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From: "Joshua Saddler (nightmorph)" <nightmorph@g.o>
To: gentoo-doc-cvs@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-doc-cvs] gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en: gnome-config.xml
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 04:07:33
nightmorph    11/07/03 04:07:04

  Modified:             gnome-config.xml
  quick'n'dirty de-HALification for the gnome guide, bug 373805

Revision  Changes    Path
1.33                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml

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Index: gnome-config.xml
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.32
retrieving revision 1.33
diff -u -r1.32 -r1.33
--- gnome-config.xml	7 Jun 2010 09:02:51 -0000	1.32
+++ gnome-config.xml	3 Jul 2011 04:07:04 -0000	1.33
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.32 2010/06/07 09:02:51 nightmorph Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.33 2011/07/03 04:07:04 nightmorph Exp $ -->
 <title>The GNOME Configuration HOWTO</title>
@@ -24,8 +24,8 @@
 <!-- See -->
 <title>What is GNOME?</title>
@@ -86,15 +86,14 @@
 Before you start installing GNOME, you might want to edit your USE variables.
 Make sure that <c>X</c>, <c>gtk</c>, and <c>gnome</c> are in your USE variable
-listed in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. If you want support for <c>hald</c>, the
-hardware abstraction layer daemon add <c>hal</c> to your USE flags. The same
-goes for <c>dbus</c>, a system message bus Gnome uses extensively. If you don't
-want KDE support (the other big desktop environment), remove <c>qt4</c> and
+listed in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. If you want support for <c>dbus</c>, a
+system message bus Gnome uses extensively, add it to your USE flags. If you
+don't want KDE support (the other big desktop environment), remove <c>qt4</c>
+and <c>kde</c>.
 <pre caption="Example USE in /etc/make.conf">
-USE="-qt4 -kde X dbus gtk gnome hal"
+USE="-qt4 -kde X dbus gtk gnome"
@@ -106,6 +105,12 @@
 # <i>echo "gnome-base/gnome-session branding" &gt;&gt; /etc/portage/package.use</i>
+If you use the <c>desktop</c> profile, these USE flags will be set for you. You
+can check your profile by running <c>eselect profile list</c> and <c>eselect
+profile set &lt;profile-name&gt;</c> as root.
 Once done, start installing GNOME by emerging <c>gnome</c>:
@@ -133,13 +138,11 @@
-Next we'll clean up the remaining services.
+Next we'll clean up the remaining services and user groups. 
-<pre caption="Adding hald and dbus to the default runlevel">
-# <i>/etc/init.d/hald start</i>
-# <i>rc-update add hald default</i>
+<pre caption="Services and groups">
+# <i>gpasswd -a yourregularuser plugdev</i>
 # <i>/etc/init.d/dbus start</i>
 # <i>rc-update add dbus default</i>
@@ -158,7 +161,7 @@
 <uri link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">X Server Configuration Howto</uri>):
-<pre caption="Having GNOME as default desktop environment">
+<pre caption="Setting GNOME as the default desktop environment">
 $ <i>echo "exec gnome-session" &gt; ~/.xinitrc</i>
@@ -222,14 +225,6 @@
 you don't need to edit <path>~/.xinitrc</path>.
-To use the functionality of <c>hald</c> you need to add your user to the
-<c>plugdev</c> group. If you want support for devices not handled by the
-<c>nautilus</c> file manager, or if you're not using <c>nautilus</c> at all, you
-might want to make sure that <c>gnome-volume-manager</c> is built with the
-<c>automount</c> USE flag, and that it's started every time you login.