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Gentoo on the ibook G4

Well I finally decided to try be a real nerd... I have installed Gentoo on my laptop.

I installed it for the worst possible reason too - because I managed to break my ubuntu install when trying to upgrade to the jaunty beta...

First I went through the awesome manual at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml. Then decided to break a bit so I went through the awesome manual at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml. Then decided to break a bit so I went through the awesome manual at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml. Then decided to break a bit so I went through the awesome manual at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml....

Eventually I have a lot more knowledge about how awesome chroot is, how to manually set up a wired and a wireless connection, how to emerge and USE.

Immediately noticed a speed increase, and things like the hibernate on closed lib when on battery... just work. That never happened on Ubuntu intrepid!

I first tried xfce with slim which was nice but I missed some things from my old ubuntu. So left the pc for a day doing:
# emerge gnome

I found updating from python2.4 to python2.5 weird - you have to run python-updater or when you are running your presentation at uni it WONT WORK.

Playing with X and my video out gave me a cloned screen on our homemade projector at home. Looking good!

I am now running my first "deep update" of world, currently been compiling for 4 hours...
Don't really know if all of this configuring is really worth it to be honest....
I'll give it a few weeks and see if I go back to ubuntu or stay...

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