ok my first problems were with getting my wireless to go, now thats been solved
second was proxy and authentication
what i have done is placed two files in profile.d called proxy.sh and proxy.csh
each have the proxy and username password settings as such (http://username:password@proxy:3128
i have set up proxyies for firefox and konquor in the gui, and nether of them work, emerge does not work.
but im connected to the wireless and i have a ip address WTF!!!
firefox says can't find proxy and so does konquor, emerge gives me a i can't find the address im after and doesnt even use the proxy?
please help me i really dont want to keep using M$ vista