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Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot [Solved]

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 18:31
by Butch Cassidy
...set up.

- As title really. Never used SL before and was wondering which one was more appropriate for dual booting with Windows with. I'm guessing CoreCDX reading up (better installer).

- Also, I can't find any n00b Spinbase / CoreCDX tutorials to install KDE on top of base (when it's installed). Could someone just run through that for me. I've read the Entropy wiki and am reading the other links etc to catch up.


Thanks.

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 18:56
by ratcheer
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equo install kde-meta


Tim

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 19:13
by Fitzcarraldo
Use CoreCDX, then you've got the X.Org Server installed too. Once you've installed KDE as explained by ratcheer, don't forget to edit /etc/conf.d/xdm to change DISPLAYMANAGER="xdm" to DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm" in order to use the KDE Display Manager.

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 21:44
by Butch Cassidy
Thanks, install went great but I'm having a problem getting internet access in Fluxbox to connect to SL reps.

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 22:44
by Fitzcarraldo
That's a pain. I've just had a look at the package list, and CoreCDX has NetworkManager but no nm-applet. OK, so you're going to have to boot the LiveDVD and chroot into the installation (see https://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?titl ... m_a_LiveCD) then install nm-applet plus do the following:

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rc-update add NetworkManager default

Then exit the chroot environment as explained in the Wiki article, reboot, launch nm-applet from a terminal window in Fluxbox, and you should be able to proceed from there.

EDIT (August 29, 2012 10:39 BST): Fixed an error in the above-mentioned command.

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 23:06
by Butch Cassidy
When you get to:
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(chroot) # <enter any command you want>


Is it literally?
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(chroot) # equo install nm-applet --ask

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:38
by Fitzcarraldo
Essentially, yes, but make sure you do an equo update first so as to update the local Entropy database on your machine. Also, once you have Internet access, make sure you read Entropy: Fresh Install - What to do?.

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:23
by cl00t
Fitzcarraldo wrote:That's a pain. I've just had a look at the package list, and CoreCDX has NetworkManager but no nm-applet. OK, so you're going to have to boot the LiveDVD and chroot into the installation (see https://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?titl ... m_a_LiveCD) then install nm-applet plus do the following:

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rc-update add NetworkManager default

Then exit the chroot environment as explained in the Wiki article, reboot, launch nm-applet from a terminal window in Fluxbox, and you should be able to proceed from there.

EDIT (August 29, 2012 10:39 BST): Fixed an error in the above-mentioned command.


Not doubting what you're saying for a minute, but when I installed a Corecdx setup I just plugged in a network cable & did everything within fluxbox, I didn't have to do any of this.

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:40
by Butch Cassidy
I tried sticking a network cable in and seeing if it 'auto detected' it but kept getting the same error messages (which is why I eventually pinged a few websites and realised I had no connection).

Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:51
by cl00t
Interesting, wonder why it worked for me. I did basic setups with v8 and v9 corecdx like that. Could it be that you need to authenticate even with wired connections? I'm on cable & I just plug anything in and it works.