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  1. I wish there was an automatic installer where it looked at your hardware, made some recommendations and then let you how to install from there using a simple set of meta-packages. Ex: You probably don't want to install the latest kde or something on a 512Mb system, and you likely won't use it as a workstation, so that leaves tiny desktop with all the options trimmed, or embedded server. I started something along those lines, but I had to put it on the back burner.
  2. Odd - I had it set to 30 days. Maybe a bug in the uploader. I'll try it manually.. emerge --info http://pastebin.com/4xZVEBmV Xorg.log http://pastebin.com/KnAPZQrp
  3. new install, xorg 1.16.1_r1 (reporting working with these drivers by drobbins on 11/6 https://bugs.funtoo.org/browse/FL-1638), Xorg.log file http://pastebin.com/NaArJWnD , emerge --info http://pastebin.com/hvztpAkb , the at-drivers is 14.9.-r1 (same bug report). kernel is ck-sources 3.14.4 (configured by me) Yes, I read the install guide for Funtoo. And the one for Arch which is much more informative https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMD_Catalyst#Troubleshooting Before you ask, radeon is configured as module, but listed in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf so it shouldn't be loading
  4. Thats what I needed to know. I figured it was just checking there and would check other directories next. Thanks
  5. OK - here is the only line in my logs that might explain: Taro ~ # grep '(EE)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. [ 478.015] (EE) AIGLX error: failed to open /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so, error[/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory] This is odd because the file is in /usr/lib64/modules/dri. Why is it looking in the wrong place and how do I tell it to look in the ri
  6. 486s? My 8Mhz Atari ST can open a window faster than my multi-Ghz Linux box. Application load speed was about the same and considering how slow that old hard drive was .... Vi mode inside emacs ? Wow. My head exploded. Emacs really DOES do everything. Thats like having an Amiga mode inside your Atari. Oh wait .... that was called Spectrum 512. We did have that, we just didn't admit it. It might have ended the war. And the MCIBTYC wars spurned years of healthy innovation. Bringing back the Desktop wars is tempting, but these days its more of a foot fight - no one rallies behind a
  7. I run ati-drivers which build against the kernel headers. I happen to know that enough changed when 3.16 was released the ati-drivers would fail to build its kernel module, and that was with kernel headers that actually matched the running kernel. So, knowing the API changed that much in 3.16, running a 3.13 kernel and headers for 3.17 just sounds like suicide to me, especially since I need the ATI drivers because they magically fix some LyX issues and I can't live without LyX. But - you are guys are telling me that it won't hurt, and that I can't stop it from doing its thing anyway.
  8. It didn't used to be that way. Today, we are integrating search engines into desktops (a bad interface on top of a security and privacy violation) rather than fixing bugs. I was just told that the inconsistent interface items in Elementary (some applications can't change themes and stuck on "dark", and if you change the rest of the windows to dark to match than your notifications are black on black - *doh* - idiots!) The reply (after about 3 or 4 months) is that is an intentional developer feature. The devs can't change there own theme that they have to be locked in to one that is non-
  9. Can you explain to me what that means? And I just got the old sandbox violation back. Its not consistent with what error it gives me :/
  10. Did you have the vala USE flag on? Masking that flag for this build will fix it, but its kinda pointless to have the flag if it doesn't work. And I just did a sync a few hours ago and it didn't fix it. I just did ANOTHER sync (I'm sure glad funtoo uses git and not rsync) and it looks like it might work this time! I always update dependencies and such, so its pulling in a few updates before it does gedit - and its done! SOLVED I know that packages are sometimes masked for testing. Is it possible to mask a package by USE flags and version and not just version? If this were possible, y
  11. The sandbox violation went away!!! But, it still fails ... but the log looks clean. Look: Emerge: checking whether to build static libraries... yes checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-g++ -E config.status: creating ext/phar/phar.1 config.status: creating ext/phar/phar.phar.1 config.status: creating main/php_config.h config.status: executing libtool commands config.status: executing default commands >>> Source configured. >>> Failed to emerge dev-lang/php-5.5.19, Log file: >>> '/var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.5.19/temp/build.l
  12. It's not that I don't know how. I'm busy USING the system. I've decided to use ShellInABox for a project and it hasn't been updated in about 2 years, so I'm picking up all the patches and forks people have dropped all over the net, plus fixing a bunch of stuff myself and reconfiguring how it handles colors, adding a color reducer for programs that think your terminal can handle 256 color ... *sigh* ... and its all in Javascript. Haven't used that in ages. I just assumed that after a decade this stuff would be more mature. However, it seems like a regression. I used to use Gentoo a lo
  13. But .. I have the whole kernel sources including the headers. Installing headers for a different version that may have a different set of patches doesn't seem right. I guess I'll let it. :/ Can't break it any more than it already is.
  14. OK, I have my kernel in @system, not in @world, and my kernel sources don't support 3.17 yet because its ck-sources, nor do I want to upgrade my kernel. I'm tired of compiling and tired of stuff being broken. WHY is it trying to install kernel-headers 3.17-r1? My kernel is 3.13, so this sounds like a really BAD idea. Shouldn't portage be smart enough not to do this? Maybe funtoo was a bad idea. Weeks now and still not finished installing! This shouldn't be this difficult. I only did a sync because it was supposed to fix gedit's vapigen thing, and its still broken just giving m
  15. Fresh sync emerge: there are no ebuilds built with USE flags to satisfy "dev-lang/vala:0.26[vapigen]". !!! One of the following packages is required to complete your request: - dev-lang/vala-0.26.1::gentoo (Missing IUSE: vapigen) (dependency required by "app-editors/gedit-3.14.0[vala]" [ebuild]) (dependency required by "gedit" [argument]) I'm too tired to look at it
  16. uudruid74


    Musl on the other hand, I've heard of and it looks promising. There are people using it on Gentoo, but it looks like the support is pretty preliminary. I would actually like to see it get better support for bloat-reduction. Linux is getting FAT instead of FAST.
  17. Different problem, different topic, sorry. I just thought you may have remembered it from earlier. Still not sure if its a bug I need to report and waste people's time with, or something else ... http://forums.funtoo.org/index.php?/topic/270-cant-emerge-php-sandbox-violation/
  18. I did a similar trick having the Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc linked to the Windows versions of those directories on my Dad's laptop. That shares Linux and Windows files pretty seamlessly. I also did a trick where I can boot other versions of Linux and then boot the other in a virtual machine. The one in the virtual machine won't be able to see the shared partition and won't mount it, but it fails over to a network mount (shared by the host OS that does have it mounted) in the same location. You won't be able to share the base of your home directory, just subdirectories, but this is pr
  19. My only comment is that Oracle VirtualBox may not run Linux guests that well, but it works really well with a Win7 guest. I have some test study materials that are Windoze-only (and wine/play-on-linux won't run it in-spite of the fact that the .exe is written in java and needs Sun/Oracle java run-time to run - so much for portability), but the virtual machine even has a seamless mode. I keep my linux dock on the bottom and the Win7 one on the top and both can share the desktop more or less seamlessly. The linux dock only hides when its covered so it stays accessibly and the Windows task-bar
  20. OK cool. Will try it tonight (I removed the vala flag for that build to work around it for now). Any ideas on PHP? I've re-emerged the whole system and PHP is the only one that refuses to build :/ Maybe it will be better after the sync. I just don't like syncing that often because I want to stick with a more or less stable set of packages that all build correctly, plus we're bandwith limited here so running out of monthly allotment is an issue.
  21. configure of gedit (with the vala use flag, but manually running ./configure --enable-vala=yes) says ... checking whether to forbid deprecated symbols... no checking for itstool... itstool checking for xmllint... xmllint checking for gobject-introspection... yes checking for pkg-config... (cached) /usr/bin/pkg-config checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes configure: error: vapigen >= 0.25.1 not found Taro gedit-3.14.0 # vapigen-0.2 vapigen-0.22 vapigen-0.24 vapigen-0.26 OK, here is the section of ./configure that is failing. Notice all the tests that don't have variab
  22. Have you see the way grub is configured on the Gentoo liveCD? Doesn't look like grub at all except for the "Welcome to Grub" printed by the EFI loader right before the graphical menu starts. Even boots the kernel in a little window! I have no idea how they pulled that off yet, but I'll be looking into it.
  23. Couple questions since we are on the topic. Will Grub scale the given image to the current resolution, or do you have to provide a copy of the image in every resolution? Is there a tutorial on how to change the menu size? I've seen the menus placed in various parts of the screen, changed to use icons, and all sorts of stuff. The last Gentoo live DVD is a good example. Its a big download, but the grub on it is newer than what funtoo has available and the configuration is very well done! In the loopback mount that you did, have you ever tried to grab the ISO off NFS? I think it
  24. Take your known "good/stable" kernel image and initrd and copy them to new names that genkernel won't overwrite. The problem with automatically doing this is that you might be running genkernel because the old one doesn't work, which would overwrite the other ".old" that is good, or you end up with a million copies of kernels (like my Ubuntu-based system that likes to upgrade the kernel and break shit all the time and leave with a million kernels in my grub menu.
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