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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Grub2 RAID /boot

I'm using Gentoo on my HomeServer. My HDDs are raid1 mirrored with mdadm. My problem is how to boot the /boot partition correct? /dev/md1 consists of /dev/sdc2 & /dev/sdd2 mounted on /boot In ...
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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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Gentoo/mdadm: Remove 1 disk from RAID 0 array

The server has a 7-disk RAID 0 array, and sdf is starting to die. Is there a way to remove sdf while keeping the array intact? # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 14T ...
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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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Configure Atheros AR9285 wireless in Gentoo

My laptop has an Atheros AR9285 wireless card. By following the "Network Configuration" section in the Gentoo handbook I chose the ath9k module. The modules seem to be loaded correctly: # lsmod | ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Creating one-time cgroup

I would like to be able to create a one-time temporary group in hierarchy. For example: #!/bin/sh run_with_csubgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/group/subgroup/ Which creates group say ...
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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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Installl a specific version of a portage overlay package

I need to install an older version of x11-libs/bamf package , as you can see below there are different versions available I want to install 0.5.0[2], but it always go to 9999 version using "emerge ...
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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 * ...
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Hugin 2012 build fail on Gentoo

My system is Gentoo amd64, up to date. [I] dev-libs/boost Available versions: 1.49.0-r2 (~)1.52.0-r6(0/1.52) (~)1.53.0(0/1.53) [M](~)1.54.0(0/1.54) {debug doc icu mpi +nls python static-libs ...
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What is freezing my desktop every second (like clockwork)?

Recently, after using my desktop machine for a day or so, the oddest thing will start happening: Every second, the desktop will briefly freeze, then continue, like a heartbeat. The interval is one ...
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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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Gentoo on VM setting IP Manually

I installed Gentoo on Virtualbox with the minimal image. This is the first time I am running gentoo. I need to do ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.10 route add default gw 192.168.0.1 everytime it boots on ...
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Having trouble reinstalling Grub from live CD

I have a 64-bit Sabayon Linux and Mac OS X dual boot. After using gparted to resize my partitions, I can no longer boot Sabayon. I've tried chrooting and fixing grub from several live CDs, but they ...
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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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Unable to boot with dracut and luks: '/dev/resume' : file exists

I am installing gentoo and have performed my first reboot after configuration and installation within my chroot environment. I am using LUKS and LVM to manage encryption of my drives. I am encrypting ...
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Remove ex-admin user account and grant privileges / permissions / ownership to another

I would like to find the simplest way to remove the old system admin's user and group from a Gentoo server and put them all under my name instead. He no longer works here and it would appear that a ...
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Why will plymouth not update?

I admit I don't update my kernel very often. I used to everytime a stable release of sys-kernel/gentoo-sources came out so I'm very adept at doing it. This last weekend I attempted to update from ...
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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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Installing GRUB2 in a GPT disk on a partition

I'm using a MacBook Air 2013 and I'm trying to install Gentoo. I already did it several times but I always used other "workarounds" to this problem such as using directly a EFI-stub kernel image. ...
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Can not access to samba4.1 shares on gentoo box

I have one Windows 7 x64 PC, and a Gentoo Box, which act as a NAS. I tried to migrate from Samba3 to Samba4.1.6, and while Samba isup, I fail to connect; I have the following error that is popping (it ...
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ACPId suspend-to-ram: can you specify waking up using keyboard events?

This is Gentoo Linux with OpenRC (updated to systemd later on), and ACPI + some power management features in the kernel for Intel. ACPId is up and running. I can suspend to ram using: echo -n "mem" ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...