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    Question help with WM for gentoo

    hi
    I installed Gentoo with the live CD successfully. once i boot up I get a localhost login. then i login as root and try to install a windows manager but i need a internet connection but i dont know how to get my WLAN or LAN to work so i can download a WM. Please help!

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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    It's hard to be of much help when you give no info about your wireless card.

    Remember that Gentoo is a manual distro, and things aren't supposed to "just work" out of the box.

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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    i dont need wireless for this, i can use ethernet. also I know gentoo doesnt work out of the box thats why im trying it.

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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    I'd worry about getting your internet working before thinking about a window manager. Did you have working internet from the LiveCD? How did you set that up? Though Gentoo is a manual distro, usually wired internet "just works," unless you have a weird setup; does your local network not use DHCP? Did you modify the network settings to reflect this?

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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    i didnt do anything to my network before this. its a unencryped WLAN. i dont know anything about DHCP either.

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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    Don't use WLAN for the moment, just plug in your physical ethernet cable. You can worry about getting your wireless working once you're further along.

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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    ok i will try that.
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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    ok i tryed it with a ethernet connection but could not download anything.
    please help
    henry
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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    Grab a copy of the minimal CD (not the graphical LiveCD), boot from it, and see if you have working internet (through your ethernet). If so, check this section of the Install Handbook for how to configure your system identically to the minimal CD. If you don't have working ethernet automatically from the minimal CD, try this section for tips on how to get it.

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    Re: help with WM for gentoo

    thank you SO much i will do this right away!!

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