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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<abstract>
12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
14proceed.
15</abstract>
16
11<version>2.9</version> 17<version>9.2</version>
12<date>2005-06-24</date> 18<date>2008-05-02</date>
13 19
14<section> 20<section>
15<title>Filesystem Information</title> 21<title>Filesystem Information</title>
16<subsection> 22<subsection>
17<title>What is fstab?</title> 23<title>What is fstab?</title>
18<body> 24<body>
19 25
20<p> 26<p>
21Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in 27Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in
22<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mountpoints of those partitions 28<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions
23(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted 29(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted
24and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount 30and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount
25them or not, etc.) 31them or not, etc.)
26</p> 32</p>
27 33
41<li> 47<li>
42 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device 48 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device
43 file) 49 file)
44</li> 50</li>
45<li> 51<li>
46 The second field shows the <b>mountpoint</b> at which the partition should be 52 The second field shows the <b>mount point</b> at which the partition should be
47 mounted 53 mounted
48</li> 54</li>
49<li> 55<li>
50 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition 56 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition
51</li> 57</li>
52<li> 58<li>
53 The fourth field shows the <b>mountoptions</b> used by <c>mount</c> when it 59 The fourth field shows the <b>mount options</b> used by <c>mount</c> when it
54 wants to mount the partition. As every filesystem has its own mountoptions, 60 wants to mount the partition. As every filesystem has its own mount options,
55 you are encouraged to read the mount man page (<c>man mount</c>) for a full 61 you are encouraged to read the mount man page (<c>man mount</c>) for a full
56 listing. Multiple mountoptions are comma-separated. 62 listing. Multiple mount options are comma-separated.
57</li> 63</li>
58<li> 64<li>
59 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to 65 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to
60 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero). 66 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero).
61</li> 67</li>
65 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c> 71 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c>
66 (or <c>0</c> if a filesystem check isn't necessary). 72 (or <c>0</c> if a filesystem check isn't necessary).
67</li> 73</li>
68</ul> 74</ul>
69 75
70<p> 76<impo>
71The default <path>/etc/fstab</path> file provided by Gentoo <e>is no valid fstab 77The default <path>/etc/fstab</path> file provided by Gentoo <e>is not a valid
72file</e>, so start <c>nano</c> (or your favorite editor) to create your 78fstab file</e>. You <b>have to create</b> your own <path>/etc/fstab</path>.
73<path>/etc/fstab</path>: 79</impo>
74</p>
75 80
76<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab"> 81<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab">
77# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i> 82# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i>
78</pre> 83</pre>
79 84
85</body>
86<body test="func:keyval('/boot')">
87
80<p> 88<p>
81Let us take a look at how we write down the options for the <path>/boot</path> 89Let us take a look at how we write down the options for the <path>/boot</path>
82partition. This is just an example, so if your architecture doesn't require a 90partition. This is just an example, if you didn't or couldn't create a
83<path>/boot</path> partition (such as <b>PPC</b>), don't copy it verbatim. 91<path>/boot</path>, don't copy it.
84</p>
85
86<p> 92</p>
93
94<p>
87In our default x86 partitioning example <path>/boot</path> is the 95In our default <keyval id="arch"/> partitioning example, <path>/boot</path> is
88<path>/dev/hda1</path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as filesystem. 96usually the <path><keyval id="/boot"/></path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as
89It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down: 97filesystem. It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down:
90</p> 98</p>
91 99
92<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 100<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab">
93/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2 101<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
94</pre> 102</pre>
95 103
96<p> 104<p>
97Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted 105Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted
98automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should 106automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should
99substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to 107substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to
100manually mount this partition every time you want to use it. 108manually mount this partition every time you want to use it.
101</p> 109</p>
102 110
103<p> 111</body>
104Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c> 112<body>
105option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times 113
106aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway):
107</p> 114<p>
108 115Add the rules that match your partitioning scheme and append rules for
109<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 116your CD-ROM drive(s), and of course, if you have other partitions or drives,
110/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 117for those too.
111</pre>
112
113<p> 118</p>
114If we continue with this, we would end up with the following three lines (for 119
115<path>/boot</path>, <path>/</path> and the swap partition):
116</p> 120<p>
121Now use the <e>example</e> below to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>:
122</p>
117 123
118<pre caption="Three /etc/fstab lines"> 124<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='HPPA'">
119/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 125<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
120/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 126/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
121/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 127/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
122</pre>
123 128
124<p> 129/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
125To finish up, you should add a rule for <path>/proc</path>, <c>tmpfs</c>
126(required) and for your CD-ROM drive (and of course, if you have other
127partitions or drives, for those too):
128</p> 130</pre>
129 131
130<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example"> 132<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='Alpha' or func:keyval('arch')='MIPS' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
131/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 133<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
132/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 134/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
133/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 135/dev/sda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
134 136
135none /proc proc defaults 0 0 137/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
136none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0 138</pre>
137 139
140<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
141/dev/sda1 / ext3 noatime 0 1
142/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
143/dev/sda4 /usr ext3 noatime 0 2
144/dev/sda5 /var ext3 noatime 0 2
145/dev/sda6 /home ext3 noatime 0 2
146
147<comment># You must add the rules for openprom</comment>
148openprom /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
149
138/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0 150/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
151</pre>
152
153<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC' or
154func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
155/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
156/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
157
158/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
139</pre> 159</pre>
140 160
141<p> 161<p>
142<c>auto</c> makes <c>mount</c> guess for the filesystem (recommended for 162<c>auto</c> makes <c>mount</c> guess for the filesystem (recommended for
143removable media as they can be created with one of many filesystems) and 163removable media as they can be created with one of many filesystems) and
144<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD. 164<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD.
145</p> 165</p>
146 166
147<p> 167<p>
148Now use the above example to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>. If you are a 168To improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
149<b>SPARC</b>-user, you should add the following line to your 169mount option, which results in a faster system since access times
150<path>/etc/fstab</path> 170aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway).
151too:
152</p>
153
154<pre caption="Adding openprom filesystem to /etc/fstab">
155none /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
156</pre> 171</p>
157 172
158<p> 173<p>
159Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue. 174Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue.
160</p> 175</p>
161 176
163</subsection> 178</subsection>
164</section> 179</section>
165<section> 180<section>
166<title>Networking Information</title> 181<title>Networking Information</title>
167<subsection> 182<subsection>
168<title>Hostname, Domainname etc.</title> 183<title>Host name, Domainname, etc</title>
169<body> 184<body>
170 185
171<p> 186<p>
172One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be 187One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be
173quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the 188quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the
174appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you 189appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you
175choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system 190choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system
176<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>. 191<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>.
177</p> 192</p>
178 193
179<p>
180We use these values in the next examples. First we set the hostname:
181</p>
182
183<pre caption="Setting the hostname"> 194<pre caption="Setting the host name">
184# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i> 195# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i>
185 196
186<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your hostname)</comment> 197<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment>
187HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>" 198HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>"
188</pre> 199</pre>
189 200
190<p> 201<p>
191Second we set the domainname: 202Second, <e>if</e> you need a domainname, set it in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>.
203You only need a domain if your ISP or network administrator says so, or if you
204have a DNS server but not a DHCP server. You don't need to worry about DNS or
205domainnames if your networking is setup for DHCP.
192</p> 206</p>
193 207
194<pre caption="Setting the domainname"> 208<pre caption="Setting the domainname">
195# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 209# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
196 210
197<comment>(Set the DNSDOMAIN variable to your domain name)</comment> 211<comment>(Set the dns_domain variable to your domain name)</comment>
198DNSDOMAIN="<i>homenetwork</i>" 212dns_domain_lo="<i>homenetwork</i>"
199</pre> 213</pre>
214
215<note>
216If you choose not to set a domainname, you can get rid of the "This is
217hostname.(none)" messages at your login screen by editing
218<path>/etc/issue</path>. Just delete the string <c>.\O</c> from that file.
219</note>
200 220
201<p> 221<p>
202If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have 222If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have
203one), you need to define that one too: 223one), you need to define that one too:
204</p> 224</p>
205 225
206<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname"> 226<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname">
207# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 227# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
208 228
209<comment>(Set the NISDOMAIN variable to your NIS domain name)</comment> 229<comment>(Set the nis_domain variable to your NIS domain name)</comment>
210NISDOMAIN="<i>my-nisdomain</i>" 230nis_domain_lo="<i>my-nisdomain</i>"
211</pre>
212
213<p>
214Now add the <c>domainname</c> script to the default runlevel:
215</p> 231</pre>
216 232
217<pre caption="Adding domainname to the default runlevel"> 233<note>
218# <i>rc-update add domainname default</i> 234For more information on configuring DNS and NIS, please read the examples
219</pre> 235provided in <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>. Also, you may want to emerge
236<c>openresolv</c> to help manage your DNS/NIS setup.
237</note>
220 238
221</body> 239</body>
222</subsection> 240</subsection>
223<subsection> 241<subsection>
224<title>Configuring your Network</title> 242<title>Configuring your Network</title>
231your Gentoo system permanently. 249your Gentoo system permanently.
232</p> 250</p>
233 251
234<note> 252<note>
235More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like 253More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like
236bonding, bridging, 802.11q VLANs or wireless networking is covered in the <uri 254bonding, bridging, 802.1Q VLANs or wireless networking is covered in the <uri
237link="?part=4">Gentoo Network Configuration</uri> section. 255link="?part=4">Gentoo Network Configuration</uri> section.
238</note> 256</note>
239 257
240<p> 258<p>
241All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses 259All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses
242a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up 260a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up
243networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything :) 261networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything. A fully
244</p> 262commented example that covers many different configurations is available in
245 263<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>.
246<p> 264</p>
265
266<p>
267DHCP is used by default. For DHCP to work, you will need to install a DHCP
268client. This is described later in <uri
269link="?part=1&amp;chap=9#networking-tools">Installing Necessary System
270Tools</uri>. Do not forget to install a DHCP client.
271</p>
272
273<p>
274If you need to configure your network connection either because you need
275specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open
247First open <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> 276<path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> is used in
248is used in this example): 277this example):
249</p> 278</p>
250 279
251<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing"> 280<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing">
252# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i> 281# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
253</pre> 282</pre>
254 283
255<p> 284<p>
256The first variable you'll find is called <c>config_eth0</c>. As you can probably 285You will see the following file:
257imagine, this variable configured the eth0 network interface. If the interface 286</p>
258needs to automatically obtain an IP address through DHCP, you should set it 287
259like so: 288<pre caption="Default /etc/conf.d/net">
289# This blank configuration will automatically use DHCP for any net.*
290# scripts in /etc/init.d. To create a more complete configuration,
291# please review /etc/conf.d/net.example and save your configuration
292# in /etc/conf.d/net (this file :]!).
293</pre>
294
295<p>
296To enter your own IP address, netmask and gateway, you need
297to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>:
298</p>
299
300<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0">
301config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 brd 192.168.0.255" )
302routes_eth0=( "default via 192.168.0.1" )
303</pre>
304
305<p>
306To use DHCP and add specific DHCP options, define <c>config_eth0</c> and
307<c>dhcp_eth0</c>:
260</p> 308</p>
261 309
262<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0"> 310<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0">
263config_eth0=( "dhcp" ) 311config_eth0=( "dhcp" )
312dhcp_eth0="nodns nontp nonis"
264</pre> 313</pre>
265 314
266<p>
267However, if you have to enter your own IP address, netmask and gateway, you need
268to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>:
269</p> 315<p>
270 316Please read <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path> for a list of all available
271<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0"> 317options.
272config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0" )
273routes_eth0=( "default gw 192.168.0.1" )
274</pre> 318</p>
275 319
276<p> 320<p>
277If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for 321If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for
278<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc. 322<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc.
279</p> 323</p>
288<title>Automatically Start Networking at Boot</title> 332<title>Automatically Start Networking at Boot</title>
289<body> 333<body>
290 334
291<p> 335<p>
292To have your network interfaces activated at boot, you need to add them to the 336To have your network interfaces activated at boot, you need to add them to the
293default runlevel. If you have PCMCIA interfaces you should skip this action as 337default runlevel.
294the PCMCIA interfaces are started by the PCMCIA init script.
295</p> 338</p>
296 339
297<pre caption="Adding net.eth0 to the default runlevel"> 340<pre caption="Adding net.eth0 to the default runlevel">
298# <i>rc-update add net.eth0 default</i> 341# <i>rc-update add net.eth0 default</i>
299</pre> 342</pre>
304use <c>ln</c> to do this: 347use <c>ln</c> to do this:
305</p> 348</p>
306 349
307<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts"> 350<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts">
308# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i> 351# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i>
309# <i>ln -s net.eth0 net.eth1</i> 352# <i>ln -s net.lo net.eth1</i>
310# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i> 353# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i>
311</pre> 354</pre>
312 355
313</body> 356</body>
314</subsection> 357</subsection>
316<title>Writing Down Network Information</title> 359<title>Writing Down Network Information</title>
317<body> 360<body>
318 361
319<p> 362<p>
320You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in 363You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in
321<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving hostnames to IP addresses 364<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving host names to IP addresses for
322for hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. For instance, if your 365hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. You need to define your system.
323internal network consists of three PCs called <c>jenny</c> (192.168.0.5), 366You may also want to define other systems on your network if you don't want to
324<c>benny</c> (192.168.0.6) and <c>tux</c> (192.168.0.7 - this system) you would 367set up your own internal DNS system.
325open <path>/etc/hosts</path> and fill in the values:
326</p> 368</p>
327 369
328<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts"> 370<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts">
329# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i> 371# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i>
330</pre> 372</pre>
331 373
332<pre caption="Filling in the networking information"> 374<pre caption="Filling in the networking information">
333127.0.0.1 localhost 375<comment>(This defines the current system)</comment>
376127.0.0.1 tux.homenetwork tux localhost
377
378<comment>(Define extra systems on your network,
379they need to have a static IP to be defined this way.)</comment>
334192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny 380192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny
335192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny 381192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny
336192.168.0.7 tux.homenetwork tux
337</pre>
338
339<p>
340If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name
341resolution) a single line is sufficient. For instance, if you want to call your
342system <c>tux</c>:
343</p>
344
345<pre caption="/etc/hosts for lonely or fully integrated PCs">
346127.0.0.1 localhost tux
347</pre> 382</pre>
348 383
349<p> 384<p>
350Save and exit the editor to continue. 385Save and exit the editor to continue.
351</p> 386</p>
352 387
353<p> 388<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
354If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri 389If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri
355link="#doc_chap3">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the 390link="#sysinfo">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the
356following topic on PCMCIA. 391following topic on PCMCIA.
357</p> 392</p>
358 393
359</body> 394</body>
360</subsection> 395</subsection>
361<subsection> 396<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
362<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title> 397<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title>
363<body> 398<body>
364 399
365<note>
366pcmcia-cs is only available for x86, amd64 and ppc platforms.
367</note>
368
369<p> 400<p>
370PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package. This also 401PCMCIA users should first install the <c>pcmciautils</c> package.
371includes users who will be working with a 2.6 kernel (even though they won't be
372using the PCMCIA drivers from this package). The <c>USE="-X"</c> is necessary
373to avoid installing xorg-x11 at this moment:
374</p> 402</p>
375 403
376<pre caption="Installing pcmcia-cs"> 404<pre caption="Installing pcmciautils">
377# <i>USE="-X" emerge pcmcia-cs</i> 405# <i>emerge pcmciautils</i>
378</pre>
379
380<p>
381When <c>pcmcia-cs</c> is installed, add <c>pcmcia</c> to the <e>default</e>
382runlevel:
383</p>
384
385<pre caption="Adding pcmcia to the default runlevel">
386# <i>rc-update add pcmcia default</i>
387</pre> 406</pre>
388 407
389</body> 408</body>
390</subsection> 409</subsection>
391</section> 410</section>
392<section> 411
412<section id="sysinfo">
393<title>System Information</title> 413<title>System Information</title>
394<subsection> 414<subsection>
395<title>Root Password</title> 415<title>Root Password</title>
396<body> 416<body>
397 417
401 421
402<pre caption="Setting the root password"> 422<pre caption="Setting the root password">
403# <i>passwd</i> 423# <i>passwd</i>
404</pre> 424</pre>
405 425
406<p>
407If you want root to be able to log on through the serial console, add
408<c>tts/0</c> to <path>/etc/securetty</path>:
409</p>
410
411<pre caption="Adding tts/0 to /etc/securetty">
412# <i>echo "tts/0" &gt;&gt; /etc/securetty</i>
413</pre>
414
415</body> 426</body>
416</subsection> 427</subsection>
417<subsection> 428<subsection>
418<title>System Information</title> 429<title>System Information</title>
419<body> 430<body>
431When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit. 442When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit.
432</p> 443</p>
433 444
434<p> 445<p>
435As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary 446As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary
436configuration variables. Among other settings, you can configure your console 447configuration variables. You can configure your system to use unicode and
437fonts, your default editor and your display manager (like gdm or kdm). 448define your default editor and your display manager (like gdm or kdm).
438</p> 449</p>
439 450
440<p> 451<p>
441Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> to handle keyboard configuration. 452Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> to handle keyboard configuration.
442Edit it to configure your keyboard. 453Edit it to configure your keyboard.
449<p> 460<p>
450Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong 461Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong
451<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard. 462<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard.
452</p> 463</p>
453 464
454<note> 465<note test="substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
455Users of USB-based <b>SPARC</b> systems and <b>SPARC</b> clones might need to 466PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use ADB
456select an i386 keymap (such as "us") instead of "sunkeymap". 467keymaps on boot have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have to
468set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>.
457</note> 469</note>
458
459<p>
460<b>PPC</b> uses x86 keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use
461ADB keymaps on boot have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have
462to set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>.
463</p>
464 470
465<p> 471<p>
466When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and 472When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and
467exit. 473exit.
468</p> 474</p>
475<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock"> 481<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock">
476# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i> 482# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i>
477</pre> 483</pre>
478 484
479<p> 485<p>
480If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c> to 486If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c>
481the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew. 487to the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew.
488</p>
489
490<p>
491You should define the timezone that you previously copied to
492<path>/etc/localtime</path> so that further upgrades of the
493<c>sys-libs/timezone-data</c> package can update <path>/etc/localtime</path>
494automatically. For instance, if you used the GMT timezone, you would add
495<c>TIMEZONE="GMT"</c>
482</p> 496</p>
483 497
484<p> 498<p>
485When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and 499When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and
486exit. 500exit.
487</p> 501</p>
488 502
503<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='PPC64')">
504Please continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System
505Tools</uri>.
489<p> 506</p>
490If you are not installing Gentoo on an IBM POWER5 or JS20 system, continue with
491<uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System Tools</uri>.
492</p>
493 507
494</body> 508</body>
495</subsection>
496<subsection> 509</subsection>
510<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
497<title>Configuring the Console</title> 511<title>Configuring the Console</title>
498<body> 512<body>
499 513
500<note>
501The following section applies to the IBM POWER5 and JS20 hardware platforms.
502</note>
503
504<p>
505If you are running Gentoo in an LPAR or on a JS20 blade, you must uncomment
506the hvc line in /etc/inittab for the virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
507</p> 514<p>
515If you are using a virtual console, you must uncomment the appropriate line in
516<path>/etc/inittab</path> for the virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
517</p>
508 518
509<pre caption="Enabling hvc support in /etc/inittab"> 519<pre caption="Enabling hvc or hvsi support in /etc/inittab">
510hvc:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -nl /bin/bashlogin 9600 hvc0 vt220 520hvc0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 hvc0
521hvsi:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 hvsi0
522</pre>
523
524<p>
525You should also take this time to verify that the appropriate console is
526listed in <path>/etc/securetty</path>.
511</pre> 527</p>
512 528
513<p> 529<p>
514You may now continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary 530You may now continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary
515System Tools</uri>. 531System Tools</uri>.
516</p> 532</p>

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