[PLUG] Gentoo 2006

Ranjit Bhonsle ranjya at gmail.com
Sat Sep 16 02:33:09 PDT 2006


hi everbody,
I have been trying out Gentoo 2006.0 Live.
I had a slight difficulty starting X.
Solved that problem after finding a neat prog "xorgconfig".
To start with the splash screen gives one a feeling of lots of
colourful desktop space to end with a drab grey desktop.
Though it recognises my network card d-link 538tx some
amount of terminal typing is needed. A gui here would
have been greatly appreciated. This is also true for Ubuntu
dapper. I mean here most people with broadband would
connect with adsl afaik. Here adsl-setup is used and on
Ubuntu pppoeconfig is used. I am yet to get my scroll
function enabled. Also my sound. Any pointers.
I tried using my Ubuntu setings.
# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxismapping"       "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
    Option "CorePointer"
Does not work or needs a reboot,not just a logout.
That would start me at the start with nox.
Anyway somebody had posted about missing the fun
in early linux and its config....try gentoo is my suggestion.
Ranjit.


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