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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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Running Multiple Versions of PHP Using Apache on Gentoo

I have a Gentoo Linux web server that serves a few PHP-based web applications using Apache. Most of the applications will run on the latest version of PHP (i.e. 7.2); however, one application needs to ...
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How to handle a dual-boot system after recompiling a kernel?

I have a dual-boot system, on /dev/sdb4 I have Gentoo, and on /dev/sdb5 I installed Ubuntu 18.04 afterwards. My boot partition is /dev/sdb2, and I let Ubuntu handle the whole bootloader stuff. And ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing:VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

I have the same Gentoo version installed on 16 machines. Using the same 3 DVDs created in the same way with the same CentOS version and 2 same brand portable DVD-ROMs, I have managed to get the ...
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systemsettings5 stays black on KDE Plasma

when I run KDE Plasma inside a VM (oVirt/qemu) with qxl enabled, systemsettings5 just show two black frames. This seems to be independent of the OS (tested on Gentoo Linux and Ubuntu). Plasma Desktop ...
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Gentoo is missing X bitmapped fonts Helvetica, Times, Georgia

I'm installing Gentoo for the first time and I've noticed that all bitmapped X fonts except Misc are missing. For instance, I type xlsfonts | grep -i helvetica and it is not there, nor is times, ...
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Escape parameters for positional arguments

I have external bash script which is called by system with bash to compile golang sources, and I'm able to configure some varialbes. This script is a golang-build.eclass. The build function in this ...
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Gentoo Linux - “emake” failed: No rule to make target '3'. Stop

I am trying to install Gentoo, where, according to the Handbook, says to update the world set. I get this (truncated for character limit): pqueue.h => ../../include/openssl/pqueue.h make[2]: ...
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Cannot open virtual console 7 (Permission Denied) when trying to start X on Gentoo

When I try to start X with i3 by typing startx /usr/bin/i3 I get the following error message: (EE) xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 7 (Permission denied) Launching startx as root or ...
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Order of kernel upgrade commands for gentoo

I have simple bash script to update the kernel. It includes building the kernel, rebuilding external modules, building initramfs with genkernel and updating grub config, here is the script: #!/bin/...
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Gentoo Barebones X installation for window forwarding

I have a gentoo installation which does not have X installed. This gentoo is a ssh entry point from the internet and allows me to ssh into other machines on the LAN. I want X window forwarding from ...
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tracking segfault upon invocation of perl script (mytop tool and similar)

on my gentoo machine, mytop 1.9.1 quits upon invocation with the following output: # mytop Useless use of private variable in void context at /usr/bin/mytop line 1001. "my" variable $data masks ...
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Elan touchpad: Kernel Config

I'm running Gentoo Linux on an Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 auron_yuna) and I have a minimal kernel configured supporting everything I need except for my Elantech touchpad. I've read a bunch if other ...
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Gentoo “profile” definitions?

I'm using the Pentoo installer and it's asking me to select a profile. I believe the "amd64" profile will compile software from source. The "binary" profile will instead use precompiled binaries ...
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How to control volume with media keys?

My install: Gentoo + Xorg + i3 + PulseAudio. acpi_listen gives correct output, like, VOLUP, VOLDOWN But I can't figure out how to make these keys actually change the volume. My laptop model is HP ...
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objdump : file format not recognized

I'm encountering these errors when trying to compile a new kernel under Gentoo... scripts/kconfig/conf --syncconfig Kconfig DESCEND objtool CC kernel/bounds.s CC arch/x86/kernel/asm-...
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Is it necessary to disable Fast Boot in Windows to dual boot with linux(EFISTUB)?

I already have Windows 8.1 installed and going to install Gentoo on the same drive. Also thinking of using rEFInd. So do I really have to disable Fast Boot? If it isn't necessary, what limitations ...
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Clarification Needed: Using Rsync to Move /usr

Context I recently migrated Windows 10 and Gentoo to 2 separate 250 GB SSD's and left my old traditional SATA HDD Drives in to use for Storage. I put Users on a HDD for Windows during a new ...
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Full disk encryption with few volume groups

My current LVM configuration: I have two physical volumes (pv): 256 GB of SSD and 1 TB of HDD. These volumes are used by different volume groups (vg): SSD vg has logical volumes which are mount where ...
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List all 32 Bit packages on a Gentoo System

How can I get a list of all installed 32 Bit packages on a Gentoo Linux system?
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Can gentoo provide a Xorg/Wayland + Browser , without needing dbus, udev and systemd?

I have for the good part of a day tried to install gentoo distribution, desiring to avoid at all costs the following software dbus systemd udev My assumption was that using the USE flags in /etc/...
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Installing Gentoo on HP DL380 G4 fails at installing Kernel sources

I'm trying to install Gentoo amd64 on an HP DL380 G4. I've managed to get to the Configuring the Linux Kernel section in the Gentoo Installation Handbook. After using this command: emerge --ask sys-...
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Analogue of AUR for gentoo

Is there a portage extension with user installation scripts like the AUR for Archlinux. I’m curious about Gentoo, and so far every distribution I’ve come across, be it Debian or red hat based, has ...
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IP packet with unknown IP version=15 seen

I have a gentoo router with two openvpn instances (v2.4.6, udp and tcp) and every minute I always see this log messages: Sep 12 15:42:50 lowpower2 openvpn[6505]: IP packet with unknown IP version=15 ...
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AMD microcode not updating

I have recently installed Gentoo Linux on my AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. Now I face segmentation faults during heavy compilation loads and also random restarts in an idle state. As a very first step I ...
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How to enable up-arrow command history and command completion in sftp on Gentoo?

When I try to use up-arrow command history via sftp to my CentOS 7 server it just prints ASCII characters to the output instead of recalling recent commands: sftp> ^[[A It's very time consuming ...
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Gentoo how to Install all items within a package

Is it possible to install items in a package category like games-rpg/ using a single portage command? I've tried using things like games-rpg/* but I have not managed to get anything working so far.
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wpa_supplicant says network is disabled

When trying to connect to a network (specifically a WPA2 enterprise network for a university) with wpa_supplicant on Gentoo Linux, the network is shown as disabled when the flag is not set. My ...
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My system will not boot

I have a gentoo system, which uses systemd, a custom kernel, a custom initramfs, and a custom init script. This system was working. Now it does not. Clearly something must have changed, but I have no ...
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Terminals not responding, X working fine. What's the cause?

I had really interesting problem last night, which I only could resolve by rebooting the machine. The turn of events. I was watching some youtube (HTML5, nvidia-blob), and afterwards I turned to ...
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Safely managing system/local/project Python packages?

The context I'm currently running a Gentoo desktop and want to move towards doing proper Python development on my system. I have tried to install some packages, namely docker-compose, through the ...
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Using a nameserver provided by KVM host

My bridge device is set up on the 192.168.1.0/24 network, and my KVM devices are set up on a virtual network (NAT to br0) in the 192.168.100.0/24 network. I have a MAAS server in KVM at 192.168.100.10 ...
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Use uClibc for single package

I'm having some issues using busybox and dns lookups. I found a claim that this a glibc problem. I'm on gentoo. I would like to compile busybox against uClibc, without replacing glibc on the system. ...
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fonts not working on a gentoo fresh install

I have a fresh gentoo install with systemd. But I can´t load any font! Trying to start conky with default configuration: conky:cant´t load font 'Dejavu Sans Mono:size=12' Trying to start urxvt ...
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How can I limit how much a program can utilise my GPU?

I'm currently running a program called BOINC (BOINC website) It is able to use my GTX 1080 ti, however, it never seems to want to abide by its own settings on my system and so it hogs my GPU while I'...
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Having Troubles Installing Ninja on Gentoo

I am trying to install ninja (as a prequisite for YouCompleteMe for vim) and I get error. Here is the summary of my =dev-util/ninja-1.8.2::gentoo Portage 2.3.31 (python 3.5.5-final-0, default/...
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Bluetooth Mouse

Why can't I connect the following mouse: # lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 002: ID 19ff:0239 Dynex ... Device 2, the controller, is working fine, after some googling with the Hex ID(See Answer: Firmware ...
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Run portable LaTeX on Gentoo

I'm trying to get a portable LaTeX installation running on a Gentoo Server. The LaTeX files are already installed. When I try to run ./pdflatex in the path/to/texlive/bin/x86_64-linux/ I get the ...
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How can systemd start without default.target?

The systemd documentation and various online sources are declaring that systemd should start (by default) the "special" target called "default.target". It is possible to change this by systemctl set-...
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gcc-config: could not run/locate 'avr-gcc-ar'

I'm trying to build an arduino sketch, but it fails with error: "/usr/bin/avr-gcc-ar" rcs "/tmp/arduino_build_191139/core/core.a" "/tmp/arduino_build_191139/core/wiring_pulse.S.o" gcc-config: ...
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Offload compilation through SSH?

I have a hacked up Chromebook on which I'm running Gentoo. When I try to compile anything, CPU usage spikes up to 100%, the temperature increases by ~10 degrees C, battery usage spikes (4.X W -> 10 W),...
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emerge /etc/portage/make.profile is not a symlink during Gentoo installation?

I cannot run emerge-webrsync because it says that snapshots are not found. Nor can I execute mirrorselect, since I get command not found. Finally, I tried to run: $ emerge --ask app-portage/...
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booting gentoo using uefi and gpt

I just used the amd64 minimal installation iso (installed on usb drive) to install and configure gentoo linux with the following make.conf: CFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe" CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" ...
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Move root partition but keep boot

System: Gentoo linux with Grub2. I got new ssd drive, so I want to move root partition to this device. At moment I have these partitions: /dev/sda1 2048 6143 4096 2M BIOS boot /...
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NFSv4 mounts showing all entries as directories

Starting around kernel 4.14.10, I noticed a strange issue happening with my NFS mounts where all entries in a directory are being shown as directories if they are mounted with version 4. Here are my ...
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emerge install package with flag which not in ruby_targets

$ emerge --info | grep ruby ..... RUBY_TARGETS="ruby23" ...... And I run emerge with --newuse and --deep, it will ask me to add use flag with ruby22. These packages are not in @system. These ...
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Dependency conflict while upgrading Gentoo

When I tried to upgrade my Gentoo system, I had got following errors: WARNING: One or more updates/rebuilds have been skipped due to a dependency conflict: sys-libs/zlib:0 (sys-libs/zlib-1.2.11-...
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Compile kernel 4.14.8-gentoo-r1 on Gentoo

I want to compile a new kernel 4.14.8-gentoo-r1 on Gentoo Linux. I had created symbolic link using eselect kernel set 2 before I entered to directory /usr/src/linux and I executed genkernel all in ...
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Failed to install dev-python/six-1.10.0

I have chrome OS. Linux localhost 4.4.64-09100-g30321742b4e0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 21 20:08:24 PDT 2017 x86_64 Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N4200 @ 1.10GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux and I have problem for ...
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Grub2 not finding windows partition

I have brand new laptop with windows 10. Using NVME ssd drive. I am trying to do multiboot using UEFI. For some reason, grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg is not finding my windows partition. I ...
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Failed to emerge dev-libs/boost-1.63.0 (incompatible properties)

I am trying to install gentoo (genkernel) and I have boost as dependency. I got this error in log file: What is the problem? b2 --user-config=/var/tmp/portage/dev-libs/boost-1.63.0/work/...