Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 15th Apr 2002 02:32 UTC
Gentoo We got Linux distributions for geeks (Debian), distros for businessmen (Red Hat), home users (Mandrake) and... Germans (SuSE :). However, there was never before a distribution specifically targetting developers and speed, both at the same time. Enter Gentoo Linux, the fastest loading, fastest-operating Linux distribution to date.
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by WattsM on Mon 15th Apr 2002 16:41 UTC

XFS was pretty easy to set for me in Gentoo--basically just formatting the partition with XFS (according to the documentation) and entering it correctly in the fstab. The one caveat is to make sure that you have XFS support in the kernel. After you think it's there, go back and check again. Sleep on it and check again in the morning.

Not that I had any problems with this, of course. Cough.

Anyway, my actual problem with Gentoo isn't exactly a problem with Gentoo itself--I haven't been able to get XFree to recognize my USB-based pointing device. The keyboard it's happy with, but not the mouse. I'd read that protocol "auto" was supposed to work, but it doesn't, and I can't find anything in the /dev directory to set as a device (/dev/usb/ is an empty subdirectory?). MAKEDEV doesn't (seem to) know anything about USB devices, either. I suspect there's something screwed up in my kernel configuration (yay), but I haven't found it yet.