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    Getting KDE to start

    Core system working well, including X. Problem is getting KDE to start; it doesn't. Tried sddm first - followed suggestions, adding it to /etc/conf.d/xdm DISPLAYMANAGER="sddm". That caused the system to hang when rc started xdm - got a blank screen with the mouse cursor, but nothing worked beyond that. Rebooted with the sysresqcd to log onto the system and delete xdm (with sddm as displaymanager) from the rc-update default setting. I've heard good things about gdm, but found no mention of someone using it to start KDE, and no instructions for how to aim the displaymanager at KDE, much less any other desktop environment. BTW, I followed what directions I could find as far as setting up sddm, including other users experiences with the frozen login screen. I'm stumped! (Again!)
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    Getting KDE to start

    Yes, dbus is enabled. I use consolekit; elogind in not installed. I'm going to try gnome. I've always used KDE in the past, but I think there is, right now, an issue with KDE's display manager. (Besides, I really enjoy starting an install from scratch....) Thanks for responding, Otakku!
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    USE flags? Why so necessary?

    Disclaimer: I used Gentoo back when it was still v.1.0 and drobbins still administered it. Used it for some years. (Sort of the perpetual newb!) Came over to Funtoo "just 'cuz" and built a nice, usable install with kde. Enjoyed it for a couple of years, then noticed that an upgrade was available. I upgraded, but the internet connection was borked following the upgrade; I figured the easiest (well, maybe not the easiest!) job would be to do a complete reinstall. So I did. Everything has gone well EXCEPT for the re-install of KDE. The USE flags are killing me! I cannot find an acceptable combo that satisfies Portage/emerge to let me install the set. I know that KDE developers work to make ALL their apps play nice with one another, so why are there so many conflicts that, supposedly, require specific USE flags to install properly? It's not like the use of USE flags is universal among Linux distros! So far as I know, Gentoo and Funtoo are unique among distros in using them, yet KDE doesn't build their apps predicated upon the incorporation of USE flags to complicate the issue! Are the specific USE flag requirements for a package set by Gentoo/Funtoo developers? Any workarounds?
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    USE flags? Why so necessary?

    Solved!!! Thanks to Lazlo.vii! It all worked great
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    USE flags? Why so necessary?

    Wow! Complete answer!! I commented out my USE flags in make.conf; didn't help. I'll write down your suggestions, try them, and report. Thanks a million! One more question: I'm not familiar with "dispatch-conf". Got a short explanation? Or can you point me to one, long or short?
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. OKAY! Found my answer. I'll just change my "epro" profile.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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    Can't emerge desktop

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