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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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How do I apply multiple profiles at once on Gentoo?

I am installing KDE on a Gentoo Linux Hardened system. The official Gentoo wiki says the recommended way is to apply the KDE desktop profile, issue emerge -NDu --with-bdeps=y @world, and then install ...
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RAPL PMU detected, API unit is 2^-32, 4 fixed counters 655360 ms ovfl timer

I compiled my own kernel (version 4.1.5) using the commands: #emerge --ask sys-kernel/genkernel #genkernel all And then I installed grub2 using these commands: #emerge --ask sys-boot/grub ...
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grub2-install: error: cannot open /boot/grub/i386-pc/usbserial_common.mod: No space left on device

I am at the final step in a Gentoo installation, and I have some problems installing grub2. I did an emerge --ask sys-boot/grub and everything went ok. After this I ran (chroot) livecd # grub2-install ...
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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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Sabayon 16 - MySQL Server unable to start

After installing Sabayon 16, I needed to install MySQL Server. I have followed two tutorials, but both of them fails to me. The first tutorial says to install dev-db/mysql and then execute sudo ...
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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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On Gentoo, ZFS stops working after 0.6.5 update

I just updated my Gentoo system, updating my world, including ZFS. Everything but the kernel. I figured I'd do a reboot first, then build a new kernel. Currently, it's running on kernel ...
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Ruby with Tk in Gentoo

How to emerge Ruby with tk/tcl support in Gentoo Linux. I've tried USE="tk" emerge ruby, but it didn't work. Furthermore there is no tk use flag according ...
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Gentoo Linux GPG encrypts properly a file passed through parameter but throws “Inappropriate ioctl for device” when reading from standard input

I am running Gentoo Hardened with kernel 4.1.7-hardened-r1 and I am trying to encrypt a file using GPG from a shell session opened from SSH and with the DISPLAY variable disabled in order to use ...
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IP routing not working

I configured network bridge for my VM. VM can ping host but can't ping anything from internet. My configuration: # ip route default via 192.168.1.100 dev wlp3s0 192.168.1.0/24 dev wlp3s0 proto ...
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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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Gentooo system mounts readonly, won't boot, services segfault

After upgrading to OpenRC 0.20 the system fails to boot properly: mounted into runlelevel unknown (kernel 3.17.1) The / partition is mounted read-only /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (ro, realtime, ...
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Gentoo: Fallback http based repository for firewalled networks

I am on a network where only port 80 and 443 is allowed. However emerge uses rsync and ftp for installation of packages. Is there any way to change this to http based repositories only so that it ...
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Define a compose key via X config files?

How do I define a compose key for X, preferably via some persistent configuration file? I tried: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d cat 90compose.conf Section "InputDevice" ...
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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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Find files that were not installed by the package manager

I'd like to get a list of all files in my Gentoo Linux system that were not installed by the package manager (Portage). This is because I want to keep my system as clean as possible, removing all ...
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Kernel panic after Gentoo install — cannot open root device

I have a Debian system on /dev/sda1 (/) and /dev/sda2 (extended, /dev/sda5 is /home, /dev/sda6 is swap). I want to install Gentoo in parallel, so I shrinked sda2 and created /dev/sda3, in which I ...
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How to install ibus-cangjie (on Gentoo KDE)?

Simply, I want to type CangJie (倉頡) on my Gentoo KDE. CangJie is a very common input method to type Chinese. (Majorly in Hong Kong may be.) When I wanted to install CangJie input method, I found ...
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libc segfaults while compiling dev-lang/yasm

I am trying to compile dev-lang/yasm inside a funtoo chroot and consistently get segfaults. Any ideas what I should try: [Fri Jan 1 14:54:33 2016] re2c[14786]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f5ad4d4dd5b sp ...
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mv: No such file or directory error even though directory most certainly exists

I am attempting to do the very simple task of moving file.gz from /home/username/Downloads/file.gz into /mnt/gentoo/proc/ When I issue mv /home/username/Downloads/file.gz /mnt/gentoo/proc/ it returns ...
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Examine application crash

Today I wanted to try out Visual Studio Code on my Gentoo machine. So I downloaded the x64 distribution zip file and started the application when suddenly X11 crashed and restarted. Unfortunately I ...
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Copy the Linux kernel config file to another distribution

I am installing new Linux distro (gentoo) and I want to copy the linux kernel config I have here in the linux mint live USB to the Gentoo system. The way Mint has the kernel config file is ...
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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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Getting webcam to work in ekiga in Gentoo

My webcam is working properly using other programs - Camorama , Guvcview and web browsers(firefox and chrome); ekiga recognizes my webcam too and it even turns on its indicator light but there is ...
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/dev/kvm is missing from system supporting kvm-virtualization

I'm trying to enable kvm-virtualization for Android virtual devices. In order to do so, I followed this guide and did the following: Checked, if kvm-virtualization is available: user $ grep --color ...
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Fatal mistake: Uninstalled sys-devel/binutils - emerge don't work anymore

I cleaned up my system 3 weeks ago and made a fatal mistake. Well, I don't really know why, but I uninstalled sys-devel/binutils. After I recognized the mistake I tried re-emerge, but it doesn't ...
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Buffer I/O error on device - SSD in SATA3 external case connected over USB3

I am experiencing a weird issue with my HDD. I have an ultrabook to which, I am connecting an external HDD case, based on ASMedia's AS2115 chip. Gentoo is installed on that HDD, this is how I boot... ...
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Unable to emerge SystemD on Hardened/SELinux

I'm on the hardened/linux/amd64/selinux profile on a recent Stage 3 of Gentoo amd64. I'm trying to install SystemD, and I see the following: > emerge -aq sys-apps/ The following mask changes are ...
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Does Gentoo Hardened use -fstack-protector-strong?

I'm trying to build a fairly hardened Gentoo install and I'd like to at least make sure that everything is built with -fstack-protector-strong if not -fstack-protector-all. I'm on the ...
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got a .tar.bz2 file for gentoo installation. Expecting .iso file

I downloaded stage3 tarball for amd64 from gentoo download page. The file contains image of root file system. I was expecting an iso file because the handbook doesn't talk about this file. It says I ...
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Create Windows 10 USB stick on Linux

Unfortunately I will need to install this OS on my new PC. Since I only have Linux right now, I'll need to create media to boot from on my PC. I'd prefer it to be USB, since currently I have no access ...
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Gnome/gdm can't press some key

I installed Gnome on Gentoo.Unfortunately,I found that pressing "s" won't work,just making current window lose focus.I tried xev,and found the following output: //When I preSS a: KeyPress event, ...
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Amazon EC2 gentoo CFLAGS

I have a gentoo running at Amazon EC2 m1.large instance. One instance have following CPU: model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz When i launched another m1.large instance in same ...
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How to download pbins with paludis through torrent protocol?

I read the following in Which package managers allow to download binary packages through torrent protocol? : Configure the correct stuff in the repo.conf, and create a dotorrent fetcher" How can ...
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Encrypt partition and allow qemu to use it as the guest drive

I am trying to encrypt a 25gb partition on my SSD with cryptsetup in such a way that will allow QEMU-KVM to use it as the guests drive. I have tried luksformatting the drive: cryptsetup luksFormat ...
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Unable to connect to USB CDC device

I have an 8 channel USB Relay board which I have connected via USB. The manual for the board states that: To use this product with Linux, USB CDC driver needs to be compiled in with the kernel. ...
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qemu with kvm guest OS is slow

I am trying to create a Windows 7 virtual machine on a Gentoo x86_64 host (kernel 3.18.9 hardened) using qemu-system-x86_64 2.3.0 with kvm enabled. I have successfully compiled the kernel and have ...
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Touch screen drivers

I have an Android tablet which is using Atom CPU, so I want to get Linux onto it. I used Gentoo(4.2.4 kernel), everything is fine except for the touch screen. On Android I can see the following ...
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How to boot gentoo with systemd, UEFI, lvm2 rootfs with systemd EFI boot?

I've installed Arch Linux with that setup. And now, I want to have dual boot with gentoo. But, when booting gentoo, the root UUID (on LVM) not detected. My partition scheme is like this: (lsblk -f) ...
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How to force a dependency conflict for benchmarks?

I want to measure the time portage needs for solving dependency conflicts on a gentoo system. For a benchmark I need a reproducible conflict situation. It should have many solvable conflicts. ...
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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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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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Is there a way to “stabilize” past built unstable Gentoo binary packages without rebuilding?

Here's the scenario: build some ~amd64 package versions on your binhost later those same package versions go stable in portage, so no version bumps involved even if packages are listed stable in ...
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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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Use Huawei E8231 as a 3g modem [Solved]

I'm using Gentoo, and I have a problem with the 3g modem Huawei E8231. As far as I understand, to make it work I should switch its mode: $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation ...
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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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Using Gentoo portage to install programs to non-root location

I am using Gentoo GNU/Linux on one of my home desktops and wanted to install all the self-emerged programs to /usr/local using portage (similar to FreeBSD port system), but was wondering: Is it ...
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Remove 1 disk from mdadm RAID 0 array

The server has a 7-disk RAID 0 array, and sdf is starting to die. Is there a way to remove sdf while keeping the array intact? # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 14T ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unnecessary” 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 ...