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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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Gentoo: How to update from one portage only?

I have an overlay alone with the default portage. Basically, I want to emerge only the updates from the main portage when I run emerge world -unD, and emerge the extra packages from the overlay ...
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Configuring Touchpad/Trackball for X

I have just installed my gentoo with X11/Gnome. It works fine with the USB-Mouse, but neither the touchpad nor the trackpoint works. The docs I found seemed to be outdated and were not mentioning the ...
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Change the number of generated /dev/tty devices

I'm building an embedded Linux system, based on Gentoo. Using udev, all tty devices are probed with a PROGRAM stanza to determine if they are a modem. Right now the system boots up with 64 /dev/tty*. ...
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Keyboard (mostly) doesn't work in Wine

When I run any program in wine (e.g. notepad), I can use the keyboard just fine until I click the mouse. As soon as I click the mouse for any reason, the keyboard stops working entirely. I'm using ...
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GRUB File Not Read Correctly

I was installing Gentoo when I ran into problems with the bootloader. Whether I used the automatic or manual installation method, GRUB always threw the following error: The file /boot/grub/stage1 ...
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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 ...
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Unable to install Texmaker on Gentoo 3.8.13

I am using Gentoo 3.8.13 x86_64. I am trying to install Texmaker but I am facing some problem. emerge -av texmaker These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... ...
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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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Installing Chrome on 64bit Gentoo without Superuser Access

For a bit of background, I am trying to install Chrome (or Chromium) on to a gentoo user account at my university. We are allowed to install software as we like, however we lack superuser access ...
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Gentoo Kernel failing to boot

My machine has two hard drives -- /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. The first has Ubuntu installed. On the second, sdb, I want to install Gentoo. I did all the installation steps, chrooted and compiled the ...
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Setting up a Gentoo Repository on a Debian Host

I have a debian host, on which i want to setup a private Gentoo Repository for my college. I have started syncing the repository by a simple bash script whose snippet is as follows : ...
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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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CPU optimized compiled debian packages

I really don't know how the Debian maintainers check for all the bugs in every release of Debian, but isn't it the case that if all codes for every package have been patched up and tested for all CPU ...
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Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux mangles ligatures “ff”, “fl”, “fi” and “ffl”

I am running Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux on an AMD64 computer with 8 GB RAM. Today I noticed that quite often, when Firefox encounters the text sequences "ff", "fi", "fl" and "ffl", it merges ...
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NetworkManager cannot remember my WiFi password

My system is Gentoo 64bit, with KDE4. I just updated my Gentoo system. And after reboot, it asks me for my WiFi password. But the next I log in, it asks the password again. I checked the settings, and ...
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Is there a way to “stabilize” past built unstable Gentoo binary packages without rebuilding?

Here's the scenario: build some ~amd64 package versions on your binhost later those same package versions go stable in portage, so no version bumps involved even if packages are listed stable in ...
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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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target/build CFLAGS mixup when cross-emerging due to bug or my stupidity?

I'm trying to emerge LLVM using emerge from a crossdev (for ARM) overlay in Gentoo. I've set the CFLAG of the overlay to optimise for arm (-march=armv6j), which seems to make ./configure fail on the ...
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kio sftp does not work but fish works

If I try to initiate an sftp connection from dolphin (or konquerer), it tells me the password is wrong and asks me for the correct password. Incorrect username or password Do you want to retry? ...
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wicd - no connection after boot, have to restart manually?

I'm using version 1.7.1_pre20120127 with python 2.7.2: [U] net-misc/wicd Available versions: 1.7.0 (~)1.7.0-r1 1.7.1_beta2-r4 (~)1.7.1_pre20111210-r1 1.7.1_pre20120127 (~)1.7.1_pre20120127-r1 ...
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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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who loaded my kernel modules?

I have compiled a kernel with some modules, for example the ath9k for my wireless card. I don't have anything in the autoload configuration (i.e my file /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 is empty). ...
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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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What is a framebuffer device and is it required to obtain a higher resolution?

I am running a gentoo guest OS on qemu-kvm. I can only get resolution of 800x600 in it. I want to be able to get a higher screen resolution. xrandr gives the following output : xrandr: Failed too ...
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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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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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Gtk2 Themes under Gentoo's Gnome 3

I have made it to get a nice gnome shell environment running under my new gentoo. It's all fine, except there are a whole bunch of programs built against gtk2 (Chromium, Pidgin, Thunderbird, Firefox), ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Cloning a root partition onto a dm-crypt encrypted one

I have Gentoo Linux installed on a 25.93GB/62.43GB partition /dev/sda4. The other partitions on the disk are 150MB /boot on /dev/sda1 and 56,66GB unused space on other two partitions. I am planning ...
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How do I allow privileged commands to fail but respond?

I am reading up on several commands, some of which are privileged and some that may or may not be installed. My system (gentoo) will respond with command not found sometimes when the program in the ...
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Gentoo Portage. What exactly 'revdep-rebuild' command does?

I know it's necessary to run revdep-rebuild after upgrades of my Gentoo Linux. I also kind-of understand that revdep-rebuild detects shared libraries conflicts and fixes them somehow. But I want to ...
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Realtek RTS5209 PCI-E Card Reader only work if card is inserted before boot

Hardware Info Laptop Model: Sony Vaio Pro 13 Problematic Hardware: Bulti-in Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader Problem description Here is the problem, if I boot with ...
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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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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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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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Gentoo Linux GPG encrypts properly a file passed through parameter but throws “Inappropriate ioctl for device” when reading from standard input

I am running Gentoo Hardened with kernel 4.1.7-hardened-r1 and I am trying to encrypt a file using GPG from a shell session opened from SSH and with the DISPLAY variable disabled in order to use ...
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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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What does the (-) in 'abi_x86_32(-)' signify in an ebuild?

In the process of updating my Gentoo system, I've run into something I don't understand. Wine is requesting app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-soundlibs, which in turn requests ...
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Gentoo Linux portage USE flags: what is the difference between removing a default vs. not having a default, how do the defaults compare, no-multilib?

Gentoo Linux portage relies on USE flags to customize compiling options for software. Here's an example showing how to organize USE flags in a make.conf file: # ************ USE ************** # ...
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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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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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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. ...
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LUKS: Enter passphrase and nothing happens

I've installed gentoo on my new laptop. I've got an LUKS-encrypted root partition (/dev/sda3). Cryptsetup (USE="gcrypt") is installed. Essential cryptographic API is compiled in kernel. Kernel and ...
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ocaml seems to be broken

I tried to compile Opa web framework from source on Sabayon, because their main server has a hardware failure. However, when I tried to use configure I got: "Your ocaml installation seems broken, ...
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How to prepare a headless machine?

I'm currently preparing an SD-card for my Raspberry Pi, i.e. an ARM machine, while I'm sitting on a x86 one. Therefore I cannot simply chroot into it and run rc-update add sshd default. So, how else ...
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Why is =sys-libs/glibc-2.16's --enable-kernel is ignored on Gentoo Linux?

I'm trying to build eglibc support for old kernels, 2.6.9 in this case. So I set NPTL_KERNEL_VER in make.conf, and during configuration phrase I can see the --enable-kernel=2.6.9 parameter But this ...
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Sabayon - mysql (and other services) won't start

It's a fresh install of Sabayon Linux. I installed mysql (equo install dev-db/mysql), configured it (emerge --config ...), but it doesn't start using /etc/init.d script: # /etc/init.d/mysql start * ...