
           Card-4 Plantronics driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-intel
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: alx
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 7315.5GB (7.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TS64GSSD320 size: 64.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST4000DM000 size: 4000.8GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: ST3000DM001 size: 3000.6GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 30G used: 12G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/root
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1140 fan-1: 2163 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 0
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 5:19 Memory: 1383.7/15512.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8



This is my main desktop since the beginning i think ( back to 2004 / 2005 ).It was gentoo at this time.

I've checked the emerge.log, This system started on december 2009 :)

It has survived an hardware change ( full hardware , do you now how gratefull am i ) 2 or 3 years ago.

I've experimented what is explained here https://www.youtube....h?v=LXOaCkbt4lI

and with more details here http://vfio.blogspot.fr

 

So no more dual boot.The result is pretty satisfaying but not perfect of course.I'm experimenting it since 1 year now , and i don't feel the need to restore a dual boot which is a good point.

 





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