/[gentoo]/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml
Gentoo

Diff of /xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml

Parent Directory Parent Directory | Revision Log Revision Log | View Patch Patch

Revision 1.37 Revision 1.38
11<author title="Editor"><mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail></author> 11<author title="Editor"><mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail></author>
12<author title="Editor"><mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail></author> 12<author title="Editor"><mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail></author>
13<author title="Editor"><mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail></author> 13<author title="Editor"><mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail></author>
14<abstract>This FAQ is a collection of questions and answers collected from the gentoo-dev mailing list and from IRC -- if you have any questions (or answers!) to add, please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team.</abstract> 14<abstract>This FAQ is a collection of questions and answers collected from the gentoo-dev mailing list and from IRC -- if you have any questions (or answers!) to add, please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team.</abstract>
15 15
16<version>1.1.4</version> 16<version>1.1.5</version>
17<date>29 June 2003</date> 17<date>August 20th, 2003</date>
18 18
19<chapter> 19<chapter>
20<title>Featured Questions</title> 20<title>Featured Questions</title>
21<section> 21<section>
22<title>Getting Started</title> 22<title>Getting Started</title>
31<title>Installation</title> 31<title>Installation</title>
32<body> 32<body>
33<ul> 33<ul>
34<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect1">What is the difference between the .iso and .tbz2 files?</uri></li> 34<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect1">What is the difference between the .iso and .tbz2 files?</uri></li>
35<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect2">Why do the build .iso and .tbz2 files sometimes have different -r (revision) numbers?</uri></li> 35<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect2">Why do the build .iso and .tbz2 files sometimes have different -r (revision) numbers?</uri></li>
36<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect3">I have a Sony Super-Slim VAIO laptop, and the Gentoo Linux CD is having problems finding my PCMCIA ATAPI CD-ROM.</uri></li>
37<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect4">I'm finding things to be really unstable and I'm using "-O9 -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer" optimizations. What gives?</uri></li> 36<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect3">I'm finding things to be really unstable and I'm using "-O9 -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer" optimizations. What gives?</uri></li>
38<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect5">What's the default root password after installation?</uri></li> 37<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect4">What's the default root password after installation?</uri></li>
39<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect6">How can i change the root (or indeed any other user's) password?</uri></li> 38<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect5">How can i change the root (or indeed any other user's) password?</uri></li>
40<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect7">How do i add a normal user?</uri></li> 39<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect6">How do i add a normal user?</uri></li>
41<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect8">Why can't a user su to root? </uri></li> 40<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect7">Why can't a user su to root? </uri></li>
42<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect9">How do I enable devfs?</uri></li> 41<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect8">How do I enable devfs?</uri></li>
43<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect10">How to I disable devfs?</uri></li> 42<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect9">How to I disable devfs?</uri></li>
44<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect11">How do I get a /dev/mouse that doesn't go away when I reboot (when using devfs)? </uri></li> 43<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect10">How do I get a /dev/mouse that doesn't go away when I reboot (when using devfs)? </uri></li>
45<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect12">Grub can't find stage x.y?</uri></li> 44<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect11">Grub can't find stage x.y?</uri></li>
46<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect13">My ASUS CUV4X-D won't boot and it freezes during various stages of kernel loading and hardware detection.</uri></li> 45<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect12">My ASUS CUV4X-D won't boot and it freezes during various stages of kernel loading and hardware detection.</uri></li>
47<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect14">If I have Gentoo 1.4_rc1 can I upgrade to 1.4_rc2, 1.4_final/_rc3 without reinstalling?</uri></li> 46<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect13">If I have Gentoo 1.4_rc1 can I upgrade to 1.4_rc2, 1.4_final/_rc3 without reinstalling?</uri></li>
48<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect15">My kernel doesn't boot (properly), what should I do now?</uri></li> 47<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect14">My kernel doesn't boot (properly), what should I do now?</uri></li>
48<li><uri link="#doc_chap3_sect15">My proxy requires authentification, what do I have to do?</uri></li>
49</ul> 49</ul>
50</body> 50</body>
51</section> 51</section>
52<section> 52<section>
53<title>Package Management</title> 53<title>Package Management</title>
188 </p> 188 </p>
189 </body> 189 </body>
190 </section> 190 </section>
191 191
192 <section> 192 <section>
193 <title>I have a Sony Super-Slim VAIO laptop, and the Gentoo Linux CD is having problems
194 finding my PCMCIA ATAPI CD-ROM.</title>
195 <body>
196 <p>Make sure the second IDE port is set to CDROM (it unsets itself if the device isn't
197 attached on boot) then do the following at the isolinux <c>boot:</c> prompt:</p>
198<pre>
199boot: <i>rescue ide2=0x180,0x386</i>
200</pre>
201<p>If you are using a 1.0_rc5 or earlier boot CD, apart from thinking about downloading the latest iso,
202type <c>gentoo</c> instead of <c>rescue</c>, above.</p>
203</body>
204
205</section>
206 <section>
207 <title>I'm finding things to be really unstable and I'm using "-O9 -ffast-math 193 <title>I'm finding things to be really unstable and I'm using "-O9 -ffast-math
208 -fomit-frame-pointer" optimizations. What gives?</title> 194 -fomit-frame-pointer" optimizations. What gives?</title>
209 <body> 195 <body>
210 <p>Don't bother using anything higher than <c>-O3</c> since it isn't support by current versions 196 <p>Don't bother using anything higher than <c>-O3</c> since it isn't support by current versions
211 of gcc. Very aggressive optimizations sometimes cause the compiler to streamline the assembly code 197 of gcc. Very aggressive optimizations sometimes cause the compiler to streamline the assembly code
369 follow the same steps, but instead of configuring/compiling your kernel you 355 follow the same steps, but instead of configuring/compiling your kernel you
370 should reconfigure your bootloader (recompilation isn't necessary). 356 should reconfigure your bootloader (recompilation isn't necessary).
371 </p> 357 </p>
372 </body> 358 </body>
373 </section> 359 </section>
360 <section>
361 <title>My proxy requires authentification, what do I have to do?</title>
362 <body>
363
364 <p>
365 When you have to download something using <c>wget</c>, use the
366 following syntax to authenticate yourself:
367 </p>
368<pre caption = "Proxy-authentification using wget">
369# <i>wget --proxy-user=</i><comment>username</comment><i> --proxy-passwd=</i><comment>password</comment><i> &lt;url&gt;</i>
370</pre>
371 <p>
372 To have Portage automatically use this scheme, define it in
373 <path>/etc/make.conf</path>:
374 </p>
375<pre caption = "/etc/make.conf">
376FETCHCOMMAND="wget --proxy-user=<comment>username</comment> --proxy-passwd=<comment>password</comment> -t 5 --passive-ftp -P \${DISTDIR} \${URI}"
377RESUMECOMMAND="/usr/bin/wget --proxy-user=<comment>username</comment> --proxy-passwd=<comment>password</comment> -c -t 5 --passive-ftp -P \${DISTDIR} \${URI}"
378</pre>
379 <p>
380 Sadly, <c>rsync</c> doesn't seem to support username/password
381 authentification for proxies. See <uri link="#doc_chap4_sect10">What
382 if rsync doesn't work for me?</uri> for more information on how to
383 handle this situation.
384 </p>
385
386 </body>
387 </section>
388
374</chapter> 389</chapter>
375 390
376<chapter> 391<chapter>
377 <title>Package Management</title> 392 <title>Package Management</title>
378 <section> 393 <section>
692 </p> 707 </p>
693 <pre caption = "Making new users their terminal clear on logout"> 708 <pre caption = "Making new users their terminal clear on logout">
694# <i>echo clear &gt;&gt; /etc/skel/.bash_logout</i></pre> 709# <i>echo clear &gt;&gt; /etc/skel/.bash_logout</i></pre>
695 </body> 710 </body>
696 </section> 711 </section>
697 712
698 713
699</chapter> 714</chapter>
700 715
701<chapter> 716<chapter>
702 <title>Maintenance</title> 717 <title>Maintenance</title>

Legend:
Removed from v.1.37  
changed lines
  Added in v.1.38

  ViewVC Help
Powered by ViewVC 1.1.20