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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 ...
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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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LVM + LUKS + SSD + Gentoo — making it all work together

I'm finding a lot of conflicting information out there, and as of yet haven't found anyone trying to pull together all of the components that I'm trying to do, so I'm hoping someone who understands ...
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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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mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory - how do I find out who's complaining?

mmap() failed is popping up in my .xsession-errors in bursts. But there's no indication about what application it is failing with. How do I look into this after it has happened? I usually discover the ...
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Why can't I use the REJECT policy on my iptables OUTPUT chain?

I currently have my OUTPUT chain set to DROP. I'd like to change it to REJECT, so that I have a clue that it's my firewall stopping me from getting somewhere rather than a problem with whatever ...
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How to install Gentoo with VirtualBox and use it as native OS later?

I'd like to try Gentoo (again...). I know that many steps require a lot of configuration and much more time. I'd like to do something else on computer during long waiting, because of that I would like ...
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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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Present USE flags upon emerging a package in gentoo

I was wondering if there are any tools to present the compile time options/ flags of a package in Gentoo when emerging. I am referring to something like this
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Gentoo Live CD from Hard Drive: No Mountable Filesystems on root after modules loaded

I am attempting to install Gentoo on my PowerPC Mac. I have reached the point where I can boot the Live CD (I have no functional CD Drive, so it is from a spare Hard Drive), but after the kernel is ...
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xfce4 device automount / xfce4-gvfs-mount [closed]

I'm not sure how to fix my auto mount problem with xfce4. I have asked on here before but since my system went threw some hell it seems to be a different problem. This is what would be in the ...
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Install of Gentoo: Can't find root device (boot of LiveCD from HardDrive)

I am attempting to install Gentoo on my PowerPC Mac. I have reached the point where I can boot the LiveCD (I have no CD Drive, so it is from my Hard Drive), but after the kernel is loaded, I get a ...
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Scribus crashes with .ICEauthority

I've been trying to get scribus to work on my new gentoo 12.1 (amd64, XFCE, qt 4.8.2) installation, but when running as a regular user the program won't start up. Thanks to suggestions and extra tests ...
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Find out a package's configure/compile options in Gentoo

On a Gentoo Linux box which I'm not administering (and to which I don't have root access), how can I find out the options which were used to compile the package? (Please note I've never worked with ...
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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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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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Safely uninstall a package in Gentoo

I wanted to uninstall a specific package in Gentoo and browsed through the emerge man page. I found the --unmerge option: WARNING: This action can remove important packages! Removes all ...
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How can I use netconsole to help solve a kernel panic?

When I try to use a raid as root, my system panics. I want to read the kernel output right before the panic, but can't scroll up. After Googling a bit, I wanted to try netconsole. but I get no output ...
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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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Automount in Xfce4 just stopped working

A little while ago my usb drives stopped auto mounting. It might have been after an update but not sure where to look. I have been manually mounting them as root and that is a pain. Is there maybe ...
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Why is mount.cifs not installed suid by default?

I am using Gentoo, and on my machine at least mount.cifs is not installed suid root by default. In particular, this means that I can't use the user mount option with CIFS shares. I noticed that ...
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/etc/motd is not displayed when a named pipe?

Running Gentoo 3.4.0 Having recently heard about the /etc/motd file, i tried to have it display random cowsay fortunes. I wrote some random bash script to act as a daemon, feeding the /etc/motd as a ...
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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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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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How to increase Xen guest CPU utilization?

My Xen dom0 is a Gentoo x64 pvops. I boot my guest Gentoo, in PV mode, system with the same kernel my dom0 uses. When I emerge in the guest system, building a CPP package, I am experiencing low CPU ...
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How to set secure permissions for multiple users and multiple websites?

On a Gentoo 3.2.12 server with apache2+php, there are several websites running: /www /website1 /website2 ...etc The apache user should have read-only access to all the websites. There ...
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linux multiple internet connections load balancing with fail handling

I have two ISP connections and need automatic load balancing between them. I also need to handle failed connections (not use one that does not work). First link is a PPTP connection (ppp0), second is ...
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qemu-kvm savevm very slow

I have up to date gentoo system with kvm images located on 500 gb partition with 200 gb of free space and defragmented, running machine with Windows XP and 2gb ram, I have problem with making snapshot ...
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Filesystem for Gentoo root?

I need a fast and space eficient filesystem for my Gentoo workstation. I have some expirience with ext4 and found it very slow on lots of small files inside the filesystem. I am considering another ...
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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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zsh wants to correct vim to .vim

I'm using zsh on Gentoo x64, and when I type sudo vim /path/to/file from my home folder, zsh asks: zsh: correct 'vim' to '.vim' [nyae]? I want to run vim not my .vim folder. How do I fix this? ...
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Which Gentoo should I download?

I am looking for the most compatibility in a Gentoo download. When I go to the download page, I am greeted by this: install-x86-minimal-20120306.iso 07-Mar-2012 08:50 135M ...
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Launching Gentoo from external hard drive

I have an external hard drive (Transcend TS500GSJ25M - not sure M1, M2 or M3, but guess it's M1) and I'd like to install Gentoo on it. It's pretty easy, using genkernel, though it compile a lot of ...
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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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QT applications does support Unicode

My system is Gentoo amd64, and the desktop environment is Xfce4. So far, most applications works well, except the terminal and QT-family applications. The Chromium,Thunar, Thunderbird and many other ...
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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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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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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), ...