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    I was wondering if anyone knew of a good reference book for gentoo, I know that the best way to learn is through trial and error, and formus are a wonderful supplment, but i really want to build a solid foundation now that i have found a distro that i really like and plan to stick with.
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    there is tons of documentation on gentoo's website. just go look in there docs they talk about pretty much everything. they have a huge doc on the portage system and everything
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    maybe tldp.org has something about that.or just google it!
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    As K said, the Gentoo site has excellent documentation. Also check out the Gentoo Wiki. #gentoo on Freenode is helpful as well.

    Oh...and at any given time, our IRC channel has a majority of gentoo users on (including myself), so stop on by!
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    I do plan an coming to over to the irc channel soon, but since my home computer is compiling (I forgot devfs support in my kernel..and gentoo doesnt like that) the only internet connection i currently have is my work one and they wont let me install anything or access web irc. But if anyone knows of a client (for windows) that doesn't require an installation then that would be fantasticaly awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qub333
    (I forgot devfs support in my kernel..and gentoo doesnt like that)
    NO! Use udev. devfs is deprecated.

    Just emerge udev and take devfs support out of the kernel and voila!
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    wait, without devfs, it wont boot properly ... should i do this pre-kernelcompile?
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    nah do it now i ran without devfs support for 2 weeks till i found it but for you just emerge udev like sarumont said
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    too late, o well, it works well enough on my other 2 gentoo machines, will dig this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qub333
    wait, without devfs, it wont boot properly ... should i do this pre-kernelcompile?
    In the 2.6 kernel tree, devfs is listed as obsolete and it will be removed from the kernel in future releases (prolly 2.[7|8]). udev is a replacement for devfs. It enables all devices to be accessed in userspace and permissions are controlled in userspace as opposed to devfs, which operates in the kernel. This makes setting permissions more flexible and everything to do with devices more secure.

    Just don't forget to add hotplug to your boot runlevel!
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