More on linux desktop

I’ve recently upgraded my fluxbox to 0.9.12 which has antialiasing support 🙂 Fonts look a lot better now on the titles and menus.
After some world updates (where gtk+ was upgraded to version 2.6.2) vlc did not open up it’s neat gui. I had to re-emerge wxGTK and re-emerge vlc (version 0.8.1 works pretty smooth now).

I’ve also tried tuxracer version 1.1.1. It’s not as fun as ver 0.6 (it’s a lot slower and courses take more to finish and one can get easily bored), but I kept it cause it has head to head duels 😉

But there’s something that “bothers” me…Should I use:

ACCEPTED_KEYWORDS=”~x86″ emerge world

or just

emerge world


Anyone has any experience on this ?

2 Responses to “More on linux desktop”

  1. March 7th, 2005 | 15:45

    Never use ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=”~x86″ on the command line. Never. When and if you later on do a emerge -UDv world your system will break. If you want to install a masked package you should add it to your /etc/portage/package.keywords file and then emerge it. I am following this rule religiously and my Gentoo is solid as steel. When I am upgrading I am doing the following: emerge sync emerge -uDpv world; emerge -uDv world; revdep-rebuild -pv; revdep-rebuild -v dispatch-conf. Always pay close attention to the output of a pretend before actually issuing the command. Also, be careful with dispatch-conf too. And avoid running emerge -v depclean unless you do a pretend first and study the result _very_ carefully. Anyway, hope all these help you.

  2. Dom Hamon
    October 8th, 2005 | 12:35
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 on Linux Linux

    Just a quick efficiency note on running the emerge world twice, once with pretend, once without. Instead, you can run ’emerge -auDv world’. This will only check the dependencies once and will ask for confirmation after displaying a results list like pretend.

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