How hard is gentoo to install?

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  1. zanyspy_dude

    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

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    See the thread title if confused.

    Board = intel d915pbl
    videocard = evga nvidea 6600gt
    wireless = airlink 101
    cd drive = nec dvd_rw

    POTENTIAL PROBLEM
    happauage 350 tv tuner


    I hear the gentoo is a beast with the drivers, true? Am i gonna hit troubles?

    What is the site where you can check to see if linux ( and what distro) has drivers for your hardware?

    TIA

    I love you all,

    David
     
  2. kYd

    kYd New Member

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    I tried installing Gentoo off a live DVD and it kept freakin complaining at me. I've installed others before but this one wouldn't get past a certain point. I tried download the CD again but to no use. probley just my laptop but it was a fking PITA!

    Others like Mandrake and SuSe were easy

    edit: I love you to David
     
  3. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Umm, I believe since they cut out Stage 1&2 it's gotten a hell of a lot easier.

    Just follow the manual and u'll have no problems.
     
  4. Dementio

    Dementio OT Supporter

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    kyd, laptops almost always have problems with linux, but as far as gentoo is concerec, i love it
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    unless you have an obscure notebook, it doesnt really matter anymore.

    there are happauage 350 tv tuner drivers. that is one of the cards used to create a MythTV box.
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: Many of the laptops I've done have had little issues to take care of after installation (changing the trackpad drivers, installing wireless drivers), but they all worked out of the box.
     

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