Handbook Talk:AMD64/Installation/Finalizing

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Suggested Addition "How to Set Up a Desktop"

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This discussion is still ongoing as of September 24, 2018.

A link to a page with instructions toward building a desktop, similar to building the base Gentoo system.

It took me hours to figure out that a desktop needs:

  1. a display manager
  2. a window manager

and even after I had installed a DM and a WM, the desktop still wouldn't get going because I didn't know I had to install ..

...X11 drivers for video, keyboard and mouse! --doh!!!

With clear instructions like the base Gentoo system, time taken would have been at most another 30mins.

This would be most helpful for noobs like myself ;) . --Russelld (talk) 12:37, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea to at least mention the building blocks of a desktop system in the Handbook. The Xorg guide used to serve the function of at least helping users get Xorg going (then building a WM or DE on top of it). I'll add a snippet mentioning the steps that are usually necessary to configure a graphical desktop. Thanks, Russelld ! --Maffblaster (talk) 17:28, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Stage files may be .xz

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This discussion is done as of January 2, 2019.

The command for removing a stage file from the root directory should be adjusted so that it works for .xz as well as .bz2 files.

--Rafo (talk) 22:00, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Fixed. Thank you! --Maffblaster (talk) 08:05, 2 January 2019 (UTC)