Tag Archive for 'gentoo'

Upgrading to Xorg-X11 7.3 with ati-drivers 8.42.3 on Gentoo

I’m a sucker for bleeding edge technology. After posting before about upgrading to the 8.42.3 ati drivers, I realized I was using Xorg-X11 7.2, not 7.3, which is the latest. The latest 7.3 ebuild contains a block on the ati drivers. The block is no longer necessary though because the 8.42.3 drivers are compatible and […]

AIGLX, Compiz-Fusion, Gentoo, and my ATI Radeon 9600 Card with 8.42.3

Update: As of the last couple days (11/18/07), an ebuild has been added to portage for these drivers. It’s no longer necessary to create your own. So the Long Anticipated ATI drivers that support AIGLX are released. I’ve been wishing for this long before anyone ever mentioned it was a possibility. I’ve got my Gentoo […]

The perennially late Gentoo gnome-light ebuilds

If you run Gentoo Linux for your desktop, and you happen to favor the Gnome desktop environment, you may have noticed the incredible number of packages that need to be installed in order to install the gnome ebuild. The ability to pick and choose just those components you need for a system is one of […]

Gentoo Init Scripts for Cherrypy

A few of the web applications I am hosting/developing are written with TurboGears which uses Cherrypy as its applications server. I have a couple things that need fixed for hosting CherryPy web applications on my Gentoo systems. First, there are no init scripts for CherryPy. Second, I’m running mulitple web applications per machine. I run […]

Upgrading an OLD Gentoo Machine.

I’m in the process of re-installing a pretty old machine with the latest Gentoo. I’ve got a shared NFS directory with portage and all my machines are using a packages directory. After one machine builds something, another machine can simply install the built package. Here is a portion of the make.conf on each machine. FEATURES=”-distlocks […]

One way to unemerge lots of unneeded packages on Gentoo Linux

As part of a recent project, I had installed a lot of packages on a separate machine to test my configuration. As is common, with Gentoo, you want to run the following before you actually emerge anything: emerge -p <package_name> In this particular case, I noticed the dependency list was pretty long (50 packages to […]



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