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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 ...
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How to force a file system check on the next boot of the root file system on Gentoo running systemd?

I want to force a fsck run on my root filessystem on my Gentoo system running systemd. I've tried adding an empty forcefsck file at the root of the filesystem which I want to check, e.g. touch ...
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Realtek RTL8723BE Network Card not working on Chromium OS

I use the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 with Realtek rtl8723be network card and the wifi works perfectly on Windows8.1 or Ubuntu 15.04 . Now , i run Chromium OS build by ArnoldTheBat on it . The ...
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Gentoo boots into grub2, “You need to load the kernel first”

I just finished my first Gentoo install and rebooted. I'm taken to GRUB2 and try to boot, it returns error: you need to load the kernel first I tried kernel /vmlinuz But it could not find ...
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Why Gentoo detects no network devices? [closed]

I've faced the problem installing Gentoo: after the installation is seems to be completed and LiveCD is extracted, network becomes unreachable: gentoo~ # ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable ...
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aufs root on gentoo/funtoo

I have used an aufs root before on gentoo years ago, but cannot seem to get it going now. I am using genkernel-next, I would imagine I used genkernel before as well. I am using funtoo with ...
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Can someone point me to gentoo for powermac g5 quad?

I am unsure which download is most useful.
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How do I create a user bin directory in gentoo

I would like gentoo to allow users to have a bin directory which is added to the PATH variable for that user. The directory would be located at /home/user/bin. Where is the best place to set the PATH ...
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How do I emerge hadoop on gentoo?

I'm attempting to emerge hadoop from the ultrabug overlay. But emerge is not able to find the packages. layman -a ultrabug emerge sys-cluster/apache-hadoop-bin Calculating dependencies... done! ...
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what does elibc_FreeBSD mean in gentoo portage overlays?

I have a gentoo overlay which has been added to http://gpo.zugaina.org/. One of my ebuilds recMD5 now shows the use flag elibc_FreeBSD even though I didn't add it. I am also running into it for a ...
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Script to emerge packages

I'm trying to write a bash function which checks if a package is installed and installs it if needed. Right now it always installs regardless. install() { echo "checking if $1 is already ...
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Systemd will not start xenstored, xenconsoled, and xendomains

I am running a Gentoo installation and recently moved to systemd and whenever I boot with Xen, I cannot issue any xl commands, getting this error: xc: error: Could not obtain handle on privileged ...
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Gentoo: how do I get an IP assigned to the network interface?

I'm noob. I'm trying to install Gentoo from the LiveCD (just for fun as well as for getting better understanding what's going on under the Linux's hood) on my notebook. I've faced an issue which is ...
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How to deal with tearing in Gentoo on NVIDIA?

See Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux? for the reasons behind why tearing is a problem in the first place, and why the usual "tricks" usually suggested (like "disable compositing", ...
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Trying to transplant bash to /mnt for chroot, what does bash want in order to work?

I have a stage 3 gentoo tarball.. extracted it to /mnt which is hosting /dev/sda3. Though there was no bin and no sign of bash after unpacking. Far as I'm aware, the rest of the configuration involves ...
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tmux does not render borders properly

I am using tmux on a Gentoo Linux hardened system running kernel 3.18.9. When I run programs that display borders on the terminal such as nmon directly under my terminal or under screen, they display ...
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Upgrading Portage?

I'm attempting to upgrade portage on my Chromium OS VM and I get a masking on the upgrade saying it's masked by EAPI 5 and that my current version is EAPI 4. In order to upgrade portage I need EAPI 5 ...
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Gentoo portage continue after shutdown

Can I rerun my command to install KDE full after a shutdown and will it continue? I'm installing KDE and it takes a while now. I'm on my laptop and it's pretty late here. There are many packages to ...
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What does “WHIRLPOOL size ;-)” mean?

Often when installing or upgrading packages the following appears in the log: * ….tar.gz SHA256 SHA512 WHIRLPOOL size ;-) ... What does this mean and what does the emoticon signify? ;-)
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AR922X wifi card sees too few networks

While my android smartphone has around a dozen different wifi networks available, I can’t get this card get more than two at best. lshw -c network reports: *-network description: Wireless ...
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where to download gentoo 2.2?

My hosting company has gentoo. I want to install the same system on my virtualbox/vagrant. If I do cat /etc/gentoo-release I get: Gentoo Base System release 2.2 and uname -r: ...
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No TwinView option in nvidia-settings

Good Morning, I cannot find the TwinView options in nvidia-settings; is it gone? I tried enabling it manually in xorg.conf but then the server won't start. Nvidia Driver: 340.76 X: 1.16.4 Kernel: ...
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Tomboy won't start: Configuration server couldn't be contacted

I'm unable to start Tomboy on my Gentoo Linux system. It used to work, but now I just get Unhandled Exception: GLib.GException: Configuration server couldn't be contacted: D-BUS error: Method ...
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Some of fn keys not recognized after upgrade

After upgrading my system (including kernel) I discovered that some of fn keys (XF86MonBrightnessUp and XF86MonBrightnessDown) are not recognized by xev and even showkey. Each time one of these keys ...
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Python now thinks arguments are files: Broken emerge, pip, livestreamer and most tools using Python

For these commands (in both bash and fish): sudo emerge eix emerge eix I get this error: usage: emerge [-h] [--version] [input [input ...]] emerge: error: argument input: can't open 'eix': [Errno ...
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Why is gksu asking me for root password and not my password?

On one of my systems, I'm running Gentoo Linux and I've installed x11-libs/gksu-2.0.2-r1. I've disabled the root account using sudo passwd -dl root and I want to be able to run GUI apps which need ...
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Why does Chromium use so much disk space on Gentoo Linux?

I am a newbie on Linux, and I have chosen Gentoo for my Linux distribution. I installed it in VirtualBox for practice purposes only, so I just gave it 10GB of disk space. Yesterday when I tried to ...
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grub-mkconfig generates duplicate entries for an Ubuntu/Gentoo dual boot setup

I'm currently running Ubuntu (Xubuntu, specifically) as the primary OS on one of my systems. I've been building up a Gentoo installation on a new logical volume on the same system and I'm at the point ...
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Getting webcam to work in gentoo

My webcam is working properly using Camorama , Guvcview and WebBrowsers[firefox,chrome] , ekiga recognizes my webcam too and it even turns on its indicator light but there is nothing but a empty ...
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Cloning a root partition onto a dm-crypt encrypted one

I have Gentoo Linux installed on a 25.93GB/62.43GB partition /dev/sda4. The other partitions on the disk are 150MB /boot on /dev/sda1 and 56,66GB unused space on other two partitions. I am planning ...
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Gentoo CPU_FLAGS_X86 doesn't work

I havn't updated my system for few months and found i have to add new option to my make.conf. Ok, so now i have CPU_FLAGS_X86="aes avx avx2 fma3 mmx mmxext popcnt sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3" ...
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Is there any sound enhancer/equalizer for Linuxes that are not Ubuntu?

I am looking for a systemwide audio equalizer for Debian, Gentoo or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, i.e. an audio equalizer that filters the entire signal that is sent to the audio chipset, something ...
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Flag change log in gentoo

I was wondering if there is any tool that shows changed flags of recently emerged packages? I missed to use --ask -v while using emerge and I lost the verbose details. I have checked the ...
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net scripts try to up old physical removed network interface

Situation: Gentoo with kernel 3.8.4 amd64 udev 218 no systemd, no initram, no old network udev rules Previously 3 network interfaces (2 x onboard, 1 pci , all r8189 module ones) After an short ...
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Installl a specific version of a portage overlay package

I need to install an older version of x11-libs/bamf package , as you can see below there are different versions available I want to install 0.5.0[2], but it always go to 9999 version using "emerge ...
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CPU optimized compiled debian packages

I really don't know how the Debian maintainers check for all the bugs in every release of Debian, but isn't it the case that if all codes for every package have been patched up and tested for all CPU ...
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How to remove set from portage

I was dealing with a lot of blocks of Qt5. [blocks B ] <dev-qt/qtgui-4.8.6:4 ("<dev-qt/qtgui-4.8.6:4" is blocking dev-qt/qtchooser-0_p20150102) [blocks B ] <dev-qt/qtsql-4.8.6:4 ...
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Gentoo how to auto-start programs at login?

How to start auto-start startx / tmux and other programs after login? I for ex: I want to auto-start tmux in root account and xorg with xfce in normal user.
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Gentoo: grub2 with efi [Solved]

I have a strange problem about loading with grub2 and efi on gentoo. Maybe I've missed something, but I'm trying to do this: # mkdir /media/gentoo # mount /dev/sda8 /media/gentoo/ # mount -t proc ...
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Booting Gentoo on LVM inside LUKS with gpg encrypted keyfile

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LVM logical volume inside LUKS container encrypted with key file encrypted by GPG with passphrase. Everything was going smoothly until I tried to boot. I'm building the ...
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How do I allow privileged commands to fail but respond?

I am reading up on several commands, some of which are privileged and some that may or may not be installed. My system (gentoo) will respond with command not found sometimes when the program in the ...
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Gentoo: No package `glib-2.0` found

I have a strange problem when trying to install dev-lib/gobject-introspection: >>> Emerging (1 of 9) dev-libs/gobject-introspection-1.42.0 ...... configure: error: Package requirements ...
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Display package.mask info gentoo

Is there a tool available in gentoo to simply output why a package has been hard masked? Scrolling through the /usr/portage/profiles tree and reading every package.mask file applicable for your ...
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Gentoo Portage. What exactly 'revdep-rebuild' command does?

I know it's necessary to run revdep-rebuild after upgrades of my Gentoo Linux. I also kind-of understand that revdep-rebuild detects shared libraries conflicts and fixes them somehow. But I want to ...
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How to generate grub.cfg for different disk?

I have 2 disks: 1-st disk contains base operating system (/dev/sda with many partitions and OSes) 2-nd disc should be setup (/dev/sdb1=/boot,/dev/sdb2=/) I have grub2 package installed in the base ...
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Can distcc use ccache on the compile servers?

I know that ccache can use distcc as a compiler wrapper, but can the opposite also be done? I have a bunch of raspberry pi machines which use distcc to cross-compile their arm binaries on a x64 ...