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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Examine application crash

Today I wanted to try out Visual Studio Code on my Gentoo machine. So I downloaded the x64 distribution zip file and started the application when suddenly X11 crashed and restarted. Unfortunately I ...
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mv: No such file or directory error even though directory most certainly exists

I am attempting to do the very simple task of moving file.gz from /home/username/Downloads/file.gz into /mnt/gentoo/proc/ When I issue mv /home/username/Downloads/file.gz /mnt/gentoo/proc/ it returns ...
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Copy the Linux kernel config file to another distribution

I am installing new Linux distro (gentoo) and I want to copy the linux kernel config I have here in the linux mint live USB to the Gentoo system. The way Mint has the kernel config file is ...
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/dev/kvm is missing from system supporting kvm-virtualization

I'm trying to enable kvm-virtualization for Android virtual devices. In order to do so, I followed this guide and did the following: Checked, if kvm-virtualization is available: user $ grep --color ...
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Fatal mistake: Uninstalled sys-devel/binutils - emerge don't work anymore

I cleaned up my system 3 weeks ago and made a fatal mistake. Well, I don't really know why, but I uninstalled sys-devel/binutils. After I recognized the mistake I tried re-emerge, but it doesn't ...
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Does Gentoo Hardened use -fstack-protector-strong?

I'm trying to build a fairly hardened Gentoo install and I'd like to at least make sure that everything is built with -fstack-protector-strong if not -fstack-protector-all. I'm on the ...
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Unable to emerge SystemD on Hardened/SELinux

I'm on the hardened/linux/amd64/selinux profile on a recent Stage 3 of Gentoo amd64. I'm trying to install SystemD, and I see the following: > emerge -aq sys-apps/ The following mask changes are ...
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Buffer I/O error on device - SSD in SATA3 external case connected over USB3

I am experiencing a weird issue with my HDD. I have an ultrabook to which, I am connecting an external HDD case, based on ASMedia's AS2115 chip. Gentoo is installed on that HDD, this is how I boot... ...
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got a .tar.bz2 file for gentoo installation. Expecting .iso file

I downloaded stage3 tarball for amd64 from gentoo download page. The file contains image of root file system. I was expecting an iso file because the handbook doesn't talk about this file. It says I ...
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Create Windows 10 USB stick on Linux

Unfortunately I will need to install this OS on my new PC. Since I only have Linux right now, I'll need to create media to boot from on my PC. I'd prefer it to be USB, since currently I have no access ...
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Gnome/gdm can't press some key

I installed Gnome on Gentoo.Unfortunately,I found that pressing "s" won't work,just making current window lose focus.I tried xev,and found the following output: //When I preSS a: KeyPress event, ...
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Amazon EC2 gentoo CFLAGS

I have a gentoo running at Amazon EC2 m1.large instance. One instance have following CPU: model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz When i launched another m1.large instance in same ...
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How to download pbins with paludis through torrent protocol?

I read the following in Which package managers allow to download binary packages through torrent protocol? : Configure the correct stuff in the repo.conf, and create a dotorrent fetcher" How can ...
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Encrypt partition and allow qemu to use it as the guest drive

I am trying to encrypt a 25gb partition on my SSD with cryptsetup in such a way that will allow QEMU-KVM to use it as the guests drive. I have tried luksformatting the drive: cryptsetup luksFormat ...
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Unable to connect to USB CDC device

I have an 8 channel USB Relay board which I have connected via USB. The manual for the board states that: To use this product with Linux, USB CDC driver needs to be compiled in with the kernel. ...
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qemu with kvm guest OS is slow

I am trying to create a Windows 7 virtual machine on a Gentoo x86_64 host (kernel 3.18.9 hardened) using qemu-system-x86_64 2.3.0 with kvm enabled. I have successfully compiled the kernel and have ...
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Touch screen drivers

I have an Android tablet which is using Atom CPU, so I want to get Linux onto it. I used Gentoo(4.2.4 kernel), everything is fine except for the touch screen. On Android I can see the following ...
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Why can't I change my desktop background to a JPG in LXDE?

I would like to set my desktop background to a JPG wallpaper, but I cannot seem to. I have tried to by right-clicking the desktop and selecting "Desktop Preferences", but even when I select a JPG ...
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Use Huawei E8231 as a 3g modem [Solved]

I'm using Gentoo, and I have a problem with the 3g modem Huawei E8231. As far as I understand, to make it work I should switch its mode: $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation ...
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Using Gentoo portage to install programs to non-root location

I am using Gentoo GNU/Linux on one of my home desktops and wanted to install all the self-emerged programs to /usr/local using portage (similar to FreeBSD port system), but was wondering: Is it ...
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How to force a dependency conflict for benchmarks?

I want to measure the time portage needs for solving dependency conflicts on a gentoo system. For a benchmark I need a reproducible conflict situation. It should have many solvable conflicts. ...
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FreeTDS missing encryption support to connect to MS SQL

I'm running a Gentoo Linux and I'm trying to connect to MS SQL via pyodbc using freetds. I enabled the debug log in freetds. Now when I try to connect I'm seeing this: 18:13:00.841828 13523 ...
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How to download nouveau source in selected directory with Portage?

I would like to download Nouveau source code. There is an x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau ebuild, but I don't want to install it(downloading is okay though). Let's say that I want to install it into ...
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How to boot gentoo with systemd, UEFI, lvm2 rootfs with systemd EFI boot?

I've installed Arch Linux with that setup. And now, I want to have dual boot with gentoo. But, when booting gentoo, the root UUID (on LVM) not detected. My partition scheme is like this: (lsblk -f) ...
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raid10 “recovery aborted due to read error” drives being marked spare

I'm trying to recover my RAID10 array. All devices are plugged into a PCI controller that I've been using for a number of years now. I just replaced all of the drives in the system, as they all seemed ...
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Media not found error when using Gentoo minimal install CD on Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

I'm trying to use the Gentoo minimal install CD (specifically install-amd64-minimal-20150910.iso, though that is unlikely to matter) to install my new Lenovo ThinkPad T450s. I can boot off my USB ...
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Regenerating default overlay in gentoo

Could not sync portage for some time - realizing it was because I was using git as sync method and the repo was not maintained anymore. They also provided new links so I updated sync-uri option in ...
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Boot process stops until PS/2 key presses?

I'm working on an embedded product based on Gentoo linux 3.6.6 running on a Mini-ITX motherboard. We're looking at switching motherboards (from a Jetway NF9D-2550 to an Advantech EIMB-214), and to ...
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Kernel config for HP Stream 13 (booting from emmc disk)

I'm trying to install gentoo on hp stream 13 device and i am unable to boot up system from the emmc hard drive. Before trying gentoo on this device i have successfully installed debian, which clearly ...
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DHCP server with static IP not resolving hostnames (clients do)

Network Setup I have a server which I am trying to set up LXCs on I am using LXD which forces me to use DHCP DHCP is working fine already due to my setup I need to be able to access the containers ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unnecessary” blockages

I am usually updating my ~amd64 Gentoo system using emerge -avNuD --backtrack=100 @world. I do however often get the following type of blockages. sys-libs/ncurses:5 ...
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Can't install MySQL client libraries on Gentoo

I'm new in Gentoo. I'm trying get the mysql2 gem installed. But it's stuck. I found out that I need MySQL client libraries. I tried: emerge dev-db/mysql:minimal * IMPORTANT: 2 news items need ...
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Why do I have 4 Sets of Icons

Since a picture speaks 1,000 words: Why is this happening in KDE 4.14.3. The Gentoo Stable package of kde-base/kde-meta I've emptied my user's Trash Can, but how can I determine why I have 4 Sets ...
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Grub reboots PC after showing only “Grub loading.”

I have this old computer I use for the more experimental OSes, and about a month ago I installed Gentoo on it, with GRUB2 as boot loader. Everything worked fine, but every boot it would show an error ...
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How do I run X11 applications over ssh from a Gentoo server that does not have a GUI installed (with minimal added software)?

Currently I am renting a VPS from VPS.net running Gentoo. How can I run "X11" applications remotely without installing a full GUI on the VPS. What is the minimum pieces of "X11" I would have to ...
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Using package.env for phase hooks

Following this answer I've set up a simple file /etc/portage/env/echo.conf: post_pkg_postinst() { echo "updating $P to $PV" } with the line sys-apps/util-linux echo.conf in ...
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Is a disabled kernel option equivalent to not loading the corresponding module?

Suppose I set a tristate kernel configuration option to be built as a module, but I don't load the corresponding kernel module at runtime (and it doesn't get loaded automatically). Is the ...
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Why do Gentoo package maintainers install systemd unit files unconditionally (i.e. without depending on the 'systemd' USE flag)?

steps to reproduce: issue cd /usr/portage && grep -R "systemd_dounit" * open several ebuilds and read them almost all ebuilds use systemd_dounit without checking for systemd USE-flag ...