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  1. Probably not the issue, but might be worth trying ... I'm not using Gnome yet, but I do use the ATI drivers (actually using Elementary at the moment, which is based on Gnome). One problem I consistently found is that I would often get odd behavior after certain upgrades. I tracked it down to having an xorg.conf file. Even the one generated by aticonfig causes problems. If I just erase the file, Xorg autodetects everything perfectly - and I have an extra USB wireless keyboard/mouse, a synaptics touchpad, a touchscreen, and a graphics tablet plus an external HDMI monitor (in addition to
  2. I wish it was just a USE flag. I used equery to find out what the currently installed php USE flags were. I tried emerging it with the original flags (adding them to package.use) and it still fails with the sandbox violation. I could keep this setting in there so that the system doesn't try to recompile it, but ... 1 - I want to get rid of the dependencies for those flags, 2 - this tells me something is broken and I need to fix it before something else breaks. In the meantime, I have no idea what to do about this. I don't understand why php is looking at the cgroup stuff or why portage
  3. I installed everything that way without problems. Not realizing that the defaults for quickpkg don't save config files ... but using the packages in an emerge will write blank ones over my /etc files ... I have a nicely upgraded system, but once the emerge stopped, its all broken. I've done the best I can to repair my /etc files, but something is stopping this package from installing. I did try setting /bin/sh to bash just to be sure that wouldn't fix it. No dice. Any other ideas and what it could be?
  4. OK - I went to change a few USE flags (turning off some stuff I don't need like LDAP), and PHP won't emerge. Its the same version. I don't know how I broke it :/ The errors appear to be access-denied errors to /sys/fs/cgroup 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. * --------------------------- ACCESS VIOLATION SUMMARY --------------------------- * LOG FILE: "/var/log/sandbox/sandbox-1746
  5. Well - not currently running Funtoo while I clean up a mess and get everything tweaked the way I want it. This is my old system - a combination of Elementary Beta with added UbuntuStudio packages and the Cairo-Dock instead of a desktop. My terminal slides down from the top with a hot-key. You get brownie points if you can guess whats on the second screen. I dropped the jpg quality way down because its so big.
  6. Well, I decided that after changing various flags and upgrading my C compiler, I would go ahead and recompile my whole system to make sure that everything compiled cleanly and to make sure there would be no breakage in the future. I started with an emerge gcc to get the new compiler. Then I did emerge -e @system to recompile all of the system-level stuff with the new compiler. Good so far. Next I went to do -e @world, but to make sure it wouldn't do @system again, I decided to just quickpkg @system and then let emerge install from those packages if it hit a dependency. Sounds logica
  7. The sliding penguins are definately cool, although it doesn't convey a single "mascot" to rally behind. Here is the closest I could find on Tux Factory: http://tux.crystalxp.net/en.id.2358-snow-boy-v2.html Although I didn't spend a lot of time searching. Can anyone compare/contract fbsplash with Plymouth? Is plymouth safe to use with hardened? I know fbsplash will keep the console pretty after boot finishes and plymouth doesn't, but if it won't work on hardened I think its kinda pointless. The way I look at it, most people using desktops will never see the consoles. Most people runn
  8. There is a different between EFI and UEFI. The latter has signed security certificates, which I don't think funtoo supports (not sure) since someone has to be the certificate signer. This would be a bad combination as you would have to sign your kernel ever time you make a change and then manually tell the BIOS to accept the new certificate. Its a little bit easier to just have a signed GRUB and I think GRUB will bypass the rest of the "secure boot" options. If you can turn off the "secure boot" options in your BIOS, start there. Other than that, make sure you have an EFI partition
  9. UHmm ... 'forced' to maintain init scripts? Dude. Hate to tell you this, but this is UNIX, not Windows. If you develop a Unix service, you can write the init script or let the admin do it, but this has been a standard for ... 40 years? Thats like saying a Windows developer is "foced" to have an installer program. A shell-less boot? I hate to tell you this, but a shell is part of UNIX. I need a shell no matter what. I don't need DBUS. A UNIX shell is a requirement of a UNIX system. You are adding requirements, not taking them away. Linux = Linus + Unix Just proof that syste
  10. I don't mind people using systemd at all. Its the lock-in that people are being forced to use it that I don't like! And starting services with sockets and dbus just seems like a BAD idea to me. I want as little as possible in-between my services and getting them up and running - the less to break the better. I don't like adding MORE single points of failure. I'm sure its fine on a desktop, but not if I'm forced into it. I think systemd had good intentions, I can see what they were trying to do, but I don't like the way they want about it, nor do I like Gnome being so reliant on it (or
  11. Hmm ... thank you for all the information. Its quite interesting. Would it be possible to patch ConsoleKit and pm-utils so that Gnome can use the same API that it uses to talk to systemd's utilities? Sort of pretending to be systemd? Or would that not be possible? I'm just thinking that if you have to fork and maintain other utilities, perhaps it would be possible to avoid patching gnome as well (or waiting for them to put back the support upstream now that everyone is jumping on the systemd bandwagon). I'm not sure what methods systemd uses, but I suppose if its a single socket for bot
  12. And I heard that Gnome itself didn't depend on systemd, but the login manager depended on logind, which was in-term systemd. Was there more to it?
  13. I have two questions: Whats the point of wayland? From what I can tell, its supposed to be faster, but is it really? Won't we be losing the network transparency of X? I kinda like being able to SSH into a host and run a GUI app. And I don't think VNC is an alternative. VNC still doesn't work as well or as fast as remote X. I'm in no hurry to give up X. And I hear games are actually slower, and that is where speed matters most (I don't play games much, but thats not the point). A few things I do with X: I have a script that ties into bash that remembers what the window ID is for
  14. l33t- do you really expect anyone to take you seriously with that name? I'm really curious just how much faster its really booting - are we talking 2 or 3 seconds, or 10 or 15? And how many services are simply delayed to continue start-up after gdm has loaded? Perhaps a better test would be to have the system boot straight to the desktop without a login. Other questions: 1 - Have you compared to OpenRC's parallel option? 2 - Have you tried changing /bin/sh to point to dash instead of bash? This will make your scripts run faster as long as they don't require bash extensions. I know
  15. Oh yeah, I don't mean manually changing the title. I mean having emerge show what its emerging automatically in the title. I actually edited it (slight bug if package name ends in an r or a). Portage/Emerge also does this, but uses the wrong escape sequence for the "screen" terminal type. Its done through an ANSI escape sequence, the same way it does colors, but in this case its not portable to all terminal types. I actually plan on making another change. Both Compiling and Cleaning start with the same letter, so just having C isn't descriptive and I don't have enough room for the whol
  16. Do very many people here create ebuilds? After all, most everything that I can think of already has an ebuild or an overlay. I suppose if the process to create your own ebuilds were a bit more sane, we could easily do the same with funtoo using the forums.There are votes and file attaches here right? Right now, the only ebuild I need is actually porting the catalyst-test from arch's AUR. They have things working with the latest Xorg and released kernel which doesn't seem to have a Funtoo/Gentoo equivalent yet. And while I don't play games, I found LyX to be horribly slow (unusable - i
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    Actually C++. Interesting that its slower! I would expect the opposite - python isn't known for speed. As for his claims on readability of the code, I'm not a huge python fan, but I have nothing against it. C++ I really don't like. And reading through the site, I kind of got the impression that the developer was another LP-type, a bit too full of himself it seemed. Thanks for the verification on this. That makes a bigger difference over a script running faster or slower by a few seconds, especially when the compile itself will be taking up the largest percentage of the time rather than
  18. OK - my mistake. Apparently, this is supposed to be automatic, but its not working with my setup. My TERM is "screen" which is supposed to work, but the terminal is running tmux. I assume screen and tmux are compatible, but setting the window title can be done two different ways. There is also the issue that window titles should be kept small when running a terminal multiplexer, so I hacked the right escape sequence in and added a regex to shorten the information (turned "Compile" ->C, "1 of 2" -> "1/2", removed the version from the package, and chopped up the rest). If anyone e
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    Just wondering if anyone has tried Paludis and/or Exherbo and what they thought of it. I'd rather have the opinions of the guys here rather than ask over there as I'm pretty sure they'll just tell me why they are so great. I wanna hear it all. http://paludis.exherbo.org
  20. I've been away for awhile, and coming back into the fold, I decided I wanted to just *use* my computer, not tweak it. I just want it to work. And so I installed Ubuntu thinking it would be the way to go. And I had problems and thought the search thing and commercialism was wrong, so I changed to Ubuntu-Studio to make jack work and get rid of the commercial stuff, but the GUI was still not great (added Cairo-dock to it) and things not well integrated, and I really liked some of the stuff Elementary was doing, so I switched to Elementary with Ubuntu-Studio packages added with Cairo-dock graft
  21. Am I imagining things, or was there a flag to pass to emerge that makes it set your window title to the currently building package along with the [x of y] style designation? Like changing the window title to "[3/5] apache" If it doesn't exist, would anyone but me find it useful?
  22. Adding a note that this issue seems to be in apr-util as well, added bug FL-1726 EDIT: For future reference, this set of problems was caused by changing /bin/sh to dash. The libtool being used is /usr/share/build-1/libtool running equery b /usr/share/build-1/libtool shows that this file was installed by dev-libs/apr-1.5.1-r1. It actually keeps information about your CFLAGS and shell and other information in this file. If you change your CFLAGS or change /bin/sh then you must reinstall this file by running: emerge apr This seems to fix things, and apr-utils and subversion then emerg
  23. Ah - cgdisk does indeed work, but you can't resize a partition. Thats fine for people that are installing funtoo as their only OS, but you won't be able to dual-boot. I kind of wish it had some sort of "Expert" button in the interface to drop to the gdisk shell. That leaves a split that kinda makes sense, but might be tough to support. Mainly, text most would use the cfdisk/cgdisk tools and wouldn't support resizing or moving partitions (pretty much required to dual-boot with Windows). People dual-booting with WIndows would likely prefer a graphical installer anyway, and then you get t
  24. Well, cfdisk doesn't support GPT and nparted is long gone. This explains why Redhat doesn't support text based installs through Anaconda unless you have a kickstart file automating it. There is no current partitioning tool that doesn't need a GUI. I will likely do the same with a command line partitioning option (no gui) unless someone wants to throw up a quick "dialog" based wrapper around parted (which does support resizing partitions and the like from the command line). Edit: PyParted is just python bindings for libparted, which is what anaconda uses to do its partitioning.
  25. Well, I was actually thinking of modifying Anaconda to call emerge instead of rpm, or maybe Anaconda uses PackageKit and then most of the work will have been done? (crossing fingers - I haven't looked at the source). But Anaconda supports both text and graphical installs, although I heard they've stopped supported all but a kickstart install through the text interface. That leaves me in an annoying position dealing with RedHat's decision, but its either that or try to write a lot of code myself. That script looks interesting, but the author has made some weird choices. Says pulseaudio
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