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Why is make unavailable on the default Gentoo liveCD?

Whilst attempting to install Gentoo on my desktop, I ran into some trouble getting my wireless card to work. This is the card I am using. The modules included with the Live CD didn't detect my card, ...
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“provide net” in gentoo init script doesn't work as I thought

I'm running into a strange (to me) problem. I'm running a gentoo with two net interfaces: enp5s0 (wired interface) and wlan0 (wifi). When I try to run a program, for example openvpn, from its script ...
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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 ...
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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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How to find which package provides a file?

For example, I can't install package qcad because of error: "can't find qdict.h". How can I find the package which provides the file qdict.h so I can install the package qcad?
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How to disable portage LICENSE checks

Whenever I install a package with an EULA, portage asks me to add it to package.license: The following license changes are necessary to proceed: (see "package.license" in the portage(5) man page for ...
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Migrating from archlinux to gentoo

Is there an easy way to migrate from archlinux to gentoo? For example I get a list of manually installed packages in archlinux by pacman -Qeq, save it to file and edit (to delete all unneeded ...
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How to set a ldflag for a library in home folder

I followed the following manual http://photivo.org/photivo/download_and_setup/linux how to compile Photivo on Sabayon: graphicsmagick 16 bit wget -c ...
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package.use equivalent for VIDEO_CARDS, ABI_X86, etc

You can configure USE flags per package in /etc/portage/package.use. Is there an equivalent for similar flags like ABI_X86 or VIDEO_CARDS?
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How to transparently monitor SSH access/network traffic in Gentoo/general linux?

What's the most effective way to monitor SSH access in Gentoo Linux? My Gentoo box is operating locally behind my broadband router. I have SSH port forwarding on the router and a DNS entry pointing ...
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Mount /etc from disc into squashfs

I've created a gentoo-live system which should be booted from a CF-card. The whole file-system is in a squashfs. I've created a custom initrd which first mounts the CF-card and from there the squashed ...
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Very slow response from localhost when pinging

Networking is working fine on my gentoo machine. One connection is made, everything works fine with normal speed. But it is slow to wake-up : starting up connection is taking time. Even pinging ...
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Once the system has been started, is there any advantage in using systemd?

I'm running Gentoo with the default SysV-style OpenRC init system. The boot time is short enough to not bother me. Is there any reason to try systemd?
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How does Menumaker select categories?

I am using Gentoo with Openbox and would like to switch which categories the mmaker (Menumaker) program puts programs into for my menu. But I am unsure of how/where Menumaker pulls this data from, and ...
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How to find in which overlay is desired package?

How do I identify which overlays (if any) contain a particular package/application?
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How to build AVR cross-compler under Gentoo Linux?

I need to install AVR cross-compiler on my PC. Some time ago I have used crossdev -S avr to build one, but it doesn't work anymore. I get following: Calculating dependencies * Missing digest for ...
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How to load a module in Gentoo?

I am using Gentoo, with kernel 2.6.30, and I tried to load a module with modprobe usbcore, but it fails with modprobe: module 'usbcore' not found. However, I can find a directory with that name in ...
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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] ...
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setxkbmap switches between 2 out of 3 layouts

Issuing that command: setxkbmap -layout "us,ua,ru" -variant ",winkeys" -option "grp:shift_caps_toggle,grp_led:scroll" -model pc105 -rules xorg When hitting Caps Lock+Shift I'm switching between ...
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USB3 Hard Drive Not Recognised by Linux

My external USB 3 hard drive is behaving very strangely: If I plug it into a USB 2 port, it works fine If I plug it into a USB 3 port, it doesn't work at all. It's not even mentioned in ...
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Keyboard is not responsive on xorg-server-1.13.1

When I've upgraded to xorg-server-1.13.1 keyboard stopped functioning. I then downgrade to xorg-server-1.12.4 and xorg-drivers-1.12 and it works now. My USE flags for both xorg-server and ...
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gcc: fail sanity check error, I suppose due to cxx USE flag missed

Recently I've done emerege -e world and then found that gcc was compiled without cxx flag. Now I can't compile any C++ package due to configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check ...
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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 ...
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Encoding Problem: Qt Apps delete all non ASCII chars from files

Qt applications are deleting non-latin characters from ISO-8859 encoded files on my Gentoo system. Actually I'm trying to merge two German files with KDiff3 and P4Merge (making "Whlen" out of ...
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glibc does not upgrade on Gentoo Linux because of old SSP __guard symbols

When I'm doing emerge -avuDN glibc always getting this: >>> Emerging (1 of 28) sys-libs/glibc-2.15-r3 * glibc-2.15.tar.xz SHA256 SHA512 WHIRLPOOL size ;-) ... ...
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How can I get a package manager on a Samsung Chromebook?

I have enabled developer mode, and I can access the shell, but I don't have the emerge command, I remember reading that ChromeOS is built on Gentoo. How can I get a package manager on ChromeOS?
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Ctrl + left/right arrow keys issue

After the last system update the ctrl + left/right arrow command on zsh terminal doesn't do anything. Also ctrl+ u has something wrong because usually that command erase from the cursor to the ...
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How can I query for obsolete/outdated installed packages (ebuilds) on Gentoo?

Installed packages sometimes become obsolete because the package got version bumped and the ebuild for the old version got dropped. Also it happens that packages are dropped completely from the tree ...
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How to view all packages in some overlay?

I have some overlay installed. How I can see all packages in there ?
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Black and white (greyish color) console and X11 [closed]

Can I achieve simply the state of my system with no color? I'm using openbox.
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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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Series of question on ebuild scripting. Given original passage from devrel & questions

Scope Whenever an ebuild is sourced, the functions and variables within it are loaded into memory by the script interpreter. However, only variables and instructions that are not part of a function ...
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Help with understanding the usage of the command “equery has”

equery has portage !!! Fatal error: Used ENV_VAR without match_expression or --package There is no description in http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Gentoolkit On the other hand man page says it is not ...
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/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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What's the difference between “equery depends” and “equery depgraph”?

xi@localhost /usr/src $ equery depgraph gcc | wc -l 872 xi@localhost /usr/src $ equery depends gcc * These packages depend on gcc: app-admin/eselect-python-20100321 (>=sys-devel/gcc-3.4) ...
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Grade book program that works on gentoo

I am looking for a program that I can use to keep track of and calculate my grade in all my classes without going through and making a spreadsheet for each class.
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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 ? ...
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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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How to operate USE flags? Is there a master class on Portage or Gentoo?

What man pages I need to read first?
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How can I get full Unicode font coverage for Gentoo Linux?

I've installed over 159 new fonts, all that were possible in Gentoo mirror. But even then, gnucharmap doesn't have: Arabic mathematical alphabet symbols 01ee00 1eebb Arabic Extended-A ࢠ ࣾ Chakma ...
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Can't compile kernel in gentoo

I installed gentoo by the handbook from official site. When I got into the step 7.b. Installing the Sources, the book says: Code Listing 2.2: Viewing the kernel source symlink When you take ...
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VirtualBox: mount a shared folder automatically in Gentoo

I'm currently writing a template (in veewee) to build a vagrant box running Funtoo x86_64. Currently, my box fails the last step for vagrant basebox validate, in which a shared folder has to be ...
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Find files that were not installed by the package manager

I'd like to get a list of all files in my Gentoo Linux system that were not installed by the package manager (Portage). This is because I want to keep my system as clean as possible, removing all ...
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Why people recommend the -j3 option for make when having a dual-core CPU?

In Gentoo Linux it is possible to set the MAKEOPTS variable in /etc/portage/make.conf to tell make how many jobs it should run in parallel when building packages. Since I have a dual-core CPU, I ...
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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 ...
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Graphics on boot like the backtrack linux or the Gentoo live DVD after you press alt+F1 on boot

Would like to find a good tutorial on how to make a boot splash similar to the one on backtrack {3,4,5}. It has all of the terminal text that you would see on a normal boot up but it has a nice ...
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No locate.db even after running updatedb

Any clue what's up with this? djc@miles rebar $ sudo updatedb djc@miles rebar $ locate .dialyzer_plt locate: can not stat () `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory djc@miles rebar $ ...
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How can I configure Wine's default paper settings?

I'm having trouble with the locale settings in my Microsoft Office Wine bottle/prefix. When I created it, I had followed the Gentoo Localization Guide's suggestion to not set LC_ALL. However, when I ...
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sudo: apt-get: command not found

I am trying to install aircrack-ng in my Sabayon 9 by the use of this command: sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng but it says: sudo: apt-get: command not found How to install it?
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Accidentally removed dev-libs/mpc from Gentoo

It seems I accidentally removed dev-libs/mpc instead of media-sound/mpc. Now I can't compile anything (including a replacement dev-libs/mpc) because in doing so I apparently murdered GCC. How does ...