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Im trying to install gentoo right now but I am lost with these flags. There are so many!!! I know that I dont plan to use KDE so i have ...
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    Use flag Help...


    Im trying to install gentoo right now but I am lost with these flags. There are so many!!! I know that I dont plan to use KDE so i have so far..

    USE="-kde -qt gtk gnome cdr dvdr dvd"

    thats it so far but I know I need alot more then that..I have been flipping through the handbook and its not really helping me. Can some one offer me a hand to help me know what flags I need?

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    You don't really have to get all the flags right the first time around. If you pass emerge the -av flags every time you run it, you can see what USE flags all of the packages are using, and adjust things as you need to.

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    USE flags are pretty dependent on what you want to do but here are some that I use and most likely will be beneficial.

    mmx sse sse2 gimp gimpprint cups pdf win32codecs nsplugin firefox -mozilla foomaticdb alsa xvid flac usb ppds bitmap-fonts truetype-fonts type1-fonts ffmpeg dri xscreensaver

    I have some others to but they are not as common and of course this list is no where comprehensive, but a good start
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    do i need to add the "-kde" "-qt" stuff or will leaving it out do the same thing?

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    you need to add it if you want programs to build without kde/qt components. Some programs may require these and thus the flag won't matter but some progams could be build with either gtk or qt support for example. So the -qt will ensure that it's built with gtk and not qt.
    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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