Oh, what a nightmare the last three nights have been. I had problems with my desktop which forced me to reinstall a new Linux operating system not once, but twice since Saturday night. I am still trying to sort what the problem was. I think it had to do with having AHCI enabled for SATA in bios when I was running Gentoo.
In short, all the work I did on Gentoo for the past week went down the drain. Yeah, I was having some reverse dependency issues but I knew they could be resolved but unfortunately it meant unmasking 40 plus applications which I did not want to unmask. Plus, my hard drive seemed to be running very slow. It took me nearly 6 hours to back it up to my Thinkpad through sftp.
I ended up going with Arch Linux which looks and feels like a Gentoo and BSD system all in one, really! Of course, I disabled AHCI in bios and now everything seems to run okay.
The good news is that I finally can sleep on time tonight. I will need it since I am three days behind on my project.
For awhile there, I forgot I was in Vietnam 🙂 I love this country!!!