Category: Computer

Updated: NVIDIA Drivers

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The information in this site is the result of my researches in the Internet and of my experiences. This information below is solely used for my purpose and may not be suitable for others.

NVIDIA Drivers:

The new video card installed on DELL Precision 3640 Tower is Nvidia Quadro P620, and the driver for this card is included in x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers. So, no need to download drivers from the NVIDIA website. Just run and follow the instruction of post installation at Gentoo Wiki: NVIDIA/nvidia-drivers : # emerge --ask x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers

That's all!
-gibb

Updated: .Xresources for urxvt

Disclaimer:
The information in this site is the result of my researches in the Internet and of my experiences. This information below is solely used for my purpose and may not be suitable for others.

.Xresources for urxvt:

After starting urxvt, if it looks like .Xresources isn't loaded, one thing we can make sure is to see if all specified fonts are installed and loaded in the system. fontconfig is one tool to check which font config files are enabled for the system.

To list installed font config files: # eselect fontconfig list ============================ Available fontconfig .conf files (* is enabled): [1] 10-autohint.conf * [2] 10-no-sub-pixel.conf [3] 10-sub-pixel-bgr.conf [4] 10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf [5] 10-sub-pixel-vbgr.conf [6] 10-sub-pixel-vrgb.conf [7] 10-unhinted.conf [8] 11-lcdfilter-default.conf [9] 11-lcdfilter-legacy.conf ...

To enable a font config file: # eselect fontconfig enable 10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf # eselect fontconfig enable 4

See if above step allows urxvt to successfully load .Xresources.

That's all!
-gibb

Updated: /etc/fstab

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The information in this site is the result of my researches in the Internet and of my experiences. This information below is solely used for my purpose and may not be suitable for others.

New /etc/fstab Scheme:

My new system, Dell Precision 3640 Tower, uses UEFI and its partion (/dev/sda2) needs to be vfat. Detail can be found at Gentoo Wiki: EFI System Partition

/dev/sda2/bootvfatnoauto,noatime0 2
/dev/sda3noneswapsw0 0
/dev/sda4/ext4noatime,errors=remount-ro0 1
/dev/sdb1/homeext4defaults1 2
tmpfs/tmptmpfsnoatime,nodev,nosuid,size=10G0 0
tmpfs/var/tmptmpfsrw,nosuid,noatime,nodev, size=10G,mode=17770 0
tmpfs/var/tmp/portage tmpfsrw,nosuid,noatime,nodev,size=10G, mode=775,uid=portage,gid=portage, x-mount.mkdir=7750 0

That's all!
-gibb

Updated: Partition Schemes

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The information in this site is the result of my researches in the Internet and of my experiences. This information below is solely used for my purpose and may not be suitable for others.

New Partition Scheme:

My new system, Dell Precision 3640 Tower, uses UEFI and its partion (/dev/sda2) needs to be formatted as vfat. Detail can be found at Gentoo Wiki: EFI System Partition

PartitionSizeFSDescription
/dev/sda12MiB-BIOS boot partition
/dev/sda2128MiBvfatUEFI boot partition
/dev/sda34295MiBSWAPSwap Partition
/dev/sda4239970MiBext4/ Partition

That's all!
-gibb

Updated: X11

Disclaimer:
The information in this site is the result of my researches in the Internet and of my experiences. This information below is solely used for my purpose and may not be suitable for others.

X11:

After installing x11-base/xorg-drivers and x11-base/xorg-server, X11 may exit with errors complaining, missing twm, xterm, xclock. When that happens, installing these components will fix the issue and hopefully X11 will start.# emerge --ask twm xterm xclock

That's all!
-gibb