Tagged: precision 3640

Updated: Partition Schemes

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.

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

New System Info (Dell Precision 3640)

Model number: Dell Precision 3640
Product number: WX520AV
MOBO mfr: Dell Inc.
MOBO Prod Name:0D4MD1
MOBO Version: A00
Processor Pkg: Socket 1200 LGA
Processor: Intel Core i9-10900K (10 Core, 20M cache, base 3.7GHz, up to 5.3GHz) DDR4 2933
Memory: 16GB 2X8GB DDR4 2933MHz UDIMM Non-ECC Memory
PCIe SSD: NVMe Class 40 M.2 SSD (256GB)
Hard disk1: Samsung SSD 860 (256GB)
Hard disk2: WDC WD10EZEX-75W (1TB)
Hard disk3: WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 (1TB)
Graphic Card: Nvidia Quadro P620, 2GB, 4 mDP to DP adapter
Ethernet Card: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (11) I219-LM
Sound Card:Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH cAVS
snd_hda_intel
Sound Card:NVIDIA Corporation GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
snd_hda_intel

That's all!
-gibb

Exploring with Gentoo Linux (Part 5)

Part 5 - Let's type in Japanese

To be able to type and read in Japanese, input methods and input method editor (IME) need to be installed. For IME, I choose IBM since I'm used to using it. As for input methods, I tried both ibus-anthy and ibus-mozc and I couldn't get the property dialogue for ibus-mozc up and running, so I decide to continue using ibus-anthy.

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

Installation:

Installation of ibus as well as its dependencies and Japanese engine, ibus-anthy, is no difficult tasks. # emerge --ask app-i18n/ibus app-i18n/ibus-anthy

Configurations:

Update ~/.xinitrc and include environment variables to set for ibus.

FILE ~/.xinitrc
export XMODIFIERS=@im=ibus export GTK_IM_MODULE=ibus export QT_IM_MODULE=ibus # Use `xim` in case some apps (like Chromium) refuse to work with IBus export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim export QT_IM_MODULE=xim ibus-daemon -drx

Then, start the setup program to do some configurations.$ ibus-setup

All I changed was the keyboard shortcuts and input methods. For keyboard shortcuts, I was hoping Alt+Shift would just work, but it didn't, so I changed it to Alt+Shift+space.

For input methods, I added Japanese - Anthy to enable Japanese input. You might have noticed that its icon is different from the default one. This is because I replaced its default icon with my own.

The configuration of ibus should be done now. You'll see a small EN icon in its systray. That confirms ibus is running now. Left click on the icon will show you the list available input methods, in this case, English and Japanese - Anthy.

Changing Default Anthy Icon:

I thought the default Anthy icon was not pretty and didn't like it. So, I decided to change it to my own. After searching for the icon in the system, I found it in /usr/share/ibus-anthy/icons/. It's called ibus-anthy.png. I used GIMP to create another icon and replaced it.

That's all!
-gibb