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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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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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USB ports not working on Gentoo 4.19.27

I'm running a freshly compiled Gentoo 4.19.27-r1. lspci | grep USB returns: 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21) lsusb returns nothing dmesg | ...
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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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Pulseaudio profile gone/wrong after update

I am having a weird problem right now. After an unattended system update on my desktop PC, Pulseaudio suddenly decided that it's not okay to have BOTH a working speaker AND a working microphone. Both ...
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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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Lenovo ThinkPad mute LED stopped working

I have a ThinkPad X280 running Gentoo. I do some periodic updates, but I don’t reboot very often, and since my last reboot I don’t have the mute LED following the sound state anymore. It can still ...
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Which package contains libc manpages?

Which package does contain manpages for standard C functions? I have installed glibc and gcc but there are only POSIX manpages. I mean manpages like strlen.
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Variants of startup scripts

i have read of multiple options to have a script executed on startup on my gentoo linux: systemd-service init.d local.d cron are there any other options beside these?
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execute script on startup without rc-update

I want to execute a script that sets iptable rules on each startup. I read about the option to write a *.start script to /etc/local.d here, but I cannot execute rc-update add local default to add ...
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systemd service iptables-restore enabled but does not start after boot

I have a Gentoo system (Base System release 2.2) and want to load iptables rules on startup automatically. Therefore I try to get a systemd service iptables-restore to run on startup. the file /usr/...
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How to do custom build of git with portage

I would like to add a 'profile' local flag for my git install that uses the profile build options referenced here: https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/INSTALL According to the INSTALL file, I ...
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Gentoo: how to set hostname for local network?

I'm used to debian/raspbian, setting the hostname for a computer is easy as: /etc/hostname: my-computer and /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback ff02::1 ...
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missing documentation icinga2 installation on gentoo

I need install mariadb, apache2, php, icinga2 and icingaweb2 on gentoo. According to the documentation, I managed to install mariadb, apache2, (probably) php and icinga2 At the moment (according to ...
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Control_L + Shift_L + t not working

I'm running gentoo & xfec4 (4.12-r1). Control_L + Shift_L + t does not work Control_R + Shift_R + t works Control_L + Shift_R + t works Control_R + Shift_L + t works Looking at xev lctl and ...
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Alsa USB Headphone no audio in browsers

I have USB Headphones as default audio output. When I try to play music from my computer or I run commands such speaker-test -t wav it works ok but when I open youtube on a browser (Chrome, Firefox) ...
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What is the purpose of bind mounting (rbind specifically) /sys?

I was going through the Gentoo Handbook in preparation for installing Gentoo on my system. In the Chrooting section, these commands are given: mount --rbind /sys /mnt/gentoo/sys mount --make-rslave ...
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Fresh Gentoo Installation - Kernel Panic

I recently installed Gentoo on my Toshiba Tecra A50-A-151. Unfortunately, I am getting a kernel panic when it boots. I followed the Gentoo wiki handbook (https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/...
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How to add ssh daemon to emergency mode with systemd

I have a headless server that I cannot access. How do I make ssh start in emergency mode so I can get into it if something goes wrong?
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How to set CPU_FLAGS_X86 during Gentoo Stage 3 Install From Minimal without cpuid2cpuflags

I'm attempting my first Gentoo install, I'm relatively well versed in Linux but haven't done a ground up install before like this. I'm installing from Minimal and trying to set my CPU_FLAGS_X86 and ...
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eth0 interface is missing

I have a new Gentoo server installed on virtual, with virtual lan interface. When booting from live CD, network (eth0) is available. When booting into the newly-created system, the network is missing ...
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When change video mode, I get black screen (in text mode)

When I boot from minimal-gentoo-install flash I choose the closest mode(800x600x32) to my screen(1024x600x32), and everything's fine. But when I boot my kernel from grub and set gfxpayload=...
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Booting on a x64 machine with BIOS?

I have a packard bell ze7 it's a x64 machine and it only has BIOS. Before I got it, I thought that's a non-existent combination... I'm building Gentoo by hand, my own initramfs, all that good stuff. ...
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download packages for offline gentoo update

I have a machine with gentoo that does not have internet access but I want to install a few packages on it. I do not have another machine with gentoo, how does one download packages for it? google ...
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How to force emerge to install a newer version of a package?

I'm using Gentoo and needing to install a newer version of gcc, available in the official Gentoo package repo. I want to do the equivalent of apt-get install gcc=8.0.3-r1 but cannot figure out how. ...
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Unable to boot on gentoo: GRUB2 - xfs - NVME SSD

I am currently configuring gentoo on a new machine using an NVME 500Gb SSD. I reboot my computer, select the disk I want to boot off of, grub2 initializes, and then, the error I get is the following: ...
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Gentoo Linux: what is the difference between the minimal installation CD and “Stage 3”?

I am going to install Gentoo Linux, and I see three options on their website: Minimal Installation CD, 2019-05-26, 286 MiB Hybrid ISO (LiveDVD), 2016-07-04, 2 GiB Stage 3, 2019-05-26, 260 MiB From ...
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How to check if If i2c-hid and hid-rmi are not used for touchpad?

I'm seeing the following warning in dmesg: [ 2.631179] psmouse serio2: synaptics: Your touchpad (PNP: SYN1218 PNP0f13) says it can support a different bus. If i2c-hid and hid-rmi are not used, you ...
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System doesn't recognise model of my SSD disk

I have Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 500GB mounted on the motherboard and it works fine, but when I open for example gnome-disks or parted to get more info about disk, system doesn't recognise ...
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X server doesn't continue after wakeup from suspension

I have fresh Gentoo with linux-4.19.44-gentoo kernel and working 430.14 nvidia driver (GTX 1060). Everything configured according to this guide. When I suspend system and then wake it up, the ...
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Not able to follow gentoo user manual for installing onto the hard drive

I booted from Gentoo live DVD and tried to follow the user manual which appeared on the desktop. It says to use parted or fdisk to partition the drive. But when I enter either of the commands, the ...
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wpa_supplicant does not run at boot

I am using wpa_supplicant + dhcpcd on Gentoo, here is my setup: I installed dhcpcd and added it to openrc: root #emerge --ask net-misc/dhcpcd root #rc-update add dhcpcd default root #/etc/init.d/...
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Systemd hangs when attempting shutdown

Distro: Gentoo systemd: 242 For a while, on both of the systems I have here, I've been unable to do a proper shutdown (halt, poweroff, reboot). It gets most of the way through shutting down services ...
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Finding the manufacturer of the eMMC Host Controller for HP Stream 11 Pro G3 Notebook PC/82A9

I am trying to install Linux on an HP Stream 11 Pro G3 Notebook PC/82A9 and need the name of the manufacturer of the eMMC Host Controller so that I can figure out which drivers to enable in the Linux ...
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Networkmanager: apply property to ALL wireless connections for a particular interface

I'm trying to bond the ethernet and wifi on my laptop. A bond can be setup with nmcli con add type wifi ifname wlps3s0 master bond0 ssid $YOURSSID (see Bonding wired and wireless while using ...
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Gentoo Portage / ebuild: Overwrite file permissions

I am currently writing an ebuild for a third-party application which is not in the Gentoo portage tree. I am using fowners and fperms in the src_install() section after make install to set correct ...
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Can I install binary only drivers in Gentoo Linux?

I am considering Gentoo Linux as a possible candidate for my system. The only doubt I have at this point is about binary tools. Being Gentoo a source based distribution to be built from scratch, can ...
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Can't install dev-util/meson-0.49.2::gentoo, with emerge, can't install any other package from the list

I am installing gentoo and now I am installing the packages with: (chroot)ubuntu /boot # emerge --ask --newuse --deep --verbose sys-boot/grub:2 os- prober and dev-util/meson-0.49.2::gentoo ...
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Predictable UIDs of users created in the process of portage package installation

Adding users is specified in portage ebuild files using the enewuser function. Some ebuilds call this function with a specific UID (second argument), others either don't provide the argument or ...
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Record sound from USB Tablet microphone with ALSA on Gentoo

I fail at recording sound with a tablets microphone that is connected via USB to my Gentoo Linux. I checked my settings and see tha USB Microphone is detected. arecord --list-devices **** List of ...
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How can I fix this segfault when starting xorg using the amdgpu driver?

Here is the error I get when executing startx: [ 73398.822] (EE) [ 73398.822] (EE) Backtrace: [ 73398.823] (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x4a) [0x58f2ea] [ 73398.823] (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (...
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Installing software as root without creating any users

Just installed Gentoo and now I want to install Xorg. Xorg creates an .xinitrc in the user folder where you can run a desktop environment or a window manager from. What happens when no users are ...
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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 ...