I have installed X1000 v3 Linux on my NX7000 Laptop, I mush say Ahmad (http://x1000.bitbuilder.com/) has done a terrific Job.

here is a screenshot.

X1000v3

Initially I was a bit worried, I have been a Suse user for many years now, the prospect of switching to Gentoo (X1000 is Gentoo based) worried me.

The install was quite simple, basically Ahmad create 2 TAR files, one for / and one for /usr .. just a matter of untaring it into a clean system, edit grub and fstab and put Grub to MBR .. and voala .. instant Gentoo (beats compiling for 2 days)

I love the little voice that comes on when it connect to the wireless network “connected to networkname“.. the volume and mute buttons also work.

On a whole the system performs very well, my only problem is when I try to “emerge” scummvm I get


000532 rm -f base/libbase.a
000533 ar cru base/libbase.a base/engine.o base/gameDetector.o base/main.o base/plugins.o
000534 ranlib base/libbase.a
000535 g++ backends/sdl/sdl-common.o backends/sdl/sdl.o base/libbase.a scumm/libscumm.a simon/libsimon.a sky/libsky.a sword1/libsword1.a sword2/libsword2.a queen/libqueen.a gui/libgui.a backends/libbackends.a sound/libsound.a common/libcommon.a -lvorbisfile -lvorbis -logg -lmad -lasound -lz -lmpeg2 -L/usr/lib -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib -lSDL -lpthread -o scummvm
000536 backends/sdl/sdl-common.o(.text+0x2cf): In function `OSystem_SDL_Common::init_intern(int)':
000537 : undefined reference to `SDL_NumJoysticks'
000538 backends/sdl/sdl-common.o(.text+0x2df): In function `OSystem_SDL_Common::init_intern(int)':
000539 : undefined reference to `SDL_JoystickName'
000540 backends/sdl/sdl-common.o(.text+0x2f7): In function `OSystem_SDL_Common::init_intern(int)':
000541 : undefined reference to `SDL_JoystickOpen'
000542 collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
000543 make: *** [scummvm] Error 1
000544
000545 !!! ERROR: games-engines/scummvm-0.6.1b failed.
000546 !!! Function src_compile, Line 55, Exitcode 2
000547 !!! emake failed
000548 !!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.

Wich really sucks, since I got a few older games I want to use (like “Broken Sword”) that need it to be up.

Will it survive when Suse 9.2 comes out next month ?? .. not sure yet πŸ™‚

Null