gentoo 2004.1 NIC
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 20, 2004
Hi, I'm currently trying to install gentoo 2004.1 using the minimal disk. The system doesn't detect my nic at all (and I know they are working since I got a "coyote linux" floppy that boot both of them.
Now what I think is that I don't have any drivers into gentoo for both of my NIC so I though 'bout taking the one from the floppy and but them into gentoo. But I dunno where are the drivers into that floppy and 2), I dunno how to install these drivers into my gentoo box.
If anyone of you know how to do this or how to make my NIC work. Thanks
Here is my NIC:
Fedora, Gentoo or Arch?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 28, 2012
This may seem like a strange topic, but out of the three, which one gets your vote?
gentoo vs arch
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 13, 2008
Hi, I'm building a PC and I want to know which distro I should choose gentoo or arch. I want one that's fast but easy to take care of, also I have done a gentoo install before so that is not an issue, I'm just looking for one that's fast and easy to take care of, so gentoo or arch?
also if you have another suggestions fell free to comment.
note: I'm looking for an x86-64 distro.
Ubuntu or Gentoo?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 17, 2006
I'm a user of Ubuntu, and it seems quite fine, but I've been reading that users of Gentoo are saying performance on it excells from other distributions because all the packages are built from source code. I was just wondering if this is true because Ubuntu does seem choppy at times even though my hardware shouldn't pose a problem because it is up to date.
Gentoo, Arch, or Slackware: which for speed and stability on a general use laptop?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 10, 2008
I'm putting Linux on my laptop and I'm concerned about speed. This laptop will be turning on and off quite frequently (school) and these custom, KISS distros are faster and slimmer than, say, Ubuntu, Debian, or openSuSE.
I'm really leaning toward Gentoo. I don't mind tinkering to get everything working (as long as I remember to image it in case it fails) and my application set is pretty static, so it would have a massive initial compile time, then it would be pretty rare adding another application. My concern with Gentoo is using the few non-free applications I need: Flash, Java, mp3 codecs, et cetera (which, once adequately matured, will be replaced with Gnash/swfdec, IcedTea, ogg when I get a Rockbox/Vorbis-compatible player, etc.). Are these as easy to get as in binary-based distros?
Any reason I should pick Arch or Slackware (or even a bloated one, like Debian (I'd use Dreamlinux) or openSuSE, etc.) over Gentoo? (No Sabayon, don't want pre-built and don't want Com
Arch vs Debian vs Gentoo vs Slack
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 9, 2009
OK so I have a home server right now running Ubuntu, and obviously I want to put a more stable, faster, and most of all geekier distro on it.
CPU: Athlon 64 LE-1600 2.2GHz (OS has to support Cool'n'Quiet, I guess that's in the kernel so no worries there)
RAM: 2GB DDR2
GPU: integrated Geforce 6150, however the server runs headless
1x500GB SATAII HDD
Canon Pixma iP5300 printer (usb)
So with all that in mind, let the flamewars begin:
What's the best distro out of Debian Stable, Arch, Gentoo and Slackware? The OS has to meet these criteria aswell:
1) has to support 64 bit
2) has to be _extremely_ stable but having a reasonably current linux kernel
My current candidate is Slackware because I've never used it before and I've heard it's very stable, next candidate is Debian stable after that (as it's very stable and well-supported and has a brilliant package manager).
Plus, the distro needs to support KDE 3.5 as I'd like to use that so my dad can do GUI admini
Debian vs. Gentoo which is better?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 19, 2004
Which is better? Debian or Gentoo?
I am a new linux user and would like to install one of the two.
Gentoo seems like they have more of a marketing type slant, and therefore, I would think that the install might be slightly easier than with Debian, which only downside I can see is the install is fairly archaic.
For those with experience with both, please respond.
Sorce based distro (gentoo) Vs Binary based distro(fedora, debian,..)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 8, 2007
I am a aspiring system administrator. I have used fedora & ubuntu for some time(3 yrs totally) now. And i pretty much familiar with ways of redhat & ubuntu. I have searched the internet & gone through gentoo web-site. But i find mixed reviews about gentoo. By using gentoo, will it contribute to my goal of becoming a great sys admin. I know a distro can't teach lots of things. I don't like binary based distro(fedora), b'cos they develop lots of scripts to automate things a lot, thus hiding a lot about the software from the end user. Which i feel is not good for a sysadmin.
Ubuntu vs Gentoo
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 16, 2009
Since I've switched to Gentoo (From Ubuntu 8.10); I'm posting here to remove the myth that speed hardly matters among Linux distributions; I'm telling you, there's MAJOR performance difference between Ubuntu and Gentoo, it's more than what I expected...firefox startup times got boosts, the general startup of the system good boosted (ok...it's not right to compare this...it's all about customization here), major improvement in warm startup times of openoffice...ktorrent is very fast (I mean the UI, of course not the bandwidth ); the recovery from a heavy job is fabulous, it does not slow down when running continuously for long hours.......and I'll go on and on.....
Best of all, my system is swift even when the CPU is set to ondemand, otherwise in Ubuntu I had to set it to max core frequency all the time!
And yes, the system is, compared to Ubuntu, VERY responsive when the memory is full...I mean, I just switched to Gentoo...I was compiling 3 software at a time (total of 6 compilations
Any Former Gentoo Users (Comparing Ubuntu w/Gentoo)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 28, 2006
Now I know that Gentoo and Ubuntu or totally different distros. I use Gentoo as I am a programmer and I like the power and flexibility. I also prefer to run things as fast as possible (who doesn't?) so I like the ability to compile everything for a specific chip with -O3 and to not build things in binaries that I never use.
That being said, Gentoo can also get time consuming. Decent updates can require recompiling virtually everything and that takes quite a bit of time. Anyway, I have heard some users say that the Gentoo speed benefits aren't as great as one would think. The machine I'm currently using as my primary desktop is a 2.4Ghz Celeron with 512mb RAM. Not a powerhouse by anybody's definition but it's pretty speedy with Gentoo. In fact, Open Office runs as fast on this machine as I've every seen it run. (It also takes a lot of time to compile).
Anyway, to get to the point, a friend of mine currently needed a new computer and I installed Ubuntu on it for him to save
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