Sorry i was not replying, I have been very busy over
the last two days,
not to mention my machine was busy emerging the OS, xfree, gnome,
evolution before I could actually use it.
So you installed Gentoo Linux ? There is a 2-CD set of Gentoo, based on
the GRP (Gentoo Reference Platform) which has pre-compiled binaries for
a decent base system - including XFree, GNOME, Evolution, etc. Saves a
*lot* of time, although the documentation is a wee bit lacking (you have
to set your USE flags to something that isn't the default before it'll
actually consider using the packages).
Saved me a lot of time last time I installed Gentoo (about two weeks
ago) - the base install was bootstrapped off the main CD, and then all
the bigger packages were installed off the package CD. I then promptly
changed to unstable and re-built everything anyway, but I had a working
system to start from at least.