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Ok i got the all [ok] on the left when i done the reboot so thats cool ,But startx is not working so i cant get in my desktop enviroment ...
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    Ok i got the all [ok] on the left when i done the reboot so thats cool ,But startx is not working so i cant get in my desktop enviroment it says command not found?Should i install the GRP pkgs.

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    Did you create a .xinitrc file in your users home directory.
    su into root
    nano .xinitrc

    Which WM/DE are you trying to start.

    If it is kde, put one line in your .xinitrc file

    exec startkde

    f it is not kde, let me know, I will provide more instructions.
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    I have to type root not su and when i was in root i did
    nano .xinitrc the file is blank,The reboot after install was fine all [ok] on left
    so i must of missed somthing out?

    Kde or gnome would be fine.
    The kde and gnome seem to be in my /etc/make.profile/make.defaults
    Are they needed to be else where to fire up the desktop.

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    Gentoo provides some guides on getting Gnome and KDE installed:

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/kde-config.xml <-- KDE
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gnome-config.xml <-- Gnome

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    Thats all good thxs,But i dont have a internet conection on the comp with gentoo, i installed with the universall cd and when i run emerge it says it cant download a pkg tar.gz http errors ect.Which you would exspect

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    did you install X?

    You have to have this before you can install a WM like gnome, kde, blackbox, fluxbox, etc.................
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    f you don't use su to get into root, but just login as root, when doing the nano .xinitrc.
    you will need to do

    nano /home/username/.xinitrc

    Otherwise you will have roots path.

    Is there a reason that you don't have an internet connection on this pc? Or i it a configuration problem.
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    Smile gnome

    Nice 1 on that budman7

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    Quote Originally Posted by mactabilis
    Nice 1 on that budman7
    You think a 16mb (or 90mb approx for stage3) tarball comes fully loaded with X?
    You shouldn't be using Gentoo.

    Logging in as root and not using 'su'?
    You shouldn't be using UNIX.

    Toaster out.

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