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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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where to download gentoo 2.2?

My hosting company has gentoo. I want to install the same system on my virtualbox/vagrant. If I do cat /etc/gentoo-release I get: Gentoo Base System release 2.2 and uname -r: ...
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Gentoo: No package `glib-2.0` found

I have a strange problem when trying to install dev-lib/gobject-introspection: >>> Emerging (1 of 9) dev-libs/gobject-introspection-1.42.0 ...... configure: error: Package requirements ...
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AR922X wifi card sees too few networks

While my android smartphone has around a dozen different wifi networks available, I can’t get this card get more than two at best. lshw -c network reports: *-network description: Wireless ...
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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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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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No TwinView option in nvidia-settings

Good Morning, I cannot find the TwinView options in nvidia-settings; is it gone? I tried enabling it manually in xorg.conf but then the server won't start. Nvidia Driver: 340.76 X: 1.16.4 Kernel: ...
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Tomboy won't start: Configuration server couldn't be contacted

I'm unable to start Tomboy on my Gentoo Linux system. It used to work, but now I just get Unhandled Exception: GLib.GException: Configuration server couldn't be contacted: D-BUS error: Method ...
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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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Some of fn keys not recognized after upgrade

After upgrading my system (including kernel) I discovered that some of fn keys (XF86MonBrightnessUp and XF86MonBrightnessDown) are not recognized by xev and even showkey. Each time one of these keys ...
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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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Why is gksu asking me for root password and not my password?

On one of my systems, I'm running Gentoo Linux and I've installed x11-libs/gksu-2.0.2-r1. I've disabled the root account using sudo passwd -dl root and I want to be able to run GUI apps which need ...
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Python now thinks arguments are files: Broken emerge, pip, livestreamer and most tools using Python

For these commands (in both bash and fish): sudo emerge eix emerge eix I get this error: usage: emerge [-h] [--version] [input [input ...]] emerge: error: argument input: can't open 'eix': [Errno ...
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Terminal title shows sudo, but I want command that's sudo'ed

So I've become pretty adept at the tasks here from editing all the posts to answering questions, so I think it's about time I ask one: Technical Information Distribution: Gentoo Desktop Environment: ...
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What files in /var need to have specific owners?

I accidentally wreaked unknown amounts of havoc on my web server by running sudo chown -R myuser:mygroup * .* in /var/www, not remembering that .* would include the parent directory (as ..). I ...
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Gentoo: Display stays black after inactivity (ThinkPad T60p, ATI FireGL)

I've freshly installed Gentoo on my ThinkPad T60p. The graphics card is an ATI FireGL v5200, so I configured the Kernel to use KMS with radeon selected and included R300_cp.bin as the firmware. ...
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Why does Chromium use so much disk space on Gentoo Linux?

I am a newbie on Linux, and I have chosen Gentoo for my Linux distribution. I installed it in VirtualBox for practice purposes only, so I just gave it 10GB of disk space. Yesterday when I tried to ...
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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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grub-mkconfig generates duplicate entries for an Ubuntu/Gentoo dual boot setup

I'm currently running Ubuntu (Xubuntu, specifically) as the primary OS on one of my systems. I've been building up a Gentoo installation on a new logical volume on the same system and I'm at the point ...
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Getting webcam to work in gentoo

My webcam is working properly using Camorama , Guvcview and WebBrowsers[firefox,chrome] , ekiga recognizes my webcam too and it even turns on its indicator light but there is nothing but a empty ...
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Cloning a root partition onto a dm-crypt encrypted one

I have Gentoo Linux installed on a 25.93GB/62.43GB partition /dev/sda4. The other partitions on the disk are 150MB /boot on /dev/sda1 and 56,66GB unused space on other two partitions. I am planning ...
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Can distcc use ccache on the compile servers?

I know that ccache can use distcc as a compiler wrapper, but can the opposite also be done? I have a bunch of raspberry pi machines which use distcc to cross-compile their arm binaries on a x64 ...
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Flag change log in gentoo

I was wondering if there is any tool that shows changed flags of recently emerged packages? I missed to use --ask -v while using emerge and I lost the verbose details. I have checked the ...
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Gentoo CPU_FLAGS_X86 doesn't work

I havn't updated my system for few months and found i have to add new option to my make.conf. Ok, so now i have CPU_FLAGS_X86="aes avx avx2 fma3 mmx mmxext popcnt sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3" ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird cannot resolve host names - anything else can

One night my firefox just started showing "Server not found" for all websites (i.e. "Firefox can't find the server at www.mozilla.com."). I noticed that it can find websites if make an entry in the ...
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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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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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Installl a specific version of a portage overlay package

I need to install an older version of x11-libs/bamf package , as you can see below there are different versions available I want to install 0.5.0[2], but it always go to 9999 version using "emerge ...
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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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Display package.mask info gentoo

Is there a tool available in gentoo to simply output why a package has been hard masked? Scrolling through the /usr/portage/profiles tree and reading every package.mask file applicable for your ...
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CPU optimized compiled debian packages

I really don't know how the Debian maintainers check for all the bugs in every release of Debian, but isn't it the case that if all codes for every package have been patched up and tested for all CPU ...
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Which Gentoo profile?

I'm installing Gentoo as a guest on a VMware virtual machine on an iMac host. I'm asked to select a profile and the list has 22 options. [1] default/linux/amd64/10.0 [2] ...
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Suggestions needed for udev, udisks, autofs, notification setup for a complete automounting solution on Linux

Continuing on Automounting plugged devices in linux, which left things a bit basic. Running Gentoo, I'm automounting a combination of local and network devices on my laptop with autofs-5.0.4-r5. Doing ...
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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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How to remove set from portage

I was dealing with a lot of blocks of Qt5. [blocks B ] <dev-qt/qtgui-4.8.6:4 ("<dev-qt/qtgui-4.8.6:4" is blocking dev-qt/qtchooser-0_p20150102) [blocks B ] <dev-qt/qtsql-4.8.6:4 ...
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What is freezing my desktop every second (like clockwork)?

Recently, after using my desktop machine for a day or so, the oddest thing will start happening: Every second, the desktop will briefly freeze, then continue, like a heartbeat. The interval is one ...
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Excessively high memory usage reported (3 GB) after reboot

Brief problem description: A 64-bit Gentoo on Intel Core-2 Q6600 reports about 3GB used out of 8GB total memory after reboot. This memory is neither claimed by any process, nor is it used by ...
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Backspace and CTRL commands print question marks

I've run into a peculiar issue on a fresh gentoo install. Within the console, the backspace key prints an adorable little question mark inscribed within a square instead of its intended function. ...
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Gentoo how to auto-start programs at login?

How to start auto-start startx / tmux and other programs after login? I for ex: I want to auto-start tmux in root account and xorg with xfce in normal user.
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Gentoo: grub2 with efi [Solved]

I have a strange problem about loading with grub2 and efi on gentoo. Maybe I've missed something, but I'm trying to do this: # mkdir /media/gentoo # mount /dev/sda8 /media/gentoo/ # mount -t proc ...
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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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Change lightdm background

Seen similar question many times on AskUbuntu, but most answers was bout unity-helpers or gconf ...canonical... etc, so this actually doesn't seem to work. The problem is that I decided to move to ...
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How do I allow privileged commands to fail but respond?

I am reading up on several commands, some of which are privileged and some that may or may not be installed. My system (gentoo) will respond with command not found sometimes when the program in the ...
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How to generate grub.cfg for different disk?

I have 2 disks: 1-st disk contains base operating system (/dev/sda with many partitions and OSes) 2-nd disc should be setup (/dev/sdb1=/boot,/dev/sdb2=/) I have grub2 package installed in the base ...
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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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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 ...