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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 /boot/...
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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 work....
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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 hardened/linux/...
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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 2....
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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. /usr/...
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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 (net.c:...
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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 CD-...
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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 (sys-libs/ncurses-6.0:5/6::...
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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 /etc/portage/...
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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 build-weekly-...
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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 aufs-...
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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 ...