I have freed up a few hard drives, so I have a few Linux things I want to try. I am happy to see that Mr. Robbins continues to improve Funtoo through great new ideas. I am confident that this is the right approach.
--Danielv (talk) 15:07, September 26, 2015 (UTC) I really like the Funtoo Linux way of doing things, the community is great. I see lots of strengths in Funtoo Linux. I need to study the main configuration options so I can really get the most benefit from it. I had run into issues installing software (I, for the most part, use really old, slow computers) and time was a factor for me, so I got away from it, although I didn't want to stop using Funtoo. Any shortcomings are my own. I don't think I've ever seen faster, better, more polite and professional maintenance and follow-up than from Daniel Robbins. I was considering using Sabayon Linux. I don't like change, but I think that if I can get my processes together for setting up and running Funtoo Linux, I can get far better performance from my computers, and I don't mind taking the time to compile software, as long as I feel I am on the right track. I would like to know how to best get myself up to speed on getting the most out of Funtoo setup/optimization... I wish there were a way to take advantage of Funtoo through a Sabayon-like type of ready-built distro... If it were just me, sure, I can take my time and take as long as I want with setting up a Linux distro... my goal is to help get people to using Linux, and community education... it behooves me to be able to set up a Linux computer in a few hours so i can devote time to adding educational software and training others. I suppose I could do a build and use partimage, and go from there.
# emerge -av app-portage/eix
To see available kernel packages, I do this command for a brief listing
# eix -# sys-kernel/ sys-kernel/alt-sources sys-kernel/aufs-sources sys-kernel/better-initramfs-bin sys-kernel/bliss-initramfs sys-kernel/bliss-kernel sys-kernel/centos7plus-sources sys-kernel/ck-sources sys-kernel/cryptodev sys-kernel/debian-sources sys-kernel/dkms sys-kernel/dracut sys-kernel/genkernel sys-kernel/genkernel-next sys-kernel/gentoo-sources sys-kernel/git-sources sys-kernel/hardened-sources sys-kernel/kccmp sys-kernel/kergen sys-kernel/linux-docs sys-kernel/linux-firmware sys-kernel/linux-headers sys-kernel/mips-sources sys-kernel/openvz-rhel6-stable sys-kernel/openvz-sources sys-kernel/pf-sources sys-kernel/raspberrypi-image sys-kernel/raspberrypi-sources sys-kernel/rhel7-sources sys-kernel/rsbac-sources sys-kernel/rt-sources sys-kernel/spl sys-kernel/std-sources sys-kernel/tuxonice-sources sys-kernel/vanilla-sources sys-kernel/vserver-sourcesIdeas? sys-kernel/xbox-sources sys-kernel/zen-sources
or for more detail
# eix -c sys-kernel/
This command puts out lots of content to the screen, and it has color...
# eix -A sys-kernel/
Let's say you want to look at sys-kernel/genkernel
# eix sys-kernel/genkernel/
# emerge -ajv @module-rebuild These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies ... done! [ebuild R ] sys-kernel/debian-sources-3.19.3:3.19.3 USE="binary -rt" 0 kB [ebuild R ] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-352.21 USE="X gtk2 gtk3 (multilib) tools -acpi -pax_kernel -uvm" 0 kB Total: 2 packages (2 reinstalls), Size of downloads: 0 kB
# grep -r nvidia /etc/portage /etc/portage/make.conf:VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
# genkernel --menuconfig all
# make modules_install
# make install sh ./arch/x86/boot/install.sh 3.18.16-gentoo arch/x86/boot/bzImage \<br /> System.map "/boot"
script runs automatically
# emerge x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers 352.21
add it to /etc/conf.d/modules
# eix-installed all |grep nvidia x11-drivers/nvidia-driver-352.21
# eix-installed all |grep kernel sys-kernel/debian-sources-3.19.3 sys-kernel/genkernel-126.96.36.199-r6 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.18.16 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.1.0 sys-kernel/linux-headers-4.0
# eselect kernel list  linux-3.18.16-gentoo *  linux-debian-sources-3.19.3
# cfg-update -u # emerge -auDN @world # emerge --depclean