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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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Which Gentoo should I download?

I am looking for the most compatibility in a Gentoo download. When I go to the download page, I am greeted by this: install-x86-minimal-20120306.iso 07-Mar-2012 08:50 135M ...
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ifconfig not displaying NIC's and also no wired Ethernet connection

After rebooting, my network interface card (renamed from eth0 to enp0s25) is not displayed with the command ifconfig, only in ifconfig -a. Also ping -c 4 google.com only yields unknown host. In my /...
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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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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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gcc: fail sanity check error, I suppose due to cxx USE flag missed

Recently I've done emerge -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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Gentoo: Audacity using ALSA without Pulseaudio does not record audio

I am running Gentoo Hardened 4.4.8 on an AMD FX 8350 using an AMD Azalia audio chip. I have installed ALSA but not Pulseaudio, and I can hear the audio input from my microphone just fine if I unmute ...
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Dark kde plasma 5 session on Gentoo

hI upgraded to KDE plasma 5.5.5 following the KDE 4.11 Gentoo wiki page: sddm works fine, I can start a working openbox session with it. (Yes sddm is in the video group) However, when I start plasma,...
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Predictable partition name for squashfs partition in initramfs

TL;DR: How can I boot a squashfs partition from initramfs with a predictable partition name? /dev/sda2 won't work because the device names get reordered randomly and sometimes it will boot from the ...
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Gentoo on Samsung 850 evo [on hold]

I want to use my Samsung 850 evo for Gentoo linux. I have read some posts about problems of evo 850 on linux, but they were about 2 years ago. Are there any problems with this SSD on linux, now? I ...
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Manual emerge package zlib

How can I install/emerge a package manual in gentoo? I cannot download this package (ZLIB), because it gets blocked by our IT-Firewall (invalid decompression table). They scan each http/ftp request ...
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Why does plymouth fail consistently after booting into second OS?

I have dual-boot UEFI (non-secure) Gentoo and Fedora. After I build my kernel for Gentoo, plymouth bootsplash works perfectly every time. If I boot into boot option 2, Fedora, even once - plymouth ...
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Is this Worth Converting to LVM and Separate /home mount?

I'm wondering a few things: Background I've got a machine with 2 HDDs (Each 500GB SATA). /dev/sda contains nothing but an infrequently used Windows10 for gaming. /dev/sdb contains my current ...
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Can GPM be used in a teminal emulator?

I noticed it when installing gentoo https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GPM But I can't figure out of it's possible to get it to work outside of a tty. I'm using GNOME-Terminal if that matters.
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How do I compile my Gentoo kernel for AMD IOMMU?

I have an AMD A4-5300 CPU with a motherboard that supports IOMMU and I am trying to enable IOMMU on my Gentoo Hardened 4.3.3-r4 kernel with the intention of using a graphics card on a KVM VM. ...
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Gentoo and OpenSC problems with Broadcom 5880

I'm trying to install OpenSC on Gentoo Linux. I install lcsc-lite and it works (it finds reader and card), but opensc says No smart card reader found I also tried with openct but it gives me the ...
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Packages to rebuild after upgrading gcc on gentoo systems

Which packages should be rebuilt after upgrading gcc on a gentoo system? Is it sufficient to run # emerge -a --oneshot `equery depends gcc |awk '{print " ="$1}'` as suggested similar for perl in ...
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How do I enable memory zone reclaim mode on the Linux kernel?

I am running Gentoo Linux Hardened using kernel 4.3.3-hardened-r4 on an AMD A4-5300 APU. To troubleshoot a memory problem I have with my system I need to enable sysctl vm.zone_reclaim_mode=1, but ...
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wifi chipset not detected on rPi 3 with gentoo

i've install gentoo on a raspberry Pi 3. The version of the kernel sources is 4.1.20-v7+. All works fine except for the wifi. When i load the module brcmfmac, it is loaded without complaint but the ...
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Which package in Gentoo provides xmlcatalog command?

I got xmlcatalog not found error. I think I removed some system packages by mistake. Which package provides this tool? Is there a place online that I can check?
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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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Does Portage rebuild full packages when updating?

When I update a Gentoo system, does Portage fetch new sources, extract them and recompile everything from scratch, or does it extract it to existing sources and compile only changed files?
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Colored man pages not working on gentoo

I have a problem using these methods to get colors in my man pages in gentoo. I've asked already in the gentoo forums but it still doesn't work, and the comments in a bug report (Bug 184604) don't ...
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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 do I add programs to a sabyon live USB?

How do I install software on a sabayon live USB and have that software persist after rebooting?
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Why is /lib/modules so huge under my gentoo, compared to Ubuntu

I have a Gentoo installation. For compiling the kernel I used the configuration from Ubuntu 14.04 kernel. I find it hard to understand why the sizes of the modules libraries are so different: In ...
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How do I make the CLI run on dedicated graphics?

I just finished my Gentoo minimal install and the first thing I wonder is why I get no picture. I did have signal on the live CD, so that was pretty odd. I plugged the monitor into the Intel HD ...
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Why can't I change my desktop background to a JPG in LXDE?

I would like to set my desktop background to a JPG wallpaper, but I cannot seem to. I have tried to by right-clicking the desktop and selecting "Desktop Preferences", but even when I select a JPG ...
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Change keyboard layout by shortcut (text mode only)

I've got brand new gentoo on my box. No X installed. I want to know correct way to setup changing keyboard layout while in text mode. (Basically I need a simple way of cycling between three keyboard ...
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How to determine whether a service was terminated (not running but it should)?

I've got some services in /service/... in a gentoo-based system and I'd like to monitor these services. I can check whether they are running or down using svc-status but how can I determine whether ...
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NAO robot running Gentoo based OS cannot connect to Wi-Fi automatically

I am using NAO robot for my Masters Thesis. It is running OpenNAO OS Version 2.1.4.13. This OS is Gentoo based. The problem I am facing is that it doesn't automatically connect to one specific Wi-Fi ...
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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. Also,...
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mosh-server needs a UTF-8 native locale to run

I am trying to connect from my Gentoo to RHEL server. Both have mosh installed, however I get this error: petanb@localhost ~/Documents $ mosh root@server mosh-server needs a UTF-8 native locale to ...
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apparmor - cannot load library

I'm trying to get apparmor set up on my system and am having troubles getting past the permission denied error: ping: error while loading shared libraries: libcap.so.2: cannot stat shared object: ...
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How to set secure permissions for multiple users and multiple websites?

On a Gentoo 3.2.12 server with apache2+php, there are several websites running: /www /website1 /website2 ...etc The apache user should have read-only access to all the websites. There ...
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How to prevent /sda /sdb changes between boots?

I am going to install Gentoo Linux onto an old hardware, which motherboard is having both IDE and SATA hard drives. I have two IDE and one SATA hard drives connected, and plan to do RAID on them. ...
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How to determine if it is a fault of the Network Card?

Basically, I have a PC having problems. Let's call it POO. POO is a pc running Gentoo Linux, with KDE. It is quite freshly setup on an old hardware. So far I do not notice it has other problems, ...
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How to install multiple versions of the same package in Gentoo?

I would like to install two (or more) versions of the same packages on my Gentoo system. I know for sure there won't be any file clash, since there very few files installed and each of them is named ...
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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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emerge scheduled 2 versions of the same package to build - causing conflicts

I'm trying to update all my packages, so I ran: emerge -aUDU --with-bdeps=y --verbose-conflicts @world and I found a few package conflicts. Interestingly enough though, is that it has scheduled two ...
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Gentoo won't update Chromium due to conflict with libxml, icu USE flag is globally set on make.conf, qt-webkit is not part of the conflict

I am running Gentoo Hardened using kernel version 4.1.7-hardened-r1. When I first set up my system I was able to emerge Chromium without a hitch. However, I recently issued emerge --sync followed by a ...
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Gentoo Hardened eats 3 GB of memory after running for ~12 hours with very few processes running

I'm running Gentoo Hardened AMD64 using kernel 4.3.3-hardened-r4. With my system only running some basic daemons like wpa_supplicant, cron or DHCP, and with an X session with only Windowmaker, GKrellM ...
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How to build AVR cross-compler under Gentoo Linux?

I need to install AVR cross-compiler on my PC. Some time ago I have used crossdev -S avr to build one, but it doesn't work anymore. I get following: Calculating dependencies * Missing digest for '/...
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How can I cryptographically verify a sabayon.iso? Are there any certificates?

I've downloaded and installed sabayon, but all I can find to verify that iso image is an md5sum that can only be downloaded from the same insecure mirrors. md5 checksums are not cryptographically ...
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How do I get Portage to always select to install and upgrade to the latest available version of selected software?

I would like to get Portage to always install the latest available version of selected software (i.e., software specified when running emerge, along with all relevant dependencies that also need to be ...
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SystemD Conversion - In Progress

I've successfully converted my 4 year old installation of KDE4/SysV/Grub Legacy to KDE5 - Plasma/SystemD/Grub2. I have some questions for anyone who has done something similarly: Information $ ...
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The linux console resolution seting didn't run

I use Gentoo/Linux. Because of some reasons, I want to set the resolution of the console. So I rewrite grub file. GRUB_GFXMODE=1366x768 GRUB_GFXPAFLOAD_LINUX=1366x768 But it isn't run.When I load ...
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Load firmware on ro live cd

Basically I have the situation when box is booting from usb (gentoo-minimal.iso) but installation is lacking the firmware for killer 1525 (ath10k). The filesystem is mounted as ro and I can't put ...
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Gentoo Linux: Enabling a mbeq equalizer for ALSA breaks application audio but works when tested with speaker-test

I am running Gentoo Linux using kernel Linux-4.3.3-hardened-r4 and my sound system is only ALSA, i.e. no OSS or Pulseaudio. I am trying to enable a system-wide equalizer, but since alsaequal never ...
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Do I need boot partition on UEFI & Luks?

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LUKS partition (simple layout - single root partition, without underlying LVM). Right now it works, but I doubt if I done it properly. I've got such a partitions: ...