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albcool

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Gentoo
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2003, 01:29:01 PM »


 Have anyone access the GUI???  




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pcween

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Gentoo
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2003, 01:47:19 PM »


 @uziq :

(1) will i be able to permanently change my ip-configuration in gentoox to 192.168.0.x, once i am logged on to gentoox via ssh ? e.g. editing and saving /etc/network/interfaces, so at next bootup it will have the ip i want ?

(2) is there a way to see gentoox's gui without keyboard and mouse attached to the xbox ? do you have these accessories ?




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uziq

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Gentoo
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2003, 01:55:12 PM »


 <--- is a linux n00b

I assume you can set the IP to whatever you want, but I don't know how to do it.  As far as the GUI goes... I'm guessing it should be visible on the TV screen after you load it up.  
BUT, how do we even know if Gentoox has a GUI built-in?  

I've tried commands like "startx" and "xf86config" and "gnome" but they don't do anything.  that's about the extent of my linux knowledge.

So now I'm running "emerge gnome" and it looks like 132 files are downloading.  so I'm hoping I can use gnome as my GUI.  

oh and the very first command I ran was "emerge sync"






Edited by uziq, 04 April 2003 - 10:56 PM.


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Cerios

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Gentoo
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2003, 02:41:19 PM »


 Hey All!

Total Linux Noob here to, but I'll get the hang of it.

Nice to se I'm not the only one fighting this thing btw..

So far I've installed The GentooX according to the readme file, an the connected to the GentooX via SSH. (I have both USB keyboard and mouse, but my TV cuts the picture to much to see what I'm writing, so the SSH will do)

So far so good, been able to browse all the disks, even renamed the system to give it the nice personal touch. I also ran the emerge sync command which executed fine. After this I really didn't know what to do next, so I decided to try to install the FreeX86, to get some nice graphics, and stuff.
I went to the Gentoo Web site and found the  Gentoo Linux Desktop Configuration Guide

I folloved it down to to the place were your'e supposed to manually start the X-server (btw,the emerge freex86 actually took three-four hours), but at that point the hole thing froze on me. Rebootet the Box with the power button, and tried again, with the same result. I then thought of the readme file shipped with the GentooX which says " If you're going to use XFree, remember to go to the xbox-linux site and download the configs from their CVS!" OK, so I head over to the xbox-linux site and enters the CVS section (At this point I haven't got a clue about what a CVS is) jerks around a little until i find This Folder
I saved the file called XF86config-4 as XF86config, before I send it to the C disk on the Xbox. I then mounted c under GentooX and copied the file into /etc/X11/
When I now tried the startx command, the screen flickered for a bit, and I got a long error message, basicly saying
EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found.


So now I have to admit I'm stuck. To me it seems like I don't have the right config file (CSV), but I have also tried the xf86config program lots of times with no luck.
I'll now start reading the error logs on the system but I'll have to install a text editor (vim) first.
I know this got very long, but I hope it might have given someone else a clue about what to try next,

Best regards
Cerios





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leftyfb

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Gentoo
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2003, 06:57:47 PM »


 try typing startx using your keyboard so it runs on your TV. X-windows runs in the terminal you run 'startx' from, which in your case (remote ssh console) is a virtual terminal. i THINK if you were to set the DISPLAY to 0 it might run on the tv, but i'm not sure. Try this from ssh:

DISPLAY=localhost:0
export DISPLAY

then try running startx also from your ssh session.

I'd do this, but i'm still trying to install BitchX, going on 4 hours now. I think I like rpm better than the emerge system.




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SeasonOfFire

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Gentoo
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2003, 06:59:34 PM »


 Good work Cerios, I'll try some of the ideas you have tommorrow. Is there anybody out there with advanced knowledge of this stuff that can help us all out? It's cool that we're making small steps together, but I still feel like it's the blind leading the blind. It would be a whole lot easier if we all had some help.




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SeasonOfFire

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Gentoo
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2003, 07:01:26 PM »


 
QUOTE (leftyfb @ Apr 5 2003, 03:57 AM)
try typing startx using your keyboard so it runs on your TV

tried it, but it still give me an error.

thanks for the advice on SSHing!  biggrin.gif  




Edited by SeasonOfFire, 05 April 2003 - 04:01 AM.


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ShALLaX

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Gentoo
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2003, 10:52:53 AM »


 GONE - New readme out!




Edited by ShALLaX, 06 April 2003 - 02:27 AM.


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ShALLaX

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Gentoo
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2003, 10:58:04 AM »


 GONE - New readme out!  




Edited by ShALLaX, 06 April 2003 - 02:27 AM.


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SeasonOfFire

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Gentoo
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2003, 11:06:29 AM »


 Thanks for the response! I'll try this stuff out ASAP. I apologize on the behalf of all of us linux newbs.




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pcween

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Gentoo
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2003, 11:13:45 AM »


 @ShALLaX: please put the default network settings of gentoox somewhere in the readme.




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uziq

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Gentoo
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2003, 11:49:42 AM »


 much thanks, Shallax!  I had no idea to do that stuff.  I read your readme a few times but didn't see anything like the commands you put here.

I thought Linux was supposed to be fast, but "emerge" takes a freakin long time to do!  It took like 12hrs to run "emerge gnome", and when it was done I couldn't really do anything with it.  so that was a waste of time.

But now thanks to your instructions, I hope I'm finally able to get a GUI working.  smile.gif




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PM5K

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Gentoo
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2003, 11:56:41 AM »


 Yes emerge does take quite a long time, apparently it's compiling, which I had no idea, I thought it was just downloading....




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ShALLaX

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Gentoo
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2003, 01:38:05 PM »


 
QUOTE
@ShALLaX: please put the default network settings of gentoox somewhere in the readme.


There in there... why the hell cant people read?

QUOTE
...if you have a network with a DHCP server,
Gentoox will automagically configure itself to run on your network and you will be able
to ssh into your Xbox (though determining its IP is up to you looking through your router's
configuration).





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pcween

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Gentoo
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2003, 02:48:20 PM »


 @ShALLaX: sorry to bug you once more, in fact i read the README a few times :-) but not everyone is running a dhcp-server @home. so if there is no dhcp-server found, no ip-address will be given and you won't be able to ssh in the box? is that so ? if yes, it should be clearly stated in the README.

if gentoox has a static ip-address, in case no dhcp-server is found, please add it to the README like the guys from the debian-distribution did :
QUOTE
Default netconfig of the Debian cd after the first startup.
IP  :  192.168.0.2
NETMASK :255.255.255.0

thanks.




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