07/18/2018 (Wed) 11:50:41
Pretty cool distro, however.
There are a few things that the maintainers neglect to tell in their repository.
Things like the overlays used in the binaries.
From what I've been able to piece together is that most bins and most of their package.use is built around the Libressl overlay and (maybe?) a few others.
There is also a huge problem right now with the way they setup nvidia drivers.
The driver that is downloaded and supplied is (again from my understanding) built for linux version 4.14.* whilest CloverOS currently runs 4.16.* which is a uge problem because installing these drivers will destroy your install.
additionally, the nvidia drivers supplied are 396.24-r1 which is the unstable versions that lack legacy support for some older(not that old) graphics cards.
The system doesn't store a local version of their Gentoo sources, so if you want to go full Gentoo you'll have to download the sources.
This made getting dkms nvidia drivers a bit annoying.
It would be great if the script was updated to serve a dkms version of nvidia drivers, various versions would help with legacy support.
That being said, i get the feeling the scripts weren't designed much with supporting a wide range of systems.
If you use some memeware thinkpad/toughbook this distro is perfect right out of the gate.
If you want to get some other kind of setup to work it'll require a bit of legwork, but that's not a bad thing.
It's amazing how simplified this makes a your regular Gentoo install.
Because it's Gentoo I've been able to get most of the above to work perfectly.