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Gentoo Configuration Files
Miscellaneous Config Files
x86 Config Files
- I've enabled TV out from my Asus GF4 video card, using XFree86
"TwinView". The XF86Config I previously used is here. Now I use Xorg, and my xorg.conf file is here.
I've set it up so that I can turn the TV on and off using C-Alt +/-.
Just the same as switching between resolutions in XFree86. Check it out.
(Sorry about the mess...)
- My /etc/fstab for a 3-disc, 190 Gb system (With WD Raptor SATA drive) is here.
- One of the most powerful features in gentoo is the USE variable. It allows programs to be compiled with support for various other features. It lives in /etc/make.conf. Here is my make.conf for x86. Note my USE flags, (which may be researched in /usr/portage/profiles/use.desc) and my CFLAGS.
- My linux-2.6.6-rc1 .config for this Abit NF7-S MoBo (nForce2 chipset) has more
or less been properly configured. I've enabled i2c, Sil3112 SATA, ALSA, and whatever else
I could think of. It's here.
- My /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 for the Abit NF7-S / Athlon-XP system
- An old /boot/grub/grub.conf file is here. Notice that it has framebuffer support, and shows a cool image while booting, like this.My current grub.conf is here.
- Why not include a screenshot?
- linux-126.96.36.199 is now stable and I've switched to it for my x86 box. So far, I'm very happy with it, despite the fact that I've had to build usb in or it wouldn't boot. For my Abit NF7-S box, here is some current info:
- My hardware as detected by lspci.
- The dmesg.
- My /usr/src/linux/.config which has changed a lot because SATA is now handled in the SCSI section, and APIC and ACPI don't cause random lockups anymore. I used to have to pass noapic and acpi=off in grub.conf...(or just do without those features altogether)
- Here's my new /etc/fstab. Notice my SATA drive is /dev/sda now.
Okay, so I completely lost my mind and built an amd64 box. It has dual Opteron-246's in a Tyan Thunder K8W motherboard, with a gig of ram per cpu. While I was at it, I also got an Nvidia-6800GT video card. The whole process took 3 months of eating Ramen noodles, but now that it's done I couldn't be happier. The cpu's never run any hotter than 46C, and the box is lightning fast.
- Here is my xorg.conf for the dual opteron system with an nvidia 6800GT video card. This config shows how I'm configured to run dual-monitors as well as a TV output from my PVR-350.
- Here is my dmesg.
- And my kernel .config.
- I decided to use JFS on this install and it worked out fine until I had a power outage. Some people swear by JFS, but they were the only ones to remain hosed after a fsck. Here's my fstab. Man fstab for the down-and-dirty.
- I'm using custom udev rules and everything is working perfectly, except for my webcam, but I'll get it figured out eventually. Here is an excellent link to get you started writing udev rules to support your unique hardware configuration.
- One of the most important config files on a gentoo system is /etc/make.conf. This file, particularly the CFLAGS variable, can make you or break you. Here's mine. For more information on CFLAGS, see the gcc documentation here and here.
- I kept getting the client-error-forbidden error when trying to cancel cups jobs. A google search turned up the fact that I needed to edit the /jobs section of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. Here it is.
- I boot directly from a SATA drive, and I have a special grub.conf to accomplish it. The doscsi bit makes it happen. Here is my grub.conf. Grub didn't want to boot this system with 4GB of RAM, so I pass the mem=4096M option, as advised by the good folks at Tyan.
- Here are a few important files in maintaining the set of packages on a gentoo system. /etc/portage/package.keywords is important on amd64 because it defines the set of packages you'll get. This file will change a lot and I'll update it frequently. Other files are package.use, package.unmask and /etc/portage/profiles/package.provided. If you look at my package.provided you'll notice that I'm telling gentoo not to manage those packages, primarily because 1) I don't want those packages from gnome, and 2) I'll manage java myself. As far as java goes, I downloaded the latest i586 JRE from Sun and unpacked and renamed it to /usr/local/java. That way I can use the 32bit symlink with mozilla-firefox-bin, and it works perfectly.
Sparc32 Config Files
I was lucky enough to get a few Sparcstation 20 systems
for $10 each, and I run gentoo on all of them.
- Here's my /etc/make.conf that makes it happen for sparc32.
- Here's the /etc/X11/XF86Config that is a little
different on sparc32.
- Here's my /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4
for the sparcstations. Audio is a little spotty, but at least I can listen to some Santana while I work. :)
- This is my kernel .config for linux-2.4.25, compiled for sparc32. Thanks to Linus, and all the dev's at gentoo-sparc, especially wesolows, cianranm and Weeve.
I decided that better performance was a must since you can't run many graphical programs on sparc32: they are useless for day to day use,
but make great server/firewalls. So I started lurking at eBay and picked up a 2x300 MHz Ultra60 with 512 MB RAM.[UPDATE - I got a cg14 graphics card and the ss20's are now decent workstations using Fluxbox!]
- Here is my make.conf for a Sun Ultra 60.
- Here is my linux-2.6.6 .config for a Sun Ultra 60. NOTE: I'm still using devfs because I think udev was responsible for some mouse trouble I was having. I'm still looking into that.
- Here is my xorg.conf, which is configured for my Elite3D video card and GDM-5010PT Sun monitor. I've enabled 3D by compiling Mesa-6.0.1 and then copying Mesa's libGL.so to /usr/lib/opengl/xorg-x11/lib/ and fixing the symlinks. My current glxinfo is here.
[EDIT] I've gone back to a 2.4 kernel on the sparc64. I'm currently using gentoo's sparc-sources-2.4.31 with the above xorg.conf. That xorg.conf will NOT work with a 2.6 kernel.[/EDIT]
- Here is my .config for linux-2.4.31-gentoo-r2
- For glx with an Elite/Creator3D you'll need firmware drivers from Sun. Luckily gentoo makes this easy. Simply download afb.ucode from me, move it to /usr/lib and emerge afbinit. An "rc-update add afbinit default" will ensure it's loaded at boot.
- bash-2.05b$ glxgears
492 frames in 5.0 seconds = 98.400 FPS
493 frames in 5.0 seconds = 98.600 FPS
I got a great deal on a Thinkpad T20 from psych-major on justlinux.com. Everything works fine, except the poweroff command. I still have to hit the power button manually after all processes finish.
- Here's my kernel .config for linux-2.6.17 (gentoo-sources).
- Here is my grub.conf. The nolapic option is supposed to help with the poweroff function not working.
- Here are the modules loaded at boot. I have an Orinoco Silver wireless card that is well supported.
- Here is the hardware detected by lspci.
- Gentoo users may find my make.conf useful.
- Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
- You will probably find this link invaluable in getting your Thinkpad going...