Hardcore - Gentoo on WB?

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Hardcore - Gentoo on WB?

Postby p0rc0_r0ss0 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:51 pm

Have anyone tried to use Gentoo on WB? I guess this would be very... rough experience. Especially
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, when X.org has been updated :)
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Re: Hardcore - Gentoo on WB?

Postby Tapani » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:37 am

Not tried Gentoo on WB (anyone has an SD card image to share?)

Updating X might not be so scary if you do not have GPU acceleration enabled. Otherwise .. yes. Scary.
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Re: Hardcore - Gentoo on WB?

Postby Spekadyon » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:11 pm

I run gentoo on my wandboard for almost two years, never tried anything else. I just followed the "tutorial" on eewiki concerning u-boot, then installed gentoo as usual from a stage3 archive (stage3-armv7a_hardfp) and it "just works". Easier than I expected, in fact.

The board acts as a headless server, I have no experience with X.org; except networking everything seem to work flawlessly.
My current setup is a bit complex (system on external hard drive, lots of containters, etc.), I can't use it to build a sd image. I may be able to create an image from a stage3 archive, though, with no guarantee that the system will boot ;)
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