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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) ...
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Grade book program that works on gentoo

I am looking for a program that I can use to keep track of and calculate my grade in all my classes without going through and making a spreadsheet for each class.
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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 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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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 ...