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Predictable partition name for squashfs partition in initramfs

We use a custom installation of Gentoo that looks like this: /dev/sda1: /boot ext4 (unencrypted) /dev/sda2: / squashfs (unencrypted) /dev/sda3: /home ext4 (dm-crypt) /dev/sda4: - swap ...
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Manual emerge package zlib

How can I install/emerge a package manual in gentoo? I cannot download this package (ZLIB), because it gets blocked by our IT-Firewall (invalid decompression table). They scan each http/ftp request ...
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Why does plymouth fail consistently after booting into second OS?

I have dual-boot UEFI (non-secure) Gentoo and Fedora. After I build my kernel for Gentoo, plymouth bootsplash works perfectly every time. If I boot into boot option 2, Fedora, even once - plymouth ...
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Can GPM be used in a teminal emulator?

I noticed it when installing gentoo https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GPM But I can't figure out of it's possible to get it to work outside of a tty. I'm using GNOME-Terminal if that matters.
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Gentoo and OpenSC problems with Broadcom 5880

I'm trying to install OpenSC on Gentoo Linux. I install lcsc-lite and it works (it finds reader and card), but opensc says No smart card reader found I also tried with openct but it gives me the ...
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Is this Worth Converting to LVM and Separate /home mount?

I'm wondering a few things: Background I've got a machine with 2 HDDs (Each 500GB SATA). /dev/sda contains nothing but an infrequently used Windows10 for gaming. /dev/sdb contains my current ...
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Which package in Gentoo provides xmlcatalog command?

I got xmlcatalog not found error. I think I removed some system packages by mistake. Which package provides this tool? Is there a place online that I can check?
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ifconfig not displaying NIC's and also no wired Ethernet connection

After rebooting, my network interface card (renamed from eth0 to enp0s25) is not displayed with the command ifconfig, only in ifconfig -a. Also ping -c 4 google.com only yields unknown host. In my /...
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How do I compile my Gentoo kernel for AMD IOMMU?

I have an AMD A4-5300 CPU with a motherboard that supports IOMMU and I am trying to enable IOMMU on my Gentoo Hardened 4.3.3-r4 kernel with the intention of using a graphics card on a KVM VM. ...
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Does Portage rebuild full packages when updating?

When I update a Gentoo system, does Portage fetch new sources, extract them and recompile everything from scratch, or does it extract it to existing sources and compile only changed files?
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Why is /lib/modules so huge under my gentoo, compared to Ubuntu

I have a Gentoo installation. For compiling the kernel I used the configuration from Ubuntu 14.04 kernel. I find it hard to understand why the sizes of the modules libraries are so different: In ...
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NAO robot running Gentoo based OS cannot connect to Wi-Fi automatically

I am using NAO robot for my Masters Thesis. It is running OpenNAO OS Version 2.1.4.13. This OS is Gentoo based. The problem I am facing is that it doesn't automatically connect to one specific Wi-Fi ...
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apparmor - cannot load library

I'm trying to get apparmor set up on my system and am having troubles getting past the permission denied error: ping: error while loading shared libraries: libcap.so.2: cannot stat shared object: ...
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How to prevent /sda /sdb changes between boots?

I am going to install Gentoo Linux onto an old hardware, which motherboard is having both IDE and SATA hard drives. I have two IDE and one SATA hard drives connected, and plan to do RAID on them. ...
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How to determine if it is a fault of the Network Card?

Basically, I have a PC having problems. Let's call it POO. POO is a pc running Gentoo Linux, with KDE. It is quite freshly setup on an old hardware. So far I do not notice it has other problems, ...
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mosh-server needs a UTF-8 native locale to run

I am trying to connect from my Gentoo to RHEL server. Both have mosh installed, however I get this error: petanb@localhost ~/Documents $ mosh root@server mosh-server needs a UTF-8 native locale to ...
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emerge scheduled 2 versions of the same package to build - causing conflicts

I'm trying to update all my packages, so I ran: emerge -aUDU --with-bdeps=y --verbose-conflicts @world and I found a few package conflicts. Interestingly enough though, is that it has scheduled two ...
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SystemD Conversion - In Progress

I've successfully converted my 4 year old installation of KDE4/SysV/Grub Legacy to KDE5 - Plasma/SystemD/Grub2. I have some questions for anyone who has done something similarly: Information $ ...
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Dark kde plasma 5 session on Gentoo

I upgraded to KDE plasma 5.5.5 following the KDE 4.11 the Gentoo wiki page: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE/Plasma_5_upgrade#SDDM_display_issues sddm works fine, I can start a working openbox ...
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How can I cryptographically verify a sabayon.iso? Are there any certificates?

I've downloaded and installed sabayon, but all I can find to verify that iso image is an md5sum that can only be downloaded from the same insecure mirrors. md5 checksums are not cryptographically ...
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How do I get Portage to always select to install and upgrade to the latest available version of selected software?

I would like to get Portage to always install the latest available version of selected software (i.e., software specified when running emerge, along with all relevant dependencies that also need to be ...
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How do I enable memory zone reclaim mode on the Linux kernel?

I am running Gentoo Linux Hardened using kernel 4.3.3-hardened-r4 on an AMD A4-5300 APU. To troubleshoot a memory problem I have with my system I need to enable sysctl vm.zone_reclaim_mode=1, but ...
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wifi chipset not detected on rPi 3 with gentoo

i've install gentoo on a raspberry Pi 3. The version of the kernel sources is 4.1.20-v7+. All works fine except for the wifi. When i load the module brcmfmac, it is loaded without complaint but the ...
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How to determine whether a service was terminated (not running but it should)?

I've got some services in /service/... in a gentoo-based system and I'd like to monitor these services. I can check whether they are running or down using svc-status but how can I determine whether ...
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Gentoo Linux: Enabling a mbeq equalizer for ALSA breaks application audio but works when tested with speaker-test

I am running Gentoo Linux using kernel Linux-4.3.3-hardened-r4 and my sound system is only ALSA, i.e. no OSS or Pulseaudio. I am trying to enable a system-wide equalizer, but since alsaequal never ...
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Do I need boot partition on UEFI & Luks?

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LUKS partition (simple layout - single root partition, without underlying LVM). Right now it works, but I doubt if I done it properly. I've got such a partitions: ...
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Creating a DMG file on Gentoo

I'm trying to create a Mac OS DMG image file on Gentoo - I managed to create the FS using mkfs.hfsplus and just dropping all the contents into the mounted file system, and everything works fine.. the ...
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Gentoo failed to emerge GParted 0.25.0

My system is Gentoo 64 bit GCC version is gcc (Gentoo 5.3.0 p1.0, pie-0.6.5) 5.3.0. I got this error while emerging sys-block/gparted-0.25.0 /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/5.3.0/../../../../...
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An issue that use Emerge to install package

I'm not too much experienced within Gentoo portage, When I tried to install Nodejs # emerge --ask monit nginx nodejs into my gentoo and i get an error message like: [ebuild N ] net-libs/...
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Gentoo Hardened eats 3 GB of memory after running for ~12 hours with very few processes running

I'm running Gentoo Hardened AMD64 using kernel 4.3.3-hardened-r4. With my system only running some basic daemons like wpa_supplicant, cron or DHCP, and with an X session with only Windowmaker, GKrellM ...
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Load firmware on ro live cd

Basically I have the situation when box is booting from usb (gentoo-minimal.iso) but installation is lacking the firmware for killer 1525 (ath10k). The filesystem is mounted as ro and I can't put ...
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Change keyboard layout by shortcut (text mode only)

I've got brand new gentoo on my box. No X installed. I want to know correct way to setup changing keyboard layout while in text mode. (Basically I need a simple way of cycling between three keyboard ...
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No RC messages at the start between kernel loading and login prompt

I have a 4.3.2 kernel and OpenRC 0.19.1. After the kernel loads there is no messages from the RC scripts. And then, there is the prompt to log in. There is another system with identical rc.conf and ...
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xinput shows two trackpoints instead of one

I have been using a script to configure trackpoint for ages. It worked on my current Lenovo x230 laptop with Gentoo but stopped working probably due to some software update. #!/bin/bash trackpoint="...
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Guide for Gentoo setup with full disk encryption using LUKS+LVM

I'm looking for a way to make the following setup happen in Gentoo: /dev/sda1 -> /boot (ext2) /dev/sda2 -> Luks encrypted | +-lvm-vg1 | +- /dev/mapper/root-fs -> / (ext4) +- /dev/...
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Gentoo won't update Chromium due to conflict with libxml, icu USE flag is globally set on make.conf, qt-webkit is not part of the conflict

I am running Gentoo Hardened using kernel version 4.1.7-hardened-r1. When I first set up my system I was able to emerge Chromium without a hitch. However, I recently issued emerge --sync followed by a ...
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RAPL PMU detected, API unit is 2^-32, 4 fixed counters 655360 ms ovfl timer

I compiled my own kernel (version 4.1.5) using the commands: #emerge --ask sys-kernel/genkernel #genkernel all And then I installed grub2 using these commands: #emerge --ask sys-boot/grub #grub2-...
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grub2-install: error: cannot open /boot/grub/i386-pc/usbserial_common.mod: No space left on device

I am at the final step in a Gentoo installation, and I have some problems installing grub2. I did an emerge --ask sys-boot/grub and everything went ok. After this I ran (chroot) livecd # grub2-install ...
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Sabayon 16 - MySQL Server unable to start

After installing Sabayon 16, I needed to install MySQL Server. I have followed two tutorials, but both of them fails to me. The first tutorial says to install dev-db/mysql and then execute sudo /usr/...
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On Gentoo, ZFS stops working after 0.6.5 update

I just updated my Gentoo system, updating my world, including ZFS. Everything but the kernel. I figured I'd do a reboot first, then build a new kernel. Currently, it's running on kernel 3.17.8-gentoo-...
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Ruby with Tk in Gentoo

How to emerge Ruby with tk/tcl support in Gentoo Linux. I've tried USE="tk" emerge ruby, but it didn't work. Furthermore there is no tk use flag according "https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/dev-...
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Gentoo Linux GPG encrypts properly a file passed through parameter but throws “Inappropriate ioctl for device” when reading from standard input

I am running Gentoo Hardened with kernel 4.1.7-hardened-r1 and I am trying to encrypt a file using GPG from a shell session opened from SSH and with the DISPLAY variable disabled in order to use ...
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IP routing not working

I configured network bridge for my VM. VM can ping host but can't ping anything from internet. My configuration: # ip route default via 192.168.1.100 dev wlp3s0 192.168.1.0/24 dev wlp3s0 proto ...
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Gentooo system mounts readonly, won't boot, services segfault

After upgrading to OpenRC 0.20 the system fails to boot properly: mounted into runlelevel unknown (kernel 3.17.1) The / partition is mounted read-only /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (ro, realtime, data=...
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Gentoo: Fallback http based repository for firewalled networks

I am on a network where only port 80 and 443 is allowed. However emerge uses rsync and ftp for installation of packages. Is there any way to change this to http based repositories only so that it ...
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Define a compose key via X config files?

How do I define a compose key for X, preferably via some persistent configuration file? I tried: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d cat 90compose.conf Section "InputDevice" ...
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How to install ibus-cangjie (on Gentoo KDE)?

Simply, I want to type CangJie (倉頡) on my Gentoo KDE. CangJie is a very common input method to type Chinese. (Majorly in Hong Kong may be.) When I wanted to install CangJie input method, I found ...
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libc segfaults while compiling dev-lang/yasm

I am trying to compile dev-lang/yasm inside a funtoo chroot and consistently get segfaults. Any ideas what I should try: [Fri Jan 1 14:54:33 2016] re2c[14786]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f5ad4d4dd5b sp ...
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How do I apply multiple profiles at once on Gentoo?

I am installing KDE on a Gentoo Linux Hardened system. The official Gentoo wiki says the recommended way is to apply the KDE desktop profile, issue emerge -NDu --with-bdeps=y @world, and then install ...
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Kernel panic after Gentoo install — cannot open root device

I have a Debian system on /dev/sda1 (/) and /dev/sda2 (extended, /dev/sda5 is /home, /dev/sda6 is swap). I want to install Gentoo in parallel, so I shrinked sda2 and created /dev/sda3, in which I ...