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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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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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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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Why are there different types of linux distributions? What makes them unique, fundamentally? [closed]

They all use Linux kernel (lower layer). They all provide support for the same set of packages (higher layer), despite version differences. And even though their beliefs and "philosophy"s differ, what ...
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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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How to change CFLAGS option -march from native to corei7?

Is it possible to change the CFLAGS -march=native to -march=corei7? Would I have to recompile the whole system once this change is made? I would like to setup distcc and I read that march cannot be ...
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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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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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Gentoo default application for opening files

On my Gentoo box running without a desktop environment, every time I try to open a file the system tries to open it with Firefox. I understand that without a desktop environment "open file" cannot ...
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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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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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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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Bluetooth troubles with AR3012 on Gentoo

I'm using Linux 3.14.14-gentoo with BT_ATH3K enabled. I've downloaded the latest linux-firmware from Portage (20131230), and bluez-5.21-r1. My Bluetooth device is an AR3012 according to lsusb: Bus ...
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Capstone for Python not working

I'm unable to get Capstone (http://www.capstone-engine.org/lang_python.html) for Python to work. I have attempted to install capstone both using pip and compiling and installing from source. Both are ...
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How to share wifi under Gentoo?

My system is Gentoo 64bit, with KDE. I want to share my wifi connection with other devices. I am able to do this with Windows 7, so I think my device is able to setup an AP. And I find out that in ...
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MDADM Array Detection Slowing Down Boot - Why?

I have an AMD64 Gentoo (running systemd) build with a RAID0 root and some other arrays (RAID1 boot, RAID1 home etc..). The boot process is being slowed down quite dramatically as mdadm searches the ...
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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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nfsroot freezing every once in a while presumably due to network glitch

Setup I've set up a thin client running gentoo according to these instructions. It seems to work quite nicely except that every once in a while it freezes. I've found that I can duplicate the issue ...
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Cannot get Systemd working on GENTOO: Where am i going wrong?

I'm having a massive amount of trouble installing gentoo with systemd; this is a fresh install and not an upgrade. Steps (after partitions etc.. are setup): Unpack AMD64 stage3 and emerge-webrsync ...
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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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Error when I try to init gentoo, Loading init ramdisk

I installed the gento acoording to the hanbook, but when I reboot my system I've a mistake, Just I can see the following Loading init ramdisk... and no more. I believe that my trouble is in the ...
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How can I know what is the cause of linux to crash at start-up?

I'm using gentoo. Sometimes (not always), when the system starts (from power up), its crash (before I'm getting the GUI login window). I know Linux saves into log files the problem of the crash, but ...
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How to summarize error messages of an emerge run?

An update on a gentoo system with # emerge --update --newuse --deep --keep-going @world creates lots of text on the console. Error messages and warnings appear between less important informative ...
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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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Strange refresh issue with Chromium on Gentoo

My system is Gentoo 64bit, with KDE4. I have installed chromium and have been using it for a long time without any problem. But recently, I noticed a strange issue. For example, in a text box, if I ...
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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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SLIM login manager Causes Urxvt window to loose Transparent/Opacity effect

On Gentoo.... This is strange.... when I start X through SLIM I loose the opacity(transparent look) on my urxvt windows. It's only when I start X through SLIM. If I start X with xinit directly, ...
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Gentoo virt-manager on system without GNOME cannot connect to libvirtd due to polkit throwing a missing file error

I am running Gentoo Linux for AMD64 using kernel 3.12.21 AMD64 on an HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555M CPU. My desktop environment is KDE 4.12.5. I have installed KVM, libvirtd, polkit ...
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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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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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Need help setting up networking for KVM on Gentoo with exit to wifi adaṕter

I am running Gentoo Linux on an AMD64 laptop, and I am having an extremely hard time setting up host networking on KVM. I alreay have KVM, libvirtd, virt-manager, the kernel modules required to get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...