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Why are there different types of linux distributions? What makes them unique, fundamentally? [closed]

They all use Linux kernel (lower layer). They all provide support for the same set of packages (higher layer), despite version differences. And even though their beliefs and "philosophy"s differ, what ...
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Capstone for Python not working

I'm unable to get Capstone (http://www.capstone-engine.org/lang_python.html) for Python to work. I have attempted to install capstone both using pip and compiling and installing from source. Both are ...
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nfsroot freezing every once in a while presumably due to network glitch

Setup I've set up a thin client running gentoo according to these instructions. It seems to work quite nicely except that every once in a while it freezes. I've found that I can duplicate the issue ...
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1answer
113 views

Error when I try to init gentoo, Loading init ramdisk

I installed the gento acoording to the hanbook, but when I reboot my system I've a mistake, Just I can see the following Loading init ramdisk... and no more. I believe that my trouble is in the ...
3
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1answer
140 views

Slow down CPU when it heats up

I run Gentoo Linux on my laptop. I have an issue, though, where if I'm building some very large piece of software (as I do fairly frequently, since the purpose of this laptop is development), the CPU ...
4
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1answer
371 views

LVM2 pvdisplay and vgdisplay disagree

In my laptop, I have a single hard drive (/dev/sda). On this hard drive, I have an EFI partition (/dev/sda1), a boot partition (/dev/sda2), and an encrypted partition containing / (/dev/sda3). Inside ...
3
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754 views

Excessively high memory usage reported (3 GB) after reboot

Brief problem description: A 64-bit Gentoo on Intel Core-2 Q6600 reports about 3GB used out of 8GB total memory after reboot. This memory is neither claimed by any process, nor is it used by ...
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1answer
346 views

Gentoo 3.8.13 x86_64 Update problem

I am trying to perform full system update for my Gentoo 3.8.13 x86_64 emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse world But I am getting the following error !!! Problem resolving dependencies ...
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2answers
236 views

Prevent dhcpcd from setting hostname

How to prevent dhcpcd from setting hostname got from server? Change of it breaks a lot of things (including X session). My current distribution is Gentoo, init system is systemd and dhcpcd is spawn ...
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2answers
152 views

Passing execution from initrd to real init and issues with missing devices under /dev/mapper

For Gentoo, I am able to (finally) boot my encrypted system with an initrd and LILO. I used the guide at http://whitehathouston.com/documentation/gentoo/initramfs_howto.htm However it appears that ...
3
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1answer
153 views

Where can you host a custom Linux Distribution?

I've recently been creating a custom Linux distribution based on Gentoo that includes a custom installer, artwork, development tools, and desktop environment. I have an ISO image and a local mirror ...
0
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1answer
766 views

Wifi AP with ASUS USB-N10

I am trying to configure wifi AP with subj device. According documentation in web, it requires master mode hardware support and hostapd software. It seems I have master mode: # iwconfig ... ...
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3answers
2k views

Which Gentoo profile?

I'm installing Gentoo as a guest on a VMware virtual machine on an iMac host. I'm asked to select a profile and the list has 22 options. [1] default/linux/amd64/10.0 [2] ...
1
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1answer
117 views

How to configure Linux to run benchmarks as stable as possible?

I have several long running benchmarks (SPEC CPU 2006 benchmarks) to run on a Linux server. The server is running Gentoo Linux with a Linux Kernel 3.6.11. I saw some big differences between ...
2
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1answer
583 views

is linux/compiler.h a userspace header?

VirtualBox is looking for this file in /usr/include but it's missing in gentoo linux-headers Does someone know if that is userspace header and gentoo is missing it? Or if that is not it, then if ...
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1answer
269 views

/opt/nvidia-smi from nvidia-drivers pack outputs “failed to load nvidia kernel module”

Actually I have nouveau string in make.conf. "Nvidia-smi has failed because it couldn't communicate with NVIDIA driver. Make sure that latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running."
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crontab -e , then 0 * * * * = every hour; then xclock

After sudo crontab -e (it wrote "/tmp/crontab.XXXX70pN9h" 1L, 19C 1,1 All Then I saved the file. And to check..? (how? i don't know) And to check I ps -e | grep cron 29818 ? ...
2
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1answer
375 views

How to use crontab (Gentoo)?

First I installed and ran crontab: emerge cron crontab -e In another console, I ran man cron, but this has no examples of how to use crontab. Where can I get examples, and why are there none in the ...
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1answer
145 views

How to operate USE flags? Is there a master class on Portage or Gentoo?

What man pages I need to read first?
2
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1answer
267 views

Why slowusb and scandelay?

I'm running linux-3.4.9 compiled with genkernel, and booting from a USB HDD. I was slightly annoyed by the slow boot process, in particular, during the execution of genkernel scripts at the modprobe ...
2
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166 views

Screen keeps dimming on Power (Dis-)Connect

I would like to disable the automatic screen dimming when I plug in our out my power adapter. Every time my laptop switches between battery/ac, my screen dims even though I have disabled it in every ...
4
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1answer
3k views

mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory - how do I find out who's complaining?

mmap() failed is popping up in my .xsession-errors in bursts. But there's no indication about what application it is failing with. How do I look into this after it has happened? I usually discover the ...
4
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2answers
2k views

How to install Gentoo with VirtualBox and use it as native OS later?

I'd like to try Gentoo (again...). I know that many steps require a lot of configuration and much more time. I'd like to do something else on computer during long waiting, because of that I would like ...
4
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1answer
412 views

Gentoo Live CD from Hard Drive: No Mountable Filesystems on root after modules loaded

I am attempting to install Gentoo on my PowerPC Mac. I have reached the point where I can boot the Live CD (I have no functional CD Drive, so it is from a spare Hard Drive), but after the kernel is ...
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1answer
337 views

MBR is toast or at least Grub is

This started after some kernel trouble that I left alone for a while. I had miscompiled a kernel then tried to re-compile it and started to organize a list of boot options in grub for differently ...
4
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2answers
453 views

/etc/motd is not displayed when a named pipe?

Running Gentoo 3.4.0 Having recently heard about the /etc/motd file, i tried to have it display random cowsay fortunes. I wrote some random bash script to act as a daemon, feeding the /etc/motd as a ...
2
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5answers
330 views

Is it possible to install Gentoo by building on one machine and copying the files?

I have an older machine with a failing cdrom drive. Because of this I'm having a hard time installing Gentoo on the system. I wanted to run a proposed work around past you and see if it makes sense. ...
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2k views

linux multiple internet connections load balancing with fail handling

I have two ISP connections and need automatic load balancing between them. I also need to handle failed connections (not use one that does not work). First link is a PPTP connection (ppp0), second is ...
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1answer
572 views

Filesystem for Gentoo root?

I need a fast and space eficient filesystem for my Gentoo workstation. I have some expirience with ext4 and found it very slow on lots of small files inside the filesystem. I am considering another ...
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2answers
243 views

Creating one-time cgroup

I would like to be able to create a one-time temporary group in hierarchy. For example: #!/bin/sh run_with_csubgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/group/subgroup/ Which creates group say ...
6
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2answers
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Which Gentoo should I download?

I am looking for the most compatibility in a Gentoo download. When I go to the download page, I am greeted by this: install-x86-minimal-20120306.iso 07-Mar-2012 08:50 135M ...
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1answer
226 views

QT applications does support Unicode

My system is Gentoo amd64, and the desktop environment is Xfce4. So far, most applications works well, except the terminal and QT-family applications. The Chromium,Thunar, Thunderbird and many other ...
2
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1answer
105 views

Gentoo on VM setting IP Manually

I installed Gentoo on Virtualbox with the minimal image. This is the first time I am running gentoo. I need to do ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.10 route add default gw 192.168.0.1 everytime it boots on ...
3
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2answers
257 views

Why does linux scan my cdrom on boot?

My linux system scans my cdrom on boot. Can I disable that feature without removing my cdrom tray?
2
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2answers
729 views

dracut and separate /usr?

I would like to use systemd on my Gentoo box. Unfortunately, I have /usr on a separate partition and Gentoo puts libdbus into /usr/lib, leading to a segfault on boot, since systemd relies on dbus. ...
4
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1answer
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How to check that perf events are enabled in Linux kernel, and how to install perf userland as non-root?

From what I have checked it looks like kernel side of 'perf' subsystem is enabled on computer I work on. Checking kernel configuration shows the following $ zgrep "_PERF[_= ]" /proc/config.gz ...
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1answer
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How to troubleshoot udev not creating /dev/hda3 on gentoo boot?

My old gentoo laptop seem to have an issue with udev probably due to me updating software using emerge, upgrading udev+kernel, getting some messages "do these things after upgrading udev/kernel" and ...
4
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1answer
825 views

Safe to delete System.map-* files in /boot?

I'm experimenting with generating some custom kernels using genkernel. However, each iteration leaves a file in /boot called System.map-genkernel-<arch>-<version>. Is it safe to rename ...
2
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1answer
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Where is CONFIG_COMPAT_VDSO in make menuconfig?

I'm trying to compile a Linux Kernel to run light and paravirtualized on XenServer 5.6 fp1. I'm using the guide given here: ...
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RAID 1 in linux

I'd like to setup RAID 1 with two drives in linux. I don't have a hardware RAID controller and don't want to buy one, so what is the best software RAID option for linux? Note: If it makes a ...