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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 ...
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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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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 ...