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I have been using Kubuntu for a while and I like it, but it is very slow on a Intel Celeron 366mhz processor. I was wondering about Gentoo. I have ...
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    Question Gentoo with KDE?


    I have been using Kubuntu for a while and I like it, but it is very slow on a Intel Celeron 366mhz processor. I was wondering about Gentoo. I have tried the gnome environment and I can't stand it. I noticed on the Gentoo live cd it is gnome. Can you get Gentoo preloaded with Kde or is it easy to install KDE on Gentoo?

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    Easy, yes.. but long. Took about 20 hours on my dual ultrasparc 3. And I am just talking about emerging kde. Not the whole process of installation, which will spin your head if you are not pretty comfortable with linux, and take up unimaginable amounts of time. I imagine on a 366mhz intel that it would take quite a while. You should look into xubuntu.

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    20 hours just to install KDE? why did it take that long? I tried Xubuntu. It lacked a lot of features On other Distros. I wanted to use vectorlinux, but I cant do it unless someone who knows slackware and a lot of slackware based terminal commands. Every time I install (K,X)Ubuntu, I have this problem with the graphics. I have to use the alternate install cd, install in text mode, and boot in recovery mode and type
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    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and Reconfigure the graphics, moniter, keyboard and mouse. is there an equivelant to that in slackware? If you know, PLEASE tell me!!!!!

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    ^^ Because you are compiling KDE from the source, not downloading and installing pre-compiled binaries.
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    So, If I got a precompiled version, I could install it faster?

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    This is not what gentoo is all about. Gentoo is about compiling EVERYTHING, because the idea is that if it is compiled for your machine by your machine it will run faster. This performance increase is negligible for most people, and just causes problems for the average user.

    To tell you the truth, I would look for a redhat 6.2 cd. It ran like a beauty when I was using a 400 Mhz celeron. You'd have to implement some kind of firewall or shut down certain services due to security risk, but it will probably run pretty well on a 366.

    If you're comfortable with Linux, then yes slackware is an option, but I think on such an old machine you should use an old os.

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