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Issues when install Gentoo on Acer 4820G

I don't have so much money to buy a Mac of Thinkpad.So I buy a powerful but cheaper laptop Acer 4820G.Sometimes I have a thought of anti-Mac,I don't have so much money to burning.

I think the suitable is the best,so I choose it.

Of course,I need to install Gentoo on it.Previously,I think I will have a lot of issues to resolve, as your wish I have it indeed.But all the procedure seems ok,don't have very serious issue.The mostly I think is the wireless driver.

So I make a note of the issues I have meet here,when I need to install Gentoo again,it will be a greatly helper.

My kernel config:http://paste.pocoo.org/show/384046/

The wireless driver

Refer to http://www.lxg.de/2011/04

localhost ~ # lspci -v|grep -i net 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1073 (rev c0) 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4357 (rev 01)

Step1:

mkdir ~/kernelgit
cd ~/kernelgit
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git

Step2:

Device Drivers  --->
	Generic Driver Options  --->
		External firmware blobs to build into the kernel binary
I fill it with bcm43xx-0.fw,

Step3:

Also I need to copy

cp brcm/bcm43xx* /lib/firmware/brcm/
cp brcm/bcm43xx* /usr/src/linux/firmware/

Then compile the kernel as usual:

make
make modules_install
cp /arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.38-r2

Then reboot,I can start net.wlan0

How to enable net.wlan0 tips

1.Config /etc/conf.d/net

localhost linux # cat /etc/conf.d/net|grep -v ^#|grep -v ^$
config_eth0=("dhcp")
modules=("wpa_supplicant")
wpa_supplicant_wlan0="-Dwext"
config_wlan0=("192.168.1.20/24")
routes_wlan0=("default via 192.168.1.1")

2.Make a soft link of net.lo

ln -s /etc/init.d/net.lo /etc/init.d/net.wlan0

3.Use rc-update add net.wlan0

rc-update add net.wlan0 default

Use ndiswrapper

I also use indiswrapper to install the driver which is used for Windows.Of course it works ok:

Install

ndiswrapper -i oem1.inf

Uninstall (ls /etc/ndiswrapper)

ndiswrapper -i oem1

Chinese input method Fcitx

I always use fcitx as my input method.First I have the tips by fcitx,but I can't invoke it,though it has the config icon on the panel.

I remember it is related with the locale,because I use the en_US.UTF-8 as the locale.

So need to modify the locale:

vim /etc/profile.env

Change LCCTYPE export LCCTYPE='zh_CN.UTF-8'

Then edit the locale.gen

vim /etc/locale.gen

Add these:

en_US ISO-8859-1
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
zh_CN.UTF-8 UTF-8
zh_CN.GBK GBK
zh_CN GB2312
zh_CN.GB18030 GB18030

The update env

 env-update
 locale-gen

Also need add these to .bashrc

export XMODIFIERS="@im=fcitx"
export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim
export XIM=fcitx
export XIM_PROGRAM=fcitx

My locale

localhost linux # locale
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.UTF-8
LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8
LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8
LC_NAME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_ADDRESS=en_US.UTF-8
LC_TELEPHONE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8
LC_IDENTIFICATION=en_US.UTF-8
LC_ALL=
localhost linux # locale -a
C
en_US
en_US.iso88591
en_US.utf8
POSIX
zh_CN
zh_CN.gb18030
zh_CN.gb2312
zh_CN.gbk
zh_CN.utf8

Edit /etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules,add en

"xim" "X Input Method" "gtk20" "/usr/share/locale" "en:ko:ja:th:zh"

/etc/gtk-2.0/i686-pc-linux-gnu/gtk.immodules,add en

"xim" "X Input Method" "gtk20" "/usr/share/locale" "en:ko:ja:th:zh"

rc-update del net.eth0 is useless

Though I have deled net.eth0 from default,but I still will see the net.eth0 starting and timeout without wirledlines

Edit /etc/conf.d/rc

vim /etc/conf.d/rc

Change RCPLUGSERVICES like this:

RC_PLUG_SERVICES="net.wlan0 !net.*"

Sound alsamixer

First it doesn't have sound,though I have used Fn+Volumn up to adjust the sound level,but it useless.

So need to use alsamixer to adjust it

alsamixer

But after reboot laptop,it still no sound,it seems it can't store/restore the pre-settings.

So add this to /etc/conf.d/local.start

alsactl restore

add this to /etc/conf.d/local.stop

alsactl store
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