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

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

Post by Butch Cassidy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 18:31

...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.


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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by ratcheer » Mon Aug 27, 2012 18:56

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equo install kde-meta
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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 19:13

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.

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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by Butch Cassidy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 21:44

Thanks, install went great but I'm having a problem getting internet access in Fluxbox to connect to SL reps.

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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Aug 28, 2012 22:44

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.

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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by Butch Cassidy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 23:06

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

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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:38

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?.

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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by cl00t » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:23

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.

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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by Butch Cassidy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:40

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).

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Re: Spinbase or CoreCDX for Vanilla KDE & Dual Boot

Post by cl00t » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:51

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.

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