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  1. FOUND IT! I knew this before from using Gentoo, but too much time elapsed between then and now. It is never a good idea to have many use flags set when emerging large packages. In this case, I applied "kde" and "kde-plasma-5" mix-ins to my epro before I had X working. I fixed the issue by removing both mix-in flags, and then doing what still needed to be done to get a working X. THEN I re-applied the kde and kde-plasma-5 mix-ins, and, really, life is good again.
  2. When emerge stops, the reason given is "USE flag 'ia64-linux' not in IUSE" for package. So I type "USE="ia64-linux" emerge dev-qt/qtcore" and process goes to completion. Great! When I again type emerge nvidia-drivers, figuring that portage would see that dev-qt/qtcore had already been emerged and hence wasn't needed, I see that, again qtcore had been merged with the same result! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? I think I need help!
  3. OKAY! Found my answer. I'll just change my "epro" profile.
  4. Additionally, I intended pointing out that the "ACCEPT_KEYWORDS" phrase was a necessity in Gentoo when choosing whether to use "current"ly released packages or stable ones.
  5. The above phrase was/is used in the /etc/portage/make.conf file to indicate to portage whether to build the stable packages or to build the "other than stable" packages. In Funtoo, is choosing the "current" stage equivalent to using ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64"? I'm asking because I think I want to dial back the KDE packages I've installed.
  6. tbill

    Can't emerge desktop

    It's all good, now! Close the case, Watson!
  7. tbill

    Can't emerge desktop

    "Emerge --sync" didn't help, had to mask the package. (My Gentoo reflexes are rusty - shoulda thought of it at first!). KDE is installing without a hitch now. Thanks!!
  8. tbill

    Can't emerge desktop

    I know I should have posted the emerge info, but.... Seemed to me that there would be so many complaints about this that the emerge info would be a glut on the forum. And thanks for responding! I so recently ran an rsync and etc that I figured I'd have the most recent everything. Evidently not!
  9. tbill

    Can't emerge desktop

    Always used kde before with Gentoo; never had a problem. Now kde install borks at pda-apps/libplist. Couldn't get past it, so I tried Gnome. Same, WTF? Tried Cinnamon and xfce; all same. Granted, it's been awhile since I left Linux alone (damned MS and its then-president!), but I didn't expect this prob when I came back to the light side. Had no probs installing the basic OS, or even getting X going with twm. Cannot see my way past this. Thanks to anyone in advance for a successfully helping hand!
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