Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Gentoo Linux sucks

Filed under
Gentoo

When I first installed Gentoo, I thought it was pretty good. It was not as easy as other distros (such as Ubuntu), but it gave me lots of control on how I wanted the system configured and set up and I really liked that. I liked it so much that I was considering using it for my main development workstation here at home.

At work, we have an old mail server set up on Gentoo. For some reason, another tech here rebooted it. It would not come back up. This happened in the middle of the afternoon, which is not the best time for things like this to happen. So I connected to it with a Remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) device and saw that it had failed to boot up. It was sitting there at the console with a message like this:

rest here




People who don't know how to use Gentoo suck

I am doubtful that an update was pushed through that could ruin the boot. It sounds more like someone was fiddling around with it and ended up breaking the system. I've been using Gentoo full-time for six years and have never had an update kill my machine like that.

Just because a problem arises within an OS doesn't mean it sucks, especially if you don't fully understand what caused the problem to begin with.

really?

Deathspawner wrote:
Just because a problem arises within an OS doesn't mean it sucks, especially if you don't fully understand what caused the problem to begin with.

Ironically this describes 99.999999999% of all Linux fanboys describing some phantom Windows problem.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched the iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module, built around the dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based Renesas RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form factor “iW-RainboW-G22M-SM” COM that runs Linux 3.10.31 on the dual-core Cortex-A7 based RZ/G1E SoC from the same RZ/G series SoCs. Read more

today's leftovers