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2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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5 5
6<book link="handbook-sparc.xml"> 6<book link="handbook-sparc.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux/SPARC Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux/SPARC Handbook</title>
8 8
9<author title="Chief Architect"> 9<author title="Chief Architect">
108 108
109<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 109<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
110<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 110<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
111<license/> 111<license/>
112 112
113<version>1.60</version> 113<version>2.24</version>
114<date>March 6, 2004</date> 114<date>May 09, 2004</date>
115 115
116<part> 116<part>
117<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 117<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
118<abstract> 118<abstract>
119In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 119In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
129</chapter> 129</chapter>
130 130
131<chapter> 131<chapter>
132<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 132<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
133<abstract> 133<abstract>
134You can install Gentoo in many ways. You can use our LiveCD, an existing 134You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
135distribution etc. 135Gentoo from one of our LiveCDs.
136</abstract> 136</abstract>
137 <include href="hb-install-sparc-medium.xml"/> 137 <include href="hb-install-sparc-medium.xml"/>
138</chapter> 138</chapter>
139 139
140<chapter> 140<chapter>
141<title>Configuring your Network</title> 141<title>Configuring your Network</title>
142<abstract> 142<abstract>
143If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup 143If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
144networking. 144networking.
145</abstract> 145</abstract>
146 <include href="../hb-install-network.xml"/> 146 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
147</chapter> 147</chapter>
148 148
149<chapter> 149<chapter>
150<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 150<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
151<abstract> 151<abstract>
159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160<abstract> 160<abstract>
161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we 161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we
162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
163</abstract> 163</abstract>
164 <include href="../hb-install-stage.xml"/> 164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165</chapter> 165</chapter>
166 166
167<chapter> 167<chapter>
168<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 168<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
169<abstract> 169<abstract>
170Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you 170Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
171have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how 171have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
172to progress to that stadium. 172to progress to that stadium.
173</abstract> 173</abstract>
174 <include href="../hb-install-system.xml"/> 174 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
175</chapter> 175</chapter>
176 176
177<chapter> 177<chapter>
178<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 178<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
179<abstract> 179<abstract>
188<abstract> 188<abstract>
189You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 189You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
190you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 190you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
191proceed. 191proceed.
192</abstract> 192</abstract>
193 <include href="../hb-install-config.xml"/> 193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
194</chapter> 194</chapter>
195 195
196<chapter> 196<chapter>
197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198<abstract> 198<abstract>
199Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of 199The SPARC architecture uses the SILO bootloader to fire up your Linux system. In
200configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
201and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your 200this chapter we step you through the process of configuring this bootloader to
202needs. 201your needs.
203</abstract> 202</abstract>
204 <include href="hb-install-sparc-bootloader.xml"/> 203 <include href="hb-install-sparc-bootloader.xml"/>
205</chapter> 204</chapter>
206 205
207<chapter> 206<chapter>
208<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 207<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
209<abstract> 208<abstract>
210As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you 209As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
211choose and install some important tools. 210choose and install some important tools.
212</abstract> 211</abstract>
213 <include href="../hb-install-tools.xml"/> 212 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
214</chapter> 213</chapter>
215 214
216<chapter> 215<chapter>
217<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 216<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
218<abstract> 217<abstract>
219You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your 218You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
220system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo 219system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
221system. 220system.
222</abstract> 221</abstract>
223 <include href="../hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 222 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
224</chapter> 223</chapter>
225 224
226<chapter> 225<chapter>
227<title>Where to go from here?</title> 226<title>Where to go from here?</title>
228<abstract> 227<abstract>
229Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next? 228Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
230</abstract> 229</abstract>
231 <include href="../hb-install-next.xml"/> 230 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
232</chapter> 231</chapter>
233</part> 232</part>
234 233
235<part> 234<part>
236<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 235<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
243<title>USE flags</title> 242<title>USE flags</title>
244<abstract> 243<abstract>
245USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to 244USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
246work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system. 245work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
247</abstract> 246</abstract>
248 <include href="../hb-working-use.xml"/> 247 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
249</chapter> 248</chapter>
250 249
251<chapter> 250<chapter>
252<title>Portage and Software</title> 251<title>Portage and Software</title>
253<abstract> 252<abstract>
254The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this 253The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
255chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package 254chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
256database, install/remove/update software and more... 255database, install/remove/update software and more...
257</abstract> 256</abstract>
258 <include href="../hb-working-portage.xml"/> 257 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
259</chapter> 258</chapter>
260 259
261<chapter> 260<chapter>
262<title>Portage Features</title> 261<title>Portage Features</title>
263<abstract> 262<abstract>
264Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 263Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
265aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 264aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
266</abstract> 265</abstract>
267 <include href="../hb-working-features.xml"/> 266 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
268</chapter> 267</chapter>
269 268
270<chapter> 269<chapter>
271<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title> 270<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
272<abstract> 271<abstract>
273You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files, 272You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
274select mirrors, change directory locations and more. 273select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
275</abstract> 274</abstract>
276 <include href="../hb-working-behaviour.xml"/> 275 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
277</chapter> 276</chapter>
278 277
279<chapter> 278<chapter>
280<title>Initscripts</title> 279<title>Initscripts</title>
281<abstract> 280<abstract>
282Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows 281Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
283dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all 282dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
284these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts. 283these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
285</abstract> 284</abstract>
286 <include href="../hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 285 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
287</chapter> 286</chapter>
288 287
289<chapter> 288<chapter>
290<title>Environment Variables</title> 289<title>Environment Variables</title>
291<abstract> 290<abstract>
292With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system. 291With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
293This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used 292This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
294variables. 293variables.
295</abstract> 294</abstract>
296 <include href="../hb-working-variables.xml"/> 295 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
297</chapter> 296</chapter>
298</part> 297</part>
299 298
300<part>
301<title>Configuring a Gentoo Desktop</title>
302<abstract>
303Gentoo is able to turn your system into an extremely powerful desktop. This part
304lets you discover the power of the Linux desktop and how Gentoo enables you to
305deal with this immense plethora of choices.
306</abstract>
307
308<chapter>
309<title>The X Server</title>
310<abstract>
311XFree86 is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical
312environment at their fingertips. We explain what XFree86 is, how to install it
313and what the various configuration options are.
314</abstract>
315 <include href="hb-desktop-xfree.xml"/>
316</chapter>
317
318<chapter>
319<title>The K Desktop Environment</title>
320<abstract>
321One of the most used desktop environments is KDE. This chapter tries to describe
322all aspects of KDE, including installation, configuration, usage, ...
323</abstract>
324 <include href="hb-desktop-kde.xml"/>
325</chapter>
326
327<chapter>
328<title>The GNOME Environment</title>
329<abstract>
330Another frequently used environment is GNOME. As like with the previous chapter
331we describe all aspects of GNOME, including installation, configuration, usage,
332...
333</abstract>
334 <include href="hb-desktop-gnome.xml"/>
335</chapter>
336
337<chapter>
338<title>The various Window Managers</title>
339<abstract>
340Right next to the desktop environments, which tend to cover all aspects of
341desktop usage, we have the window managers which only provide an interface to
342manage the various graphical tools. Here we try to give a sum up on the
343available window managers.
344</abstract>
345 <include href="hb-desktop-wm.xml"/>
346</chapter>
347
348<chapter>
349<title>Getting Sound to Work</title>
350<abstract>
351A desktop without sound is hardly a desktop. This chapter explains how to setup
352ALSA (the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) on your system and have it work
353flawlesly with your installed DE/WM.
354</abstract>
355 <include href="hb-desktop-sound.xml"/>
356</chapter>
357
358<chapter>
359<title>What about 3D Acceleration?</title>
360<abstract>
361It is a frequently heard myth that Linux doesn't support 3D. This is hardly true
362as you will find out when you read this chapter.
363</abstract>
364 <include href="hb-desktop-3d.xml"/>
365</chapter>
366
367<chapter>
368<title>Integrating in a Network</title>
369<abstract>
370A desktop by itself is a desktop. But many users have a LAN at their disposal
371and really like to have their Gentoo desktop integrated in the existing network.
372This chapter explains how to setup Samba for file- and printer sharing.
373</abstract>
374 <include href="hb-desktop-network.xml"/>
375</chapter>
376
377</part>
378
379</book> 299</book>

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