[gentoo-user] Problems emerging gcompris

2005-08-24 Thread cothrige
I recently emerged gcompris to see if my Kindergarten son could benefit from some decent Linux apps, but I cannot get it to work. I saw no complaints during the emerge, such as configure errors, but it just goes nowhere. When run I get this: ** Message: gcompris_set_locale '' **

[gentoo-user] Questions about setting up reliable firewall

2005-08-12 Thread cothrige
I have been trying to find a way to set up a simple firewall which I can trust is doing what I need it to do. I am connecting via a diaulup with my local phone company which dynamically assigns me an ip address. I want to be able to use the web and send and receive email via my pop and smtp

Re: [gentoo-user] Questions about setting up reliable firewall

2005-08-12 Thread cothrige
* Alexander Rink ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Have a look at firehol (firehol.sourceforge.net). I suppose that this is exactly what u r looking for. You can write config files in an easy and understandable language, firehol will translate them into iptables commands. You can find predefined

Re: [gentoo-user] Slow mencoder after emerge?

2005-07-08 Thread cothrige
* Rumen Yotov ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Hi, Maybe rebuilding mplayer through portage will have the same result. Think you could have a look at 'revdep-rebuild' (man revdep-rebuild). HTH. Rumen Nope. Didn't work. But, I did notice that when I run it I get a string of ... supported but

Re: [gentoo-user] Slow mencoder after emerge?

2005-07-08 Thread cothrige
* Andreas Claesson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On 7/8/05, cothrige [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, USE-flags. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2chap=2 To see which USE flags mplayer uses: $ emerge -pv mplayer enable them by adding them to the global USE

Re: [gentoo-user] Slow mencoder after emerge?

2005-07-07 Thread cothrige
* Rumen Yotov ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Hi, Maybe rebuilding mplayer through portage will have the same result. Think you could have a look at 'revdep-rebuild' (man revdep-rebuild). HTH. Rumen Okay. Sounds like a good start to me. I will give it a go and see what I get. It's not hard to

[gentoo-user] Slow mencoder after emerge?

2005-07-06 Thread cothrige
I am very new to Gentoo and portage and just beginning to learn to find my way around. For the most part things have been good, but MPlayer has proved to be a difficulty. Not in basic functionality though, but just speed. What I did was start with a basic 'emerge -a mplayer' which installed

Re: [gentoo-user] Alsa stops working after 'emerge -uD world'

2005-06-30 Thread cothrige
* Emanuele Morozzi ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: I have esperienced your problem; in my case it was caused by the lack of a var, and that that caused the mixer not to load the previously saved settings. 1. Specifically in /etc/conf.d/alsasound I had to add this lines RESTORE_ON_START=yes

[gentoo-user] Alsa stops working after 'emerge -uD world'

2005-06-29 Thread cothrige
I just finished running 'emerge -uD world' and everything seemed to go okay. At least in the end it seemed to. I did have some troubles with spamassassin and a couple of other strange dependencies which were not dealt with automatically, but google and archives of such lists as this helped in

Re: [gentoo-user] Alsa stops working after 'emerge -uD world'

2005-06-29 Thread cothrige
* Norbert Kamenicky ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: cothrige wrote: I just finished running 'emerge -uD world' and everything seemed to go okay. At least in the end it seemed to. I did have some troubles with spamassassin and a couple of other strange dependencies which were not dealt

[gentoo-user] Disk usage?

2005-06-15 Thread cothrige
I recently decided to test out an installation of Gentoo using the Universal installation disc and the packages cd as I do not have a high speed internet connection. I used a somewhat older machine, 450Mhz Pentium III with 128M of RAM, and an old 3G hard drive which I had an installation of

Re: [gentoo-user] Disk usage?

2005-06-15 Thread cothrige
* Mark Knecht ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: If you were very judicious you might, possibly, somehow get it into 3GB but that would be tight. My smallest installation right now is a Pundit-R running fluxbox and MythTV. I uses about 2.4GB: myth11 root # df Filesystem 1K-blocks

Re: [gentoo-user] Disk usage?

2005-06-15 Thread cothrige
* Mark Knecht ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: I think there is no difference in size between any of these distros really. KDE is the size of KDE. Gnome is the size of Gnome. Differences are pretty small compared to the overall size of things. The first step would be to mount /usr/portage on a

Re: [gentoo-user] Disk usage?

2005-06-15 Thread cothrige
* W.Kenworthy ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Gentoo is not designed to save space, or rather isnt worried about space is a better way to describe it. Well, I can understand this. With modern machines who exactly is using the kind of drive I am right now? Yesterday in the local Circuit City I

Re: [gentoo-user] Clarification on iso downloads

2005-05-31 Thread cothrige
* Neil Bothwick ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Tue, 31 May 2005 07:14:49 +0100, Graham Murray wrote: That is not strictly true. It is possible to do a source install without direct network access. What you have to do is get (on CDs or DVD) a portage snapshot and all the source files

Re: [gentoo-user] Clarification on iso downloads

2005-05-31 Thread cothrige
* Neil Bothwick ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Mon, 30 May 2005 08:40:20 -0500, cothrige wrote: It will be a few weeks before it reaches US shops. There isn't a great deal on the second Slackware disc. Where supplying only one disc would reduce the effectiveness greatly, we generally put

[gentoo-user] Clarification on iso downloads

2005-05-30 Thread cothrige
I have been interested in trying out gentoo for quite a while, but have been having some trouble making out just which files I need. The book seems clear for most everything, but as regards my particular situation it is not so. I want to install in the typical way, from source packages rather

Re: [gentoo-user] Clarification on iso downloads

2005-05-30 Thread cothrige
* A. Khattri ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sun, 29 May 2005, cothrige wrote: The book mentions a networkless install, but this seems to be a binary package installation. That is the inference I am drawing in regards to the universal install disc and the packages disc. Am I wrong? Yes