tvtime radeon ati not working

try changing the device section of your xorg.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier   "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9200 SE (RV280)"
Driver      "fglrx"
Option          "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option          "OpenGLOverlay" "off"

to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Enable VM86 support

If you’re looking for the “Enable VM86 support” option in the 2.6 kernel (in order to prepare the kernel for the ati-drivers) you can try to enable Options -> Show All Options in your xconfig.

permission problem during emerge fetch

If you experience permission errors during the download of portage packages (and you’re not paranoid) you can try disabling userfetch in your make.conf.


In newer versions it is enabled by default.

(This feature drops root privileges during the download process. In my opinion it increases the security of your system but it won’t change your life 😉 )

gnome-volume-control cannot remember alsa-settings

Easy solution on gentoo:

rc-update add alsasound default

OR (on other distributions) 

add alsactl restore to /etc/conf.d/local.start

echo “alsactl restore” >> /etc/conf.d/local.start

add alsactl store to /etc/conf.d/local.stop

echo “alsactl store” >> /etc/conf.d/local.stop

add local (if it isn’t already) to default startscripts

rc-update add local default