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  1. Some great information all around! Thank You
  2. I'm not someone who hasn't read the handbook. I also have several other books, that say "don't worry about installing every module now, just the essential...because they can be installed later". In fact I've installed a custom kernel, so i won't be reverting to anything simpler any time soon. What I'm asking for is a generic yet accurate explaination of what happens when a module (driver) is installed later on (Your musings, far less taxing than an overly technical hurdle). Is it "registered with the kernel" somehow? is the entire kernel recompiled each time? is there an intermediate program
  3. I'm trying to get as deep an understanding as I can so I can eventually be a power user like you folks. So manuallly setting up the Kernel is a big deal (at least for someone like me). Is it important that I find all the drivers the first time through? Is the Kernel updated with every driver install? Driver installation is of course automated on other platforms, and it is to some extent on funtoo as well (there are packages for different graphics cards). Is that last statement the key to my answer? That the Kernel does need to be updated every time but that it's done with the install script
  4. I may end up doing that. It should work. It's far less of a performance jump for me though.Thanks for the input.
  5. This is the Xorg.0.log after the xorg.conf guidance is added: http://pastebin.com/TjXezKUt And the dmesg after the same, just for the hell of it: http://pastebin.com/LwtKRehh It goes black on udev, after install, and during a startx .. Like the hardware framebuffer only wants to cooperate with a very few efi friends. I still have no idea what udev has to do with it.
  6. 'Ran startx in the dark. I was told nvidia glx driver should be in use, not x.org's. I'm a little angry that that was not done for me in a pristine emerge, if that's the case. (Wouldn't know the best way to fix it, if an issue) This is my newly created Xorg.0.log : http://pastebin.com/uYayUjB6
  7. Sorry for venting. Thanks for the responses to the "Kernel Advice" thread, which should be considered "solved" for good general advice. 'wising up :0], and getting specific: I have only been able to boot with either one of the two efi framebuffer configurations (that I know of) enabled. Either EFI Framebuffer outright, or the Simple Framebuffer with Mark VGA/VBE/EFI FB as generic... everything works: mouse, keyboard, internet, wacom, webcam seems detected... It's only after an aparently squeeky clean install of xorg-server, pulling in a masked to appropriate version nvidia-drivers, that the
  8. It's going on three months now. It's been an enlightening journey. But it looks like it's just going to end in heartbreak. I have installed funtoo/gentoo on my machine in so many different configurations I can't count. I've done uefi stub, uefi/grub, rEFInd with all sorts of filesytem configurations. I'm just now getting very confident in the function of everything. I was only able to get the kernel to boot once, with efi stub... and SPECIFICALLY with efi frambuffer [uncheck it and it's cooked again]... No other configuration will boot... at all. Is Kernel configuration really this ALL ..
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