Install Guide: Profiles
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Once you have rebooted into Funtoo Linux, you can further customize your system to your needs by using Funtoo Profiles. A quick introduction to profiles is included below -- consult the Funtoo Profiles page for more detailed information. There are five basic profile types: arch, build, subarch, flavors and mix-ins:
x86-64bit, this defines the processor type and support of your system. This is defined when your stage was built and should not be changed.
|Defines whether your system is a
experimental build. At the moment, all Funtoo Linux builds use the
funtoo-current build profile.
|Defines CPU optimizations for your system. The subarch is set at the time the stage3 is built, but can be changed later to better settings if necessary. Be sure to pick a setting that is compatible with your CPU.
|Defines the general type of system, such as
desktop, and will set default USE flags appropriate for your needs.
|Defines various optional settings that you may be interested in enabling.
One arch, build and flavor must be set for each Funtoo Linux system, while mix-ins are optional and you can enable more than one if desired. Often, flavors and mix-ins inherit settings from other sub-profiles. Use
epro show to view your current profile settings, in addition to any inheritance information.
It's recommended that your run this command now, particularly if you are using the
gnome install image, in order to familiarize yourself with the current profile settings on your system.
root # epro show === Enabled Profiles: === arch: x86-64bit build: current subarch: intel64-haswell flavor: desktop mix-ins: gnome === All inherited flavors from desktop flavor: === workstation (from desktop flavor) core (from workstation flavor) minimal (from core flavor) === All inherited mix-ins from desktop flavor: === X (from workstation flavor) audio (from workstation flavor) dvd (from workstation flavor) media (from workstation flavor) mediadevice-audio-consumer (from media mix-in) mediadevice-base (from mediadevice-audio-consumer mix-in) mediadevice-video-consumer (from media mix-in) mediadevice-base (from mediadevice-video-consumer mix-in) mediaformat-audio-common (from media mix-in) mediaformat-gfx-common (from media mix-in) mediaformat-video-common (from media mix-in) console-extras (from workstation flavor) print (from desktop flavor)
Here are some basic examples of
|View available profiles. Enabled profiles will be highlighted in cyan. Directly enabled profiles will be in bold and have a
|Change the system flavor.
epro flavor desktop
|Add a mix-in.
epro mix-in +gnome
gnome install image will have additional graphic support already enabled for you, but you will still need to set up X and your display manager (covered in the next section.)
Funtoo Linux 1.4 features the following mix-ins to allow simplified configuration of your graphics settings. It's recommended to use these mix-ins rather than manually placing
VIDEO_CARDS settings in
/etc/make.conf. You can learn more about Funtoo's graphics configuration and the design approach of these settings at the make.conf/VIDEO_CARDS page.
Enable the appropriate graphics options for your hardware as follows:
root # epro mix-in +gfxcard-intel
Once this has been done, proceed to set up X, KDE, GNOME or another desktop environment on your system, as desired. See the next section for more information on this.
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