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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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What Did Users Do or Use Before the Make Command?

I use Gentoo as my primary home Desktop OS. I have since ~2004. I appreciate the emerge command for managing a source based OS as well as it does. Every now and then I check on other distributions, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Still Popular Today? [closed]

I have installed Gentoo Linux on a Thinkpad T42 and an earlier version Acer Laptop. But it has been years, installation on one laptop after another. I even planned to go further to install Funtoo ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Debian Jessie GRUB2 on a multi-boot EFI laptop cannot start a Gentoo kernel-initramfs

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA laptop running on an AMD A8-4555M CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 750 GB HD, currently running on dual boot Windows 8.1 accessible via the system's EFI boot manager, and ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Screen keeps dimming on Power (Dis-)Connect

I would like to disable the automatic screen dimming when I plug in our out my power adapter. Every time my laptop switches between battery/ac, my screen dims even though I have disabled it in every ...
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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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Automounting in KDE-3.5.10 without HAL

community! I have Gentoo(amd64) installed with KDE-3.5.10 desktop from kde-sunset overlay. Recently I have upgraded xorg-server from 1.7 to 1.9 and now want to extinguish hal completly. The only ...
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Chromium with ~20 opened tabs freezes my laptop

As the title says, when I have about 20 opened tabs of Chromium I see the hard disk starts writing and everything start to freeze. I have to 'killall' Chromium. Previously I had installed ...
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couchdb doesn't start

I installed couchDB under Sabayon with help of Rigo and followed this instruction ( http://guide.couchdb.org/draft/source.html ): xyz@wp01 ~ $ su Password: wp01 xyz # chown -R couchdb:couchdb ...
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What is the basic difference between Arch and Gentoo Linux? [closed]

What is the difference between Arch Linux and Gentoo Linux? Their ideologies seem quite similar to me.
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How to query installed packages with specific use flag?

I want to query a installed package, and it must have specified use flag: e.g. eix -I curl:use flag Currently I am using grep to filter the output. I want to know if it is possible to do it in ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Chromium 32.0.1700.19 cannot display Chinese title

My system is Gentoo 64bit, Chromium 32.0.1700.19. With Chromium 31, it was able to display Chinese in the title correctly. But since version 32, Chinese are displayed as blank in the title, while the ...
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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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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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MBR is toast or at least Grub is

This started after some kernel trouble that I left alone for a while. I had miscompiled a kernel then tried to re-compile it and started to organize a list of boot options in grub for differently ...
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How / where to get sources for kernel-2.6.36-gentoo-r4 in Gentoo Linux distribution?

How can I get (i.e. what command to use) sources for kernel-2.6.36-r4 (uname -a says that it is version 2.6.36-gentoo-r4), or where from I can download it? I want to compile the userside 'perf' ...
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Where is the cron information stored on my gentoo system?

I have a Linux gentoo system, which performs a cronjob every day at 3:10 in the morning. However, no file in /etc contains any related information to this particular cronjob, and the result of crontab ...
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What live linux smaller 2GB and with pre-installed `wpa_supplicant` is suited best for Gentoo installation?

I have a mid-old laptop that I want to use for learning more details about Linux, so I decided for a first-time Gentoo installation. I can only connect via WLAN to internet with this laptop. My router ...