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Gentoo is a source-based Linux distribution designed to be automatically optimized and customized according to the user's need.

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Can I set up dual boot linux without leaving my main partition?

This might be asked already somewhere but I couldn't seem to figure out how to search exactly what I mean. I want to set up my macbook pro to dual-boot gentoo. Is it possible to set up the gentoo ...
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Pulseeffects cannot conect to system bus?

When I try to start pulseeffects, I get the following output to the command line: (pulseeffects:2137): pulseeffects-WARNING **: 12:50:57.782: sie: rtkit: Failed to connect to system bus: Could not ...
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Is it possible to maintain user-space package-specific patches with Portage?

For example (not necessarily factual), Gentoo has an ebuild git, which has the default branch name main hardcoded in the source code. Alice, as a user of Gentoo, would like to change it to master ...
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What is the most lightweight way to render graphics Gentoo?

Basically, I am exploring Gentoo, and I would like to be able to perform some kind of graphics rendering (open a jpg, or draw basic shapes, or even set the colors of individual pixels if I have to). I ...
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EFI setup for multi-disk system

I want to dual boot my computer. It has an EFI, not a traditional BIOS. It has two drives. I want to install Gentoo Linux on the first NVMe SSD (according to the EFI firmware). I currently have ...
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Gentoo kvm guest integrations (vmchannel)

I'm trying to get a working VMchannel to my gentoo kvm guest. I enabled the recommended kernel options for gentoo guests. As the channel appears to be a character device, I also enabled Virtio console ...
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Firefox and Xorg without Window Manager

I have been trying to get firefox to work with only X server. For the most part, things have run smoothly, until right now, at the end, I face two seemingly insurmountable obstacles: The dropdown ...
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chroot gentoo in usb

So I really tried to extract it but it gives me this error: Command (extracted on usb): tar xpvf stage3-amd64-nomultilib-20201021T14503Z --xattrs-include='*.*' --numeric-owner Output: tar: ./sys/: ...
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Disable a hotkey in agetty

I use a window manager which heavily relies on the super (windows) key. Now, I've got gentoo (agetty, not X session) running in a VM. Whenever I use the super hotkey on the window manager, agetty (VM) ...
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how to install gentoo from usb to computer

Ive been recently planning starting for LFS (linux from scratch) and im now stuck installing gentoo
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Running an s6 service on start-up in Artix Linux

I have installed docker on my machine, but I cannot figure out how to make the service run on startup. local/docker-s6 20200907-1 (s6-galaxy) s6 service scripts for docker On Arch Linux with ...
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Network interfaces not showing up on fresh Gentoo install

After a fresh Gentoo install, my ifconfig is showing just my loopback. ifconfig -a returns all my interfaces. My lspci -knn shows my wireless card as loaded with ath9k, both the driver and module. ...
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GRUB doesn't show all OS's

I am on Arch currently and have Gentoo in a separate partition. grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg (on Arch) returns: Generating grub configuration file ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-linux-...
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How to force a package to use a Python version in Gentoo?

I would like to use only one Python3 version for all my packages in a Gentoo system. So I looked for the installed versions and found out that three versions are installed: 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8. I would ...
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How to disable boot messages on startup?

I am running Gentoo currently. I don't want to see the boot messages it shows me. My /etc/default/grub has these lines: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet splash" and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="...
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Touchpad not working after kernel upgrade

I am on Gentoo currently. I decided today to give the 5.8rc-7 kernel a go. I configured and compiled it. After reboot, however, my touchpad was not working. So I configured and compiled again, this ...
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There are no ebuilds to satisfy

So, I want to install the vimb browser from a Gentoo overlay called 'booboo'. I added the overlay with layman and ran emerge vimb. This is what I get: emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy ">...
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How to change the position of Polybar?

So I have Polybar configured in i3 (I am using Gentoo), and I want to change its position from top to left. I have checked its GitHub page and tried looking at other places too, but couldn't find a ...
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Can't change font at all using .Xresources

So I want to change the URxvt font which currently seems to be the X.Org Misc Fixed. I have tried adding the following to .Xresources: URxvt.font: xft:Fira Code:style=Retina:size=13, URxvt.font: xft:...
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Configure Linux Kernel for `snapd`

I am trying to install snapd on gentoo and get the following error: $ sudo emerge snapd Password: * IMPORTANT: 10 news items need reading for repository 'gentoo'. * Use eselect news read to view ...
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Yubikey Full Disk Encryption on Gentoo

New to Linux, recently got a Gentoo install up and running as a learning experience, but ended up really liking the OS. I'm looking to use a Yubikey Nano to decrypt the disk on boot (1FA). Sakaki's ...
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How do I switch GPUs with libglvnd?

I bought a laptop that has integrated Intel graphics and a discrete nVidia GPU in the "Optimus"-type setup. The integrated graphics are typically fine, but the laptop's HDMI and DisplayPort ...
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Create a background daemon to listen for incoming SSH requests

I'm just trying to see if this is possible before I start working on it. Here's the scenario, I want the server to be constantly listening for SSH requests (which I'm sure it already does, I just don'...
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Temporarily disable all kernel logging?

I know it's generally a bad idea to disable all kernel logging and in any other situation I would not be attempting to do this, but for my current applications having a period of time where the kernel ...
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When I execute “alsamixer” as non-root user, nothing happens

I login as non-root user. When I execute "alsamixer", nothing happens. However if I execute it as root, for example, sudo alsamixer then alsamixer menu shows up. Same thing happens if I ...
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Is it possible to use systemd on Gentoo with hardened/selinux profile?

Or I need to create custom profile which will combine settings from hardened/selinux and systemd profiles? Because I even can't unmask sys-apps/systemd or set USE-flag systemd on some package.
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Command not found: eselect

I am using Gentoo (for the first time, actually). I am trying to set up package management. I discovered that I have to set up portage (emerge). While doing so, I had to run emerge --sync. That gave ...
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Fluxbox and Zoom, How to get window decorations?

I use fluxbox as my window manager. All of my other applications, besides the Zoom video conference application has window decorations, and they can be toggled on/off with the appropriate fluxbox key ...
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Skype for linux won't launch

I am trying to launch the newest skype versions (~)8.57.0.116-r1 (~)8.58.0.93 on my Gentoo and it won't launch, the only error being this line in dmesg traps: skypeforlinux[17278] trap int3 ip:...
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How to improve startup time of OpenRC system?

My Gentoo system with OpenRC init takes a long time to start, about 24 seconds (measured from GRUB to GDM). I was wondering if there are any recommended ways how to improve this time. But there isn't ...
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Can I compile Linux kernel with -Ofast?

I want to know if compiling the Linux kernel with -Ofast is: Worth it. Supported (what level of optimization do the kernel writers take into account?) Secure. The question arised because ...
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Switching between nvidia and nouveau drivers using gentoo-orientated guide on Debian 10

I'm using Debian 10 XFCE with nvidia driver installed from buster-backports/non-free repository. I want to switch between open source nouveau and proprietary nvidia drivers on boot. I've found a page ...
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iptables: MultiWAN and portforwarding & port redirection

I'm running Gentoo Linux, so using plain iptbales to manage my firewall and networking. I usually use wan0 for all my traffic, but since I have already a web-server behind that i would like wan1 (bind ...
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Prevent nvidia card from turning on at boot on optimus laptop

I set up my inspiron 5520 with bumblebee. It works fine but the card gets turned on at boot. If if I run a program with optirun, the kernel modules unload and the card shuts down. I want to avoid it ...
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Serial USB Not Showing UP (Udev Troubleshooting)

I am trying to write a udev rule for my USBtiny based AVR programmer. On other non-Gentoo systems usb device will show up at /dev/ttyUSB0. I expect it to show up on my system as something similar, ...
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Emerge (Gentoo) reports package as being installed and not installed

I am trying to upgrade a Gentoo installation from end 2018 to the current version (March 2020). I am following the instructions given here. I have a host installation which contains an up-to-date (...
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Make Modules_Install Fails

I am trying to install kernel modules, but when I run make modules_install, the following appears: INSTALL virt/lib/irqbypass.ko DEPMOD 4.19.97-gentoo depmod: ERROR: openat(1023, 4.19.97-...
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How much disk space will Gentoo Prefix take up?

I'm considering using Gentoo Prefix, as a non-root user on some system. However, it's not clear to me how much space it might take - which could be a prohibitive factor for me. So, how much is it? ...
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How do I install Gentoo Linux alongside existing Ubuntu (dual boot)?

I have Ubuntu as the only operating system installed on my laptop and want to make dual boot with Gentoo. How do I do that?
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Libvirtd Fails to Start

I am using wifi, but libvirtd is trying to use eth0: gentoo /var/log # service libvirtd start * Caching service dependencies ... [ ok ] * Bringing up interface eth0 * config_eth0 not specified; ...
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Where to find old portage snapshots for Gentoo upgrade?

I would like to upgrade an old installation (2018) of Gentoo. I tried installing the current portage snapshot but I got (way too) many package conflicts that I could not resolve. So I thought that a ...
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What are all the possible optimizations I could apply to a new build of Gentoo? [closed]

With the assumption that I'm using hardware with a very modern CPU (9900K), what are all the possible optimizations I could apply to a new build of Gentoo in order to gain the best possible ...
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Problem launching application from menu in KDE Gentoo linux

I followed this guide to install Gentoo +systemd+KDE. After booting in gentoo I noticed an unusual behaviour. once booted I can launch applications, only if there are no WiFi connection being used. ...
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“echo: write error: invalid argument” writing to sysfs

From the instructions for setting up bcache: echo cset.uuid > /sys/block/bcache0/bcache/attach What happens: root@gentooserver ~ # echo 45511b33-6bb8-42d5-a255-3de1749f8dda > /sys/block/...
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Hetzner installimage and Gentoo, Are they frendly enough? Alternative installation?

So I'm trying to understand is there any way to install Gentoo via rescue system with hetzner installimage? Atm I'm getting something like this: Debug comes here: [19:49:15] # starting installimage ...
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how do I emerge gcc 9 on gentoo without creating too many processes?

I am stuck on building gcc 9 with lto USE flag, because it is creating over 30 lto processes when I try to do so. At this point, I have to reboot my PC. I think it may have to do with the new lto ...
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Removing a single dependency via USE flag in Gentoo

I have a system whose sound is currently pulseaudio-{dis,en}abled, and I'm trying to remove pulseaudio. I first ran a emerge --update --newuse --deep @world and that worked fine. Then I added "-...
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Manually installing most recent compilers locally on gentoo

I like to play with recent versions of compilers and tools, for example I like to compile the weekly gcc snapshot and test new c++ features or test the most recent CMake. I compile these and don't ...
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What does the parenthesis around a use flag means?

I want to build my curl with the quiche support. I have enabled the use flag in the package.use file, but it does not take effect. I noticed there are a pair of parenthesis around the use flag. What ...
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I need a virtual audio device which I can loop back to my real audio output on linux

What I used to have on windows was I had a virtual audio device with the virtual audio cable program. I set the audio output of OBS studio and the audio output of whatever game I play to that virtual ...

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