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#1 2012-12-14 15:30:45

san2ban
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From: Bangalore, India
Registered: 2012-03-20
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Contents in XFCE guide, Desktop_XFCE not same-Why 2 doc for same thing

Below is in 'Desktop'

Before emerging Xfce you need to:

    Check that you have enabled the USE flags necessary for a desktop environment. You can either set your profile to "desktop" or you can edit your make.conf: 

# nano -w /etc/make.conf
USE="-minimal dbus consolekit jpeg libnotify lock session startup-notification svg thunar udev X"

Below is in XFCE guide

Now, we will set our sights on installing XFCE. You're going to want to add some USE flags to your /etc/make.conf, I would reccomend USE="-gnome -kde -minimal -qt4 dbus jpeg lock session startup-notification thunar udev X". Just add them to your make.conf. And now we are ready to install XFCE. In a recent change a dependency for Thunar, it wants to bring in sys-fs/udisks-1.99 which is a dependency of sys-fs/udev-180 which is not available. The fix is to emerge gnome-base/gvfs-1.10.* and mask anything above it and mask sys-fs/udisks-1.99 in /etc/portage/package.mask. 
 Xfce Guide
This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.

Masking and other things are not in 'Desktop', also, setting the profile tp 'Desktop' is not mentioned in the guide. If you follow gentoowiki, additional USE flags recommended for gnome-base, but not mentioned on funtoo website
Confusing, conflicting.
Why not a single document for one thing. Same is the case with "installation'

Last edited by san2ban (2012-12-14 15:41:40)

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#2 2012-12-15 15:15:03

aramis_qc
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From: Québec - Canada
Registered: 2010-10-07
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Re: Contents in XFCE guide, Desktop_XFCE not same-Why 2 doc for same thing

Why not a single document for one thing. Same is the case with "installation"

Some people may need a more detailed installation guide. Reason why there's a beta version. Please note it is beta. It was created from first edition of French version which is not available anymore. The short installation guide is quite accurate and if you submit bugs or improvements about it through JIRA, fixes will quickly be applied.

Same holds true for Xfce documentation. I invite you to use JIRA to tell about inconsistencies.

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#3 2012-12-21 14:16:13

san2ban
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From: Bangalore, India
Registered: 2012-03-20
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Re: Contents in XFCE guide, Desktop_XFCE not same-Why 2 doc for same thing

In the "Desktop" section, XFCE

nano -w /etc/make.conf

Why? is it not /etc/portage/make.conf? Let us not confuse new users

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#4 2012-12-21 17:48:49

angry_vincent
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From: Ukraine
Registered: 2010-10-07
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Re: Contents in XFCE guide, Desktop_XFCE not same-Why 2 doc for same thing

change it! wiki is open for edits

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#5 2012-12-21 20:29:54

drobbins
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From: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Registered: 2010-10-04
Posts: 352

Re: Contents in XFCE guide, Desktop_XFCE not same-Why 2 doc for same thing

The consensus is that people including me liked typing "/etc/make.conf" better, even though the official location is /etc/portage/make.conf. /etc/make.conf should now always be a symlink to /etc/portage/make.conf (the portage ebuild will set things up this way for you,) and in the interest in having easy-to-type documentation is the best thing to reference.

Last edited by drobbins (2012-12-21 20:34:27)

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#6 2013-05-01 12:51:15

san2ban
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From: Bangalore, India
Registered: 2012-03-20
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Re: Contents in XFCE guide, Desktop_XFCE not same-Why 2 doc for same thing

Below is the content in section "Kernels"
sysrescue-std-sources

This kernel is from the SystemRescueCD project, and is based on Fedora 14/15, plus some other patches related to booting from a live CD. It is a quality kernel, and is generally pretty stable. It is not suitable for production servers but is a good choice for Funtoo Linux desktops. The Funtoo Linux Installation Guide recommends this kernel for general users. Note however, that by design all audio functions are removed from SystemRescue, ie no sound when using this kernel.

But, the "Installation" section now recommends "Debian" sources. This part needs to be updated

I updated the "wiki", but the "Approved" version still shows old content. Some one is authorized to "Approve" this?

Last edited by san2ban (2013-05-01 13:08:48)

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#7 2013-05-10 17:47:49

Deklan
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From: Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
Registered: 2012-10-07
Posts: 24

Re: Contents in XFCE guide, Desktop_XFCE not same-Why 2 doc for same thing

If you are performing an installation rule is that:

Before Chrooting:

/mnt/funtoo/etc/portage/make.conf

After Chrooting:

/etc/portage/make.conf

About USE variables XFCE you can also configure the profile:

~ # eselect profile list
...
Currently available mix-ins profiles:
...
  [23]  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/X * (auto)
  [24]  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/xfce * 
...

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