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Aug 20, 2007
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I love Gentoo, and was surprised to not find a thread for it here. I suppose it's the learning curve and lack of GUI out of the box. ;)

I run Gentoo on the following "oddball" machines and love it's ability to optimize everything for the CPU via compile flags. I'll post a make.conf configuration for each of my machines, just for fun:

All use flags are for xfce, BTW.

Fuloong Mini-PC (Bought in China by a friend, runs a Chinese designed MIPS "Loongson" processor, yep Gentoo runs!)

CFLAGS="-O3 -Wa,-mfix-loongson2f-nop -march=loongson2f -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
USE="alsa cdr dvd -kde"
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.7Ghz (It's actually for sale right now in the market, but let's keep this on topic. ;) )

CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -mcpu=970 -maltivec -mabi=altivec"
# WARNING: Changing your CHOST is not something that should be done lightly.
# Please consult http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/change-chost.xml before changing.
USE="qt4 qt gtk dvd alsa cdr -gnome -kde"
I have a pandaboard ARM based box as well, but it's down right now. Will post it's make.conf later. Useful for optimizing.

BTW, -fomit-frame-pointer is not your friend. It will make debugging hell, especially in java land. I only do it on that little fuloong because an 800MHz MIPS CPU needs every drop of speed it can get.

I also have an Core i7 box running gentoo naturally, but it's boring compared to my above "exotic" setups, lol. ;)

Anyone else have a gentoo box? Don't need to post make.confs, I just did for fun. I'm pretty good at setting up gentoo and have been working with it for some time if anyone has any questions. ;)
Sep 3, 2010
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I like Gentoo, but it takes some time to get it installed. I am currently trying to get some extra life into an old pre-Presscott Pentium 4 system (1.7 GHz, 1 GB RAM in a 5000 setries Compaq Presario) but I do not want too spend too much free time on it (and compiling stuff takes long on that box).

I am not near the box now, but I do now that the CFLAGS values are O2,march=pentium4 and pipe. Tonight I might mess around with it a bit and continue to configure X properly (and install Openbox).
Oct 13, 2007
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Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
Gentoo is great for learning (like Linux From Scratch but that's even more nitty gritty) as you have much if it you "roll yourself" compile-wise. Also, for optimizing for specific hardware, of course. A really good "hobbyist" distro.