I’ve got everything reinstalled without problem. Well everything I can remember needing or using. I’m sure there are going to be those programs I forgot or thought I emerged but didn’t. Either way though all I have left to do is run startx and see how things work out. I didn’t get any errors while emerging anything so I should back to where I was. I just need to get my stash of car pictures back on to my /home and some other small things. I don’t think that will be a problem though, that should be easy. Here’s a list of the programs I’ve got so far. It’s probably not complete, but it should be pretty close.
- X version 7.0
- The GIMP
Notice there isn’t a music or movie player there yet. I’m not a hug fan of mPlayer and I haven’t decided on one to replace it yet that is a stable build in the AMD64 repository on Portage. For same reason, I don’t have a picture viewer yet. I really like the look Comix, but again, not stable yet. I would for now like to only use stable software. I have used unstable ebuilds in the past, and nothing happened, so its not usually that bad, but still not something I want to do. I also don’t have a mail program there, mainly because I don’t use them. I used to have Thunderbird, but all it did was download my Gmail off the pop server. If I’m on the computer, odds are Firefox is open, and I use the Gmail Manager plugin, so it was worthless to me to have Thunderbird download it for me. It felt worthless anyway.
On my Google Web page that I’m still working on, I think I’m going to post my make.conf file along with some other configuration files that I think a lot of people have trouble with. Configuring your computer is probably one of the trickiest things to do in Linux. There are a lot of variables out there, a lot of which aren’t always easy to explain. So seeing how other people do it is always helpful. I’m the clean and simple type as well, so if any one else out there is the clean and simple type, they can see what a clean and simple make.conf looks like.
Enjoy the Penguins!