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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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econf fails when installing pth

I'm just starting out with Gentoo and I'm getting a bit stuck installing programs with Portage. It's wonderful and automatic except when it isn't. Many of the programs I try to install (git, gedit, ...
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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 ...
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How to tidy up the .keywords file on a gentoo system?

One can select testing packages on a gentoo stable system by adding a line with the following syntax to keywords list: cat /etc/portage/package.keywords =dev-python/ipython-0.13.2 ~amd64 # and many ...
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Install the latest gcc on Pygoscelis Papua (Gentoo)

I would like to try out Gentoo and I started a Pygoscelis Papua instance on Amazon EC2. How do I install the latest version of gcc to compile my programs? I tried emerge -u gcc gcc-config -l as ...
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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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Emerge freezes on raspberry pi without error message

I am trying to install raspberrypi-userland to my gentoo system with the command emerge --ask raspberrypi-userland on my raspberry pi. I am well aware that without cross-compile environment this ...
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libvirt daemon doesn't start on Gentoo

I'm trying to use Xen with virt-manager on Gentoo system and I have some troubles with libvirt daemon. When it starts: Starting libvirtd ... /usr/sbin/libvirtd: error: Unable to initialize ...
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Razer Ouroboros mouse not working

The Problem I don't mean the extra keys and what not, I'm just talking about getting the pointer to move across the screen and the left and right buttons to click. I've got it plugged into the ...
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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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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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Cannot create L2TP/IPSec VPN connection on Gentoo

My system is Gentoo 64bit, DE is KDE 4, and I have just updated my system. I set up a L2TP/IPSec VPN but it cannot initiate the connection. Whenever I try to connect I got below error in my system ...
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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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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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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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Using ABI_X86 in Gentoo

For one reason or another (I've been busy, I guess), it's been months since I've updated my Gentoo system. And, as you can imagine, this means there's a lot of packages (and USE changes) I need to go ...
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How to debug a semop failure?

Using a 2.6.30-gentoo-r4 Linux a very complex system of php code is executed (with 4.4.9-pl0-gentoo and 5.2.10-pl0-gentoo), which occasionally runs into a semaphore blocking problem. The call to the ...
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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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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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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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Portage on Gentoo how to view available software versions?

I would like to install program foo using emerge on a Gentoo system; so I simply use emerge foo to install and portage selects the most current version of that software that's in its repository. If I ...
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PHP appears to be encountering segfault when using finfo_file method

I have encountered a strange bug. When trying to determine mime type of file using Fileinfo (http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.finfo-file.php) extension, PHP (or Apache? see below.) is appearing ...
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What changes to the system does a putting dev in a profile do in portage?

I am working on building my own profile for portage. I have managed to add my profile and it shows up when: eselect profile list I added an entry in /usr/portage/profiles. The profiles are of the ...
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What is the official Gentoo AMI?

I would like to use Gentoo on Amazon EC2. What are the right AMI for me to use? I won't be running X unless necessary. I guess I need a server variant, if there is such a thing.
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How to force crontab to check for changed files

I have a gentoo Linux system in which I am logged in as root. How can I force crontab to read new/changed files in /etc/cron.d immedeately, so that even a new cronjob is executed if even only seconds ...
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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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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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Grub error 15 (file not found)

I'm trying to fix a problem with a new installation. I'm running this existing distro (Ubuntu) from /dev/sdb with a new OS, Gentoo, installed on /dev/sda. I'm glad I took the trouble of setting these ...
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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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Backlight powersaving: Working in X11, but backlight does not turn off on virtual terminal. Gentoo, Asus EeePC 1015bx

I'm facing a puzzling issue on my laptop, an Asus EeePC 1015bx, which has an AMD C-60 APU and is running Gentoo. Although the screen powersave functions are working in X11, the backlight does not ...
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Customize ebuild in Gentoo within the portage tree

How can I customize an ebuild in Gentoo without maintaining a customized package in own overlay? The case is that I need to mark compiled binaries with paxctl. But there are about 100 of such ...
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How to find in which overlay is desired package?

How do I identify which overlays (if any) contain a particular package/application?
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Unit couchdb.service failed to load: No such file or directory

I have couchdb on Sabayon running # couchdb -version getopt: invalid option -- 'v' Try `couchdb -h' for more information. kernel-poll not supported; "K" parameter ignored Apache CouchDB 1.5.0 ...
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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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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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Gentoo does not seem to be booting new kernel

I am pretty much a newbie with Gentoo. I need btrfs filesystem support. I followed the wiki article and rebuilt the kernel, adding btrfs as a built-in kernel object. When I boot the new kernel and try ...
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LVM2 pvdisplay and vgdisplay disagree

In my laptop, I have a single hard drive (/dev/sda). On this hard drive, I have an EFI partition (/dev/sda1), a boot partition (/dev/sda2), and an encrypted partition containing / (/dev/sda3). Inside ...
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How to get portage to emerge in a FreeBSD Jail?

I am running FreeNAS 9.2.1.2 which allows you to install a Gentoo jail with a one click install that creates a jail on the Free BSD system. I then tried to run emerge -avuDN world and ran into some ...
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How to avoid emerge recalculating dependencies after adding required keywords/uses?

While emerge --autounmask-writes followed by a etc-update basically automates adding additional keywords and use flags, running emerge afterwards (without any other modifications) will again calculate ...
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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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Emerge on Gentoo fails with “Multiple package instances within a single package slot have been pulled … in”. How can I resolve this?

I'm trying to install Google Chrome on my recent Gentoo box. But emerge is throwing some errors that are way over my head. I genuinely don't know what the problem even is. !!! Multiple package ...
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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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Complete system hang on umount and `ls /dev/sd*`

I have a portable hard drive which I mount on /mnt/ext. Normally it works fine. But if I leave it mounted with no activity for sufficiently long, it can cause my system to completely hang. This has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dualboot Freebsd + Gentoo with GRUB2 [MBR]

I have Gentoo x64 installed with Grub2 on my MBR drive. Today I installed FreeBSD x64 9.2. Now I'm in Gentoo and trying to add FreeBSD to grub2 menu list. grub2-install /dev/sda os-prober ...