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Boot process stops until PS/2 key presses?

I'm working on an embedded product based on Gentoo linux 3.6.6 running on a Mini-ITX motherboard. We're looking at switching motherboards (from a Jetway NF9D-2550 to an Advantech EIMB-214), and to ...
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emacs does not see my fonts in gentoo

I copied my ~/.emacs file from ubuntu linux; I've installed Consolas font (and it works in gnome terminal, and as a default Monospace font); but Emacs does not see it (custom-set-faces '(default ((t ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unneccessary” blockages

I am usually updating my ~amd64 Gentoo system using emerge -avNuD --backtrack=100 @world. I do however often get the following type of blockages. sys-libs/ncurses:5 ...
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Regenerating default overlay in gentoo

Could not sync portage for some time - realizing it was because I was using git as sync method and the repo was not maintained anymore. They also provided new links so I updated sync-uri option in ...
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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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Kernel config for HP Stream 13 (booting from emmc disk)

I'm trying to install gentoo on hp stream 13 device and i am unable to boot up system from the emmc hard drive. Before trying gentoo on this device i have successfully installed debian, which clearly ...
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DHCP server with static IP not resolving hostnames (clients do)

Network Setup I have a server which I am trying to set up LXCs on I am using LXD which forces me to use DHCP DHCP is working fine already due to my setup I need to be able to access the containers ...
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Is there any sound enhancer/equalizer for Linuxes that are not Ubuntu?

I am looking for a systemwide audio equalizer for Debian, Gentoo or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, i.e. an audio equalizer that filters the entire signal that is sent to the audio chipset, something ...
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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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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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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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Can't install MySQL client libraries on Gentoo

I'm new in Gentoo. I'm trying get the mysql2 gem installed. But it's stuck. I found out that I need MySQL client libraries. I tried: emerge dev-db/mysql:minimal * IMPORTANT: 2 news items need ...
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Using package.env for phase hooks

Following this answer I've set up a simple file /etc/portage/env/echo.conf: post_pkg_postinst() { echo "updating $P to $PV" } with the line sys-apps/util-linux echo.conf in ...
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Why do I have 4 Sets of Icons

Since a picture speaks 1,000 words: Why is this happening in KDE 4.14.3. The Gentoo Stable package of kde-base/kde-meta I've emptied my user's Trash Can, but how can I determine why I have 4 Sets ...
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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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Grub reboots PC after showing only “Grub loading.”

I have this old computer I use for the more experimental OSes, and about a month ago I installed Gentoo on it, with GRUB2 as boot loader. Everything worked fine, but every boot it would show an error ...
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How do I run X11 applications over ssh from a Gentoo server that does not have a GUI installed (with minimal added software)?

Currently I am renting a VPS from VPS.net running Gentoo. How can I run "X11" applications remotely without installing a full GUI on the VPS. What is the minimum pieces of "X11" I would have to ...
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libvirt daemon doesn't start on Gentoo [closed]

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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How to deal with tearing in Gentoo on NVIDIA?

See Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux? for the reasons behind why tearing is a problem in the first place, and why the usual "tricks" usually suggested (like "disable compositing", ...
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Is a disabled kernel option equivalent to not loading the corresponding module?

Suppose I set a tristate kernel configuration option to be built as a module, but I don't load the corresponding kernel module at runtime (and it doesn't get loaded automatically). Is the ...
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Why do Gentoo package maintainers install systemd unit files unconditionally (i.e. without depending on the 'systemd' USE flag)?

steps to reproduce: issue cd /usr/portage && grep -R "systemd_dounit" * open several ebuilds and read them almost all ebuilds use systemd_dounit without checking for systemd USE-flag ...
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How to force a file system check on the next boot of the root file system on Gentoo running systemd?

I want to force a fsck run on my root filessystem on my Gentoo system running systemd. I've tried adding an empty forcefsck file at the root of the filesystem which I want to check, e.g. touch ...
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Realtek RTL8723BE Network Card not working on Chromium OS

I use the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 with Realtek rtl8723be network card and the wifi works perfectly on Windows8.1 or Ubuntu 15.04 . Now , i run Chromium OS build by ArnoldTheBat on it . The ...
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Gentoo boots into grub2, “You need to load the kernel first”

I just finished my first Gentoo install and rebooted. I'm taken to GRUB2 and try to boot, it returns error: you need to load the kernel first I tried kernel /vmlinuz But it could not find ...
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Why Gentoo detects no network devices? [closed]

I've faced the problem installing Gentoo: after the installation is seems to be completed and LiveCD is extracted, network becomes unreachable: gentoo~ # ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable ...
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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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aufs root on gentoo/funtoo

I have used an aufs root before on gentoo years ago, but cannot seem to get it going now. I am using genkernel-next, I would imagine I used genkernel before as well. I am using funtoo with ...
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net scripts try to up old physical removed network interface

Situation: Gentoo with kernel 3.8.4 amd64 udev 218 no systemd, no initram, no old network udev rules Previously 3 network interfaces (2 x onboard, 1 pci , all r8189 module ones) After an short ...
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How do I create a user bin directory in gentoo

I would like gentoo to allow users to have a bin directory which is added to the PATH variable for that user. The directory would be located at /home/user/bin. Where is the best place to set the PATH ...
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Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux mangles ligatures “ff”, “fl”, “fi” and “ffl”

I am running Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux on an AMD64 computer with 8 GB RAM. Today I noticed that quite often, when Firefox encounters the text sequences "ff", "fi", "fl" and "ffl", it merges ...
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How do I emerge hadoop on gentoo?

I'm attempting to emerge hadoop from the ultrabug overlay. But emerge is not able to find the packages. layman -a ultrabug emerge sys-cluster/apache-hadoop-bin Calculating dependencies... done! ...
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Gentoo Portage. What exactly 'revdep-rebuild' command does?

I know it's necessary to run revdep-rebuild after upgrades of my Gentoo Linux. I also kind-of understand that revdep-rebuild detects shared libraries conflicts and fixes them somehow. But I want to ...
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Booting Gentoo on LVM inside LUKS with gpg encrypted keyfile

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LVM logical volume inside LUKS container encrypted with key file encrypted by GPG with passphrase. Everything was going smoothly until I tried to boot. I'm building the ...
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Systemd will not start xenstored, xenconsoled, and xendomains

I am running a Gentoo installation and recently moved to systemd and whenever I boot with Xen, I cannot issue any xl commands, getting this error: xc: error: Could not obtain handle on privileged ...
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Gentoo: how do I get an IP assigned to the network interface?

I'm noob. I'm trying to install Gentoo from the LiveCD (just for fun as well as for getting better understanding what's going on under the Linux's hood) on my notebook. I've faced an issue which is ...
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what does elibc_FreeBSD mean in gentoo portage overlays?

I have a gentoo overlay which has been added to http://gpo.zugaina.org/. One of my ebuilds recMD5 now shows the use flag elibc_FreeBSD even though I didn't add it. I am also running into it for a ...
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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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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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Script to emerge packages

I'm trying to write a bash function which checks if a package is installed and installs it if needed. Right now it always installs regardless. install() { echo "checking if $1 is already ...
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What is lvmetad and why would I want or need to use it?

I have a Gentoo server with LVM running on top of a RAID array that I have been using for a number of years. Recently I upgraded LVM to 2.02.109 (don't recall what version it was before) and received ...
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tmux does not render borders properly

I am using tmux on a Gentoo Linux hardened system running kernel 3.18.9. When I run programs that display borders on the terminal such as nmon directly under my terminal or under screen, they display ...
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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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Trying to transplant bash to /mnt for chroot, what does bash want in order to work?

I have a stage 3 gentoo tarball.. extracted it to /mnt which is hosting /dev/sda3. Though there was no bin and no sign of bash after unpacking. Far as I'm aware, the rest of the configuration involves ...
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Wifi AP with ASUS USB-N10

I am trying to configure wifi AP with subj device. According documentation in web, it requires master mode hardware support and hostapd software. It seems I have master mode: # iwconfig ... ...
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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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What does “WHIRLPOOL size ;-)” mean?

Often when installing or upgrading packages the following appears in the log: * ….tar.gz SHA256 SHA512 WHIRLPOOL size ;-) ... What does this mean and what does the emoticon signify? ;-)
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Upgrading Portage?

I'm attempting to upgrade portage on my Chromium OS VM and I get a masking on the upgrade saying it's masked by EAPI 5 and that my current version is EAPI 4. In order to upgrade portage I need EAPI 5 ...
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Capstone for Python not working

I'm unable to get Capstone for Python to work. I have attempted to install capstone both using pip and compiling and installing from source. Both are successful, no errors, but neither works. I've ...
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Gentoo portage continue after shutdown

Can I rerun my command to install KDE full after a shutdown and will it continue? I'm installing KDE and it takes a while now. I'm on my laptop and it's pretty late here. There are many packages to ...