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Diagnoising a hardware issue on linux

I have a laptop that completly turns its self off after an unpredictable amount of time. It also doesn't allow for its self to turn it back on after a period of time. To me this sounds like an issue ...
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Gentoo mounting root as read only, why?

I just did a Gentoo fresh install but when I boot it the root filesystem mounts as read only. Once I login I can remount it with mount -o remount,rw / but it's not even recognizing my hostname. ...
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How to use all buttons of SteelSeries Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse in Xorg (GNOME)?

I've a problem with my mouse on Gentoo. The normal buttons (left/right/wheel and previous/next) work, but the other buttons are not recognized by x. I tried in xev and using them does not do anything. ...
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VDPAU library not found

I want to try this VAAPI backend for VDPAU. I have compiled mplayer with vdpau in Gentoo Linux (amd64) but I get this error: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object ...
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How to package software in Funtoo/Gentoo?

I am new in Funtoo/Gentoo. Where do I start learning how to create my own "packages"? For example, I have done the following to get the source code of Bespin, a Style for Qt4, derived from the Style ...
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Is there a way to prevent emerge --sync from deleting files from the portage tree?

Although PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS, a make.conf option, allows one to change the rsync options but removing --delete from it causes emerge to fail. I think with it remarking about missing md5-cache entries ...
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What is the equivalent of apt-file in portage, if any? [duplicate]

Hunting for dependencies when compiling software from the scratch is practically unavoidable. In Debian-based Linux distributions which use the apt-get utility to manage packages, there is also a nice ...
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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 ...
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Gentoo how to compile LVM statically linked?

A Gentoo install still in the livecd stage (unable to boot so far) fails to emerge LVM statically. I need a statically compiled lvm in order to use it in my initrd. My make.conf: CFLAGS="-O2 ...
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TMUX under Gentoo TTY artifacts

Problem: Tmux.conf (included below) generates a statusbar... with a light gray background (the config says '#000000', so black). This background ends up replacing what would normally be the normal ...
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libvirt daemon doesn't start on Gentoo

I'm trying to use Xen with virt-manager on Gentoo system and I have some troubles with libvirt daemon. When it starts: Starting libvirtd ... /usr/sbin/libvirtd: error: Unable to initialize ...
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Automount USB sticks on Gentoo

I have a bare-bone Genoo installed with two user and a guest account enabled. I want to auto-mount the usb sticks whenever they are plugged in for all accounts with user read-write permission. What ...
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Gentoo framebuffer dual monitors

I have Gentoo and great frame buffer with smaller fonts and great resolution, also I have two monitors. On both monitors I have same frame buffer. Is it possible to have multiple different frame ...
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How do I make the CLI run on dedicated graphics?

I just finished my Gentoo minimal install and the first thing I wonder is why I get no picture. I did have signal on the live CD, so that was pretty odd. I plugged the monitor into the Intel HD ...
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Experiencing problems with KDE after an upgrade

After an upgrade of KDE I am experiencing problems. A lot of problems. "Konsole" doesn't starts at all! (I have to switch to a console with ctrl+alt+Fx login with username, export DISPLAY=:0 and ...
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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) ...