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== Known Working Media ==
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The following live media distributions are known to work for installing on several systems
  
Video is set up by setting global variables in [[make.conf]] & portage takes care of the rest.
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{|class="wikitable"
 
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! style="text-align:left;"|distro
== Determine Hardware ==
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! gui
first determine which video card you have and which driver it requires.
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! uefi support
 
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! unetbootin live usb support
<console>###i## lspci -k</console>
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! architecture specific
 
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! notes
=== Intel ===
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Add or Edit the VIDEO_CARDS global variable in /etc/portage/make.conf to the value in the following table appropriate for the Intel graphics hardware.
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|Sysrescuecd
* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, VIDEO_CARDS variable
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|yes
gen 1&2:
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|??
{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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|no
VIDEO_CARDS="intel"
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|no
}}
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|not compatible with unetbootin
gen 3
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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|LFS live cd
VIDEO_CARDS="intel i915"
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|startx must be run
}}
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|??
gen 4+
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|probably
{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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|yes
VIDEO_CARDS="intel i965"
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|probably
}}
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* custom kernel menuconfig settings
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|Ubuntu
 
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|yes
=== AMD/ATI ===
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|??
Users can choose between Open (radeon) and Closed-Source (fglrx) video drivers. Add or Edit the VIDEO_CARDS global variable in /etc/portage/make.conf to the value in the following table appropriate for the AMD/ATI graphics hardware.
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|yes
* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable
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|yes
Open source drivers:
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|must download specific architecture
{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="radeon"
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|Xubuntu
}}
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|yes
 
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|??
Closed source drivers:
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|yes
{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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|yes
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
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|must download specific architecture
}}
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|-
 
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|Gentoo minimal install
* custom kernel menuconfig settings
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|no
 
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|??
=== Nvidia ===
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|probably
Users can choose between Open (nouveau) and Closed-Source (nvidia) video drivers. Add or Edit the VIDEO_CARDS global variable in /etc/portage/make.conf to the value in the following table appropriate for the Nvidia graphics hardware.
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|yes
* '''NEED TABLE''': nouveau + nvidia-drivers versions, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable
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Open source drivers:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="nouveau"
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}}
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Closed source [[Package:NVIDIA_Linux_Display_Drivers | drivers]]:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
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}}
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* custom kernel menuconfig settings
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different settings for nouveau and nvidia
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=== Other ===
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==== Multiple Cards (Hybrid Graphics) ====
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recommended make.conf VIDEO_CARDS
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Hybrid intel/ati:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx intel"
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}}
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==== Virtual Machine Guests ====
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(details?)
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These settings are used by Parallels VM's and presumably others
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="vesa vga"
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}}
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==== Raspberry Pi ====
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(details?)
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== Install ==
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once your video cards variable is set in make.conf merge changes into your system
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<console>###i## emerge -avuND world</console>
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eselect profile?
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==Configure X.org==
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===Intel===
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?
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===Nvidia===
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nvidia-xconfig, etc.
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===AMD/ATI===
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aticonfig, etc.
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<console># ##i##aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf</console>
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==Configure framebuffer==
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What to put in boot.conf etc. Assumes that the kernel is correctly configured.
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===Intel===
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?
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===Nvidia===
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* settings for nouveau
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* settings for nvidia-drivers
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* How to use sys-apps/v86d
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===AMD/ATI===
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* settings for fglxr
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* settings for radeon, etc.
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==Finalise and test==
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* eselect opengl
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{{note|change the number of card eselected to match the card of your system}}
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<console>###i## eselect opengl list
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###i## eselect opengl set 1</console>
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* eselect opencl
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{{note|some setups can make use of opencl}}
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<console>###i##eselect opencl list
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###i##eselect opencl set 1</console>
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* reboot/test process
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==Tips and Tricks==
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===compressed video playback===
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* VDPAU, VA-API
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* how to set up mplayer, etc.
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==Troubleshooting==
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* what to do if only a blank screen
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* nvidia-drivers users updating media-libs/mesa
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Revision as of 06:10, December 17, 2014

Known Working Media

The following live media distributions are known to work for installing on several systems

distro gui uefi support unetbootin live usb support architecture specific notes
Sysrescuecd yes ?? no no not compatible with unetbootin
LFS live cd startx must be run ?? probably yes probably
Ubuntu yes ?? yes yes must download specific architecture
Xubuntu yes ?? yes yes must download specific architecture
Gentoo minimal install no ?? probably yes