Episode 48 Gentoo part 3

Posted in Gentoo at 11:55 am by ewlabonte

The Lip is finally back after a month’s delay. I’ve been struggling with gentoo but I finally finished recording and editing this episode. This week I install Xwindows, I get wireless working with wifi-radar, and I set my printer up. There will be a part 4 also. I still have to install gnome and another window manager. This is a bit shorter than most episodes, sort of in compensation for the 2 hour marathon last episode.

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  1. Len said,

    April 28, 2008 at 10:44 am

    So, I’m guessing that the podcast is pretty much going to be a monthly thing, now?

  2. vince said,

    May 1, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Gentoo is a tough distro-I tried installing it and failed miserably once.Still looking forward to the final episode on it though.I am trying to get a handle on Arch currently,using the 3 episodes Ed did on it,as well the Arch guide for beginners.I guess doing podcasts is a lot more work than it sounds like,for no pay.But the interest should be evident by the number of downloads I would think.Maybe there should be some ads on the site?Hopefully the LIP will survive,as most other linux podcasts seem to be mainly about bashing Windoze,with little “nuts and bolts” information.

  3. ewlabonte said,

    May 1, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I’m sorry about the delay again. And I’m sorry Vince, I don’t think I’m going to do a fourth gentoo episode after all. It’s just been too rocky and I’ve covered all the basics. I’m not having fun with it … that’s part of the reason I have been taking a while. I’ve been recording about three or four hours for every hour I use and I’ve had enough. I’m think I’m going to cover Hardy Heron next episode. And after that I might do gNewSense 2.0 which is based on Hardy. It might be an interesting comparison. Again, I’m sorry to disappoint…

  4. vince said,

    May 1, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Well like you said you covered the basics,which is nothing to sneeze at with Gentoo.I doubt many linux users will ever try to tackle a Gentoo install but it was a good series.Comparing Hardy and all-free gNewSense should be interesting.A roundup of the mini-distros[DSL,Puppy,Tiny Me,Slitaz,Fluxbuntu,etc.]would be cool,even if you only evaluated the live-cd’s[like you don’t have enough distros to try].Thanks for the reply,looking forward to future episodes.

  5. ewlabonte said,

    May 2, 2008 at 10:46 am

    That’s a good idea. I had been thinking about covering installing a light distro onto a usb memory stick, because I’m recording the episodes using puppy running off a 2 Gb memory stick. Slax has a nice easy method for doing that also.

  6. don said,

    May 8, 2008 at 7:00 am

    That’s to bad about gentoo. I hear that genkernel is supposed to make the whole kernel compilation easier. Maybe you’re problem is kernel related? At any rate, I can understand you’ve had enough. You’ve really put in a lot of effort. Just wanted to also say I’m looking forward to the next podcast. Also, if you’re going to do some smaller distros I hear Slax is very good. A BSD install would be nice too someday…maybe after you recover from Gentoo. I’m not poking fun at you. I tried Sabayon, which is like a really slick but easier to install and ostensibly to use. I was confused just by the Portage system. I will give Gentoo and Slackware a try one day. Sorry for rambling on.

  7. ewlabonte said,

    May 8, 2008 at 8:16 am

    I don’t know what the problem was with genkernel. The first time I successfully installed gentoo it was with genkernel. I think at that point I was starting to take shortcuts because I wanted to get a podcast out and I did something wrong, and then I didn’t have patience enough to try to figure out. Including the mistakes in the episodes is instructive so long as it leads to a resolution, but if the whole install is a big %$$# up then it’s not worth including it in an episode. I do like gentoo, but to do a podcast about the installation really requires more familiarity with it than I have.

  8. Graig T. said,

    May 12, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Any new episodes in the next millennium?

  9. ewlabonte said,

    May 14, 2008 at 6:44 am

    I’ve got one recorded, it just needs editing. I got into an accident with my car. I got rear-ended by a tractor trailer and the car was totaled. So I had to buy a new one. That whole process has been taking up all my time.

  10. Graig T. said,

    May 14, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Have you ever considered doing a re-management of your website? Starting fresh with your personal theme to the website and dropping old episodes and adding sponsor links and a payapl button. I like the Comments blog, so when you do an episode, maybe the listeners can post some additional tips about the installation and leave comments for corrections. as well.

    Anyway, a great show.

  11. Gatton said,

    May 18, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Sorry to hear about the accident! You didn’t mention any injuries so I’m hoping you came out unscathed. I have really been enjoying the Slackware and Zenwalk episodes. I’ll check out Debian Etch next.

    I like Vince’s suggestion of covering mini distros. I would also love a BSD episode. So far I’ve not had the courage to try even the slick “spins” like PC-BSD and Dragonfly. I have far too much to learn about Linux to try them out right now.

    At any rate I’m glad I found the podcast and I’ll watch for new episodes. Don’t let the complainers get ya down. It’s a lot of work doing a good podcast and we all appreciate it.

  12. Michael Park said,

    June 8, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    When are you releasing a new episode?

  13. Len said,

    June 23, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Well, looks like it’s toast. . .

  14. Michael Park said,

    June 27, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Can you post any information as to the status of this podcast. It would be nice to let the fans know how and where the podcast is going?

    – Cheers

  15. ewlabonte said,

    June 27, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I’m sorry, I’m sort of in limbo. I’m kind of burnt out from some things that have been happening in my life and I just haven’t put the time and energy into putting out a podcast. I will eventually get one out. I’m sorry for the delay.

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