(gentoo) configurations that worked for me.
any affiliates take no responsibilty on broken software/hardware or
anything by using this information!
(i still suspect xorg 7.2 might overheat i915
graphics chip on the aopen 915B..)
(currently using 3230s hp with ati hd2400, check there for latest configuration)
The configurations might not be perfect (for
might deliver at least a starting point where basics work.
All kernels used were vanilla sources, so that
should be useful to non gentoo users as well.
i in case of gentoo troubles (just recovered mine (july '09)):
my personal gentoo tricks archive to recover from zero...
(deleting /var/db is not the brightest idea?)
The t8000 and Sun
ultra 5 are mostly used as servers, while the aopen 915B and
HP-Pavilion s3230 were used as
therefore the desktops have proven xorg support,
(i915 and ati hd 2400 pro with hw direct rendering
support) while the server configs (t8000/sparc5)
might lack any
package.keywords files are used to install the
nonstable versions, in some cases they are very necessary
things to do
copy the kernel config files as
/usr/src/linux where the dir is a link towards like
clean && make && make modules_install
cp System.conf /boot/System.conf
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/<your
kernel image file..>
if u use lilo, run lilo, with grub do
nothing unless youve changed the filename.
things that helped:
if youre using sata drives, make sure the ide
generic support flag is TURNED OFF:
# CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC is not set
(hope its the
correct one.should be the generic ide support within make menuconfig on
gave me a headache to get it workin..)
for the i915 make sure you re-emerge the intel
drivers again after the whole xorg is there.
Same with the ati drivers, plus the ati
proprietary drivers need all
the latest stuff therefore put all
package.keywords for it to work)
Boot stuff :
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Linux some info about how to
boot to linux from a vista bootloader.
the easybcd is ok to have a dual boot vista
grub remember to count one off of the final drive number like
kernel (hd0,4)/kernel-2.6.24 root=/dev/sda6
to boot from /dev/sda5, having the "/" aka root
device on /dev/sda6.
Gentoo related workarounds:
on cache.cache_errors.CacheCorruption: do this:
rm -rf /var/cache/edb/dep
avoiding "poor code kills airplanes" (after portage 2.2 or so):
Aopen 915-B minipc
kernel .config kernel 220.127.116.11
HP 3230s gentoo kernel config slimline (intel core duo/ati hd 2400 pro) pick this.. latest updates here...
in case of dbus uuid troubles, found out that the only way to get libuuid is when
emerging sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs !!! (see gentootricks)
xorg.conf for fglrx driver
xorg.conf for radeon driver (using it,still faster)
kernel 18.104.22.168 (Full release used from kernel.org)
have kernel 3.5.2 running with amd driver 12.6-legacy
howto patch (not perfect but works..)
Kernel 22.214.171.124 and amd 9.12 release (did the same patch again as with 9.11 kernel 2.6.32)..
download the driver to ati-driver-installer-9-11-x86.x86_64.run to /usr/src/
run the installer once:
it will fail.
vi kcl_io.c and add the line
for example on the 3 line of the include part.
then run the install again in the same directory with
it will tell you at the end to
cd /lib/modules/fglrx (same as cd .. ?;))
i found the solution to this one on:
(check message #2 from SevenMachines. thanks!)
Otherwise keep an eye on http://www.phoronix.com
they mostly have some of the best info on graphics drivers.
Used to have some problem with xorg 1.5.3 and hal, no mouse no keyboard :
I needed to add the following to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "true"
Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false"
and it was back again. got the info from:
there seems to be an alternative with proper hal config.
Other things that i found and helped on updating gentoo were:
if your using ati this is quite important..:
eselect opengl set ati
update after emerge --sync:
emerge -pvnN @installed
otherwise i did the usual for world update:
emerge -uN world || until emerge --resume --skipfirst; do emerge --resume --skipfirst; done;init 0
Sparc ultra 5