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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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Global vs package specific USE — best practice

I'll be installing Gentoo for the first time and as a preparation I am crawling Gentoo wiki for packages I'll need and what USE flags those packages use. What I am not sure about is at what level I ...
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Wayland or Xorg for KDE Plasma on Gentoo new/clean install?

I'm on a Gentoo clean/new install, and I'm wondering, for KDE Plasma Desktop Environment should I install Xorg or Wayland? My card is an AMD/ATI Radeon RX 550 LEXA PRO. I'm looking for a performance, ...
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How to get a docker image of Gentoo running in windows

My main target is to have a PI3 B+ running a Gentoo system. First I need a Running Gentoo system to create a system for PI3, and I want to have that Gentoo system running in a Docker environment in ...
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Blocked packages problem in gentoo

I want to install xfce on gentoo but after running root #emerge --ask xfce-base/xfce4-meta there is error that the packages are blocked and i tried many things but none of them work. Please help me ...
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emerge reports "nothing to merge" for a crossdev toolchain unless executed inside chroot

Meta My host Gentoo installation is bootstrapped from a stage3 tarball, systemd version. My crossdev toolchain is aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu without systemd, compiled from scratch, not --stable. As for ...
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On vanilla Gentoo, why does Portage "emerge install & remove" not remove a package?

On a freshly installed Gentoo 2.13 system, I ran these commands to install my first package: $ cat /etc/gentoo-release Gentoo Base System release 2.13 $ sudo emaint -a sync $ sudo emerge app-editors/...
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Erratic mouse screen behavior with Wayland on Gentoo

I have an HP laptop that has Gentoo installed on it. Right after a successful OS installation, I put GNOME on it. It uses Wayland on the back (not sure what compositor) and default theme (I presume ...
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Overlayfs not working on kernel 6.1.31 on a Gentoo VPS

I have a VPS with Gentoo on it and the kernel overlay fs is not working. These are the kernel options related to overlay compiled into the kernel cat .config | grep -i overlay ...
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AMDGPU doesn't work with hashcat

AMDGPU doesn't work with hashcat, anyone knows how to fix this problem? $ ~ hashcat -I hashcat (v6.2.6) starting in backend information mode clCreateCommandQueue(): CL_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY OpenCL Info:...
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systemd-boot with spanning-lvm and LUKS

So I've installed my system on the following layout: Created an LV spanning two nvme drives called spanned_vg-spanned_lv. I've formatted that LV with LUKS and mapped it as cryptroot That cryptroot ...
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How do I get rid of password restrictions in passwd

My usual password just doesn't fit into its standards, and frankly this install doesn't need to be fort knox. Is there any way to disable them? edit: this helped me https://www.reddit.com/r/Gentoo/...
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Build statically linked binary on gentoo

I'm looking for a way to build a fully statically linked binary on Gentoo. The build system is Meson. I tries --prefer-static and --default_library=static with no success. A possible obstacle is that ...
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Can't update kernel because of full /boot partition, what is the proper way to remove older images? (Gentoo)

On a Gentoo server, the EFI partition is full and it causes issues when trying to update the kernel. An ls of /boot shows the following: config-6.1.27-gentoo-dist config-6.3.8-gentoo-dist ...
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Any free vncs with relative mouse input?

I have a gentoo tigervnc-server that I use to connect to my pc from work to slack off, the main problem is that I cannot play anything 3D, this is due to tigervnc using a absolute mouse input, It ...
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Does linux/systemd/agetty support doubble ended serial-getty consoles?

My apologies if this is a ultra basic question: Does linux / systemd / agetty support double ended serial-getty consoles? For example I have two remote servers A and B, they are running a recent ...
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Dualbooting Arch and Gentoo

I have Arch linux installed on my PC and I recently bought an SSD so I could install Gentoo on it. I am just unsure how to go about this. Do I need separate boot partitions if the two distros are on ...
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Synaptics touchpad keeps disabling itself

I don't have any comprehensive logs right now because I bypassed the issue with psmouse.proto=bare but I'd really like it back. When I use xinput, it simply shows up as an Elantech Touchpad, ...
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Broken Pip (Gentoo)

I've been trying to figure out how to set up a Matrix server with Synapse. It was working fine, but somehow it broke. Was following a few different guides so I'm not sure exactly how it broke. I'm not ...
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Cannot modify /lib on Gentoo live image

I am trying to install Gentoo on my laptop. The wifi included is not supported by the Linux kernel, so I found a driver for it. When I went to install the driver to /lib/modules/..., I got the error: ...
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Installing DWM on gentoo

I was just trying to install dwm on my gentoo machine but I keep on encountering the same problem every time I make clean install. The error is... drw.c:5:10: fatal error: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or ...
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How do I enable colours by default for common utilites in PowerShell on (Gentoo) Linux?

I'm currently running Gentoo Linux and have installed PowerShell (app-shells/pwsh-bin) as I am a contrarian. That being said, I am unable to obtain colour by default when running certain commands. ...
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Why is my backup GPT partition table corrupt on my MD RAID 1? And why does the kernel only see 1 randomly picked member disk a time?

I have 2 disks, each 1TB in size, and both of them are a member of an MD RAID-1 array, as created by this command: mdadm --create /dev/md0 /dev/sda /dev/sde --level=1 --metadata=1.0 The argument --...
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KDE Plasma problems: All launchers broken, app launcher empty, desktop error message, all file associations missing

After updating Qt to 5.15.8 (testing, ~amd64) on my Gentoo system running KDE Plasma 5.26.5 (~amd64), I'm dealing with a bunch of issues with the desktop: All launchers are broken, appearing as blank ...
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Grub loads unsigned kernel with secure boot enabled

I am currently dual booting Gentoo and Windows (on two different disks). I boot on the linux drive with grub2, where I can choose either Gentoo or Windows (added by os-prober). Recently, I updated ...
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Black screen with i915 driver on newly installed Gentoo system

I am trying to install Gentoo GNU/Linux on my laptop as a dual boot, the other OS being Devuan GNU/Linux (Chimaera). Devuan is already installed and works properly. In particular, the video card works ...
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Why rc-status changes ip_forward state and how to prevent it?

I've got some issue with gentoo rc-status (currently using sys-apps/openrc-0.45.2-r1 but it was happening long time before this version). From time to time some of machines are loosing ip_forwarding. ...
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Gentoo wifi setup issue: wpa_supplicant works but wpa_cli doesn't

I am trying to setup Gentoo on my laptop and am having trouble connecting to wifi. I've never done this before, so I might be making a simple mistake. I've been following these instructions. My /etc/...
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hdparm suspend disk : SG_IO: bad/missing sense data

I'm trying to suspend two 8TB drives that are set up as RAID1 with logical volumes on them. The disks are identical so I show output for only one here but have the same output (bar Unique ID) for both ...
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Is it possible to force specific ram size in linux kernel (with unrecognized sticks)?

First of all I'm asking for an old PowerMac G5 Quad which ultimately is able to boot with 2x1GB DDR2 2x4GB DDR2 2x4GB DDR2 2x4GB DDR2 Problem is it utilizes only the first 2 gigs. The other 3 pairs ...
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How To enable/disable "Lock Screen" setting from Linux terminal?

Please, do NOT say how to lock screen, i know how to do it. How To enable/disable Lock Screen service from terminal? Looks it's using xflock4 for locking screen. I can enable or disable it in ...
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Constant kernel panics (arch and gentoo)

For the past few months, my Linux installation have been kernel panicking every couple of hours or so.It didn't bother me much back then since I had Windows on another drive which I ended up using 24/...
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Reduce microsecond jitter (using realtime kernel)

I have a raspberry pi 4B running Gentoo, with the 5.15.44 raspi kernel & realtime patches applied to it. The kernel is configured for CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT (big surprise), as well as ...
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can't write to /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/*/energy_performance_preference when ac-adapter is connected

AC-adapter unplugged: $ echo power | sudo tee energy_performance_preference power $ echo $? 0 AC-adapter plugged-in: $ echo power | sudo tee energy_performance_preference power tee: ...
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Microphone fitlered through pulseeffects not being regonized on Zoom

I am using pulseeffects on my microphone inputs to filter my voice a bit. It's working in every other application that supports pulseaudio except Zoom. Zoom seems my microphone, but it just ignores ...
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problem while upgrading packages on gentoo

While doing the doas emerge --ask --verbose --update --deep --newuse @world command, this pops up. It doesn't seem like it updated. (I’m a new Gentoo user, so I don't know much). WARNING: One or more ...
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Does Coreboot/SeaBIOS support GPT partition table?

Few days ago, I flashed my x230 with coreboot with this tutorial. Now, while I was installing Funtoo using its GPT-Partitioning guide (not using MBR-Partitioning), I got following error: EFI ...
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How to get Gentoo Package Count with C Code?

I have a terminal fetching program on my GitHub that is similar to Neofetch but it is written in C instead of bash called Cfetch I know how to get the package count for Arch with C: static char *...
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Severe lagging of Gentoo terminal after fresh installation

I have just freshly installed the Gentoo via the latest Minimal installation CD released on January 02, 2022 (OpenRC Stage3). I have installed Gentoo several times before. But none of the time I ...
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How can I change the OS version output?

My uname -r (and as is my real problem, Java system property os.version) returns a version number that has dashes in it. It looks like: 5.9.12-gentoo-blah-blah. This breaks an app I'm using which ...
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Why are LUKS partitions so slow?

I created a LUKS partition using cryptsetup's default values (cryptsetup 2.3.6). Read speed on the device: # cat /dev/md/thedev | pv > /dev/null yields ~1GiB/s. Reading from the encrypted ...
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Why is my M.2 SSD so slow?

In my system are two M.2 SSD of the same type (Corsair Force MP600). One for Windows, one for Linux. Copying bigger files on Windows always runs with ~4..5GB/s. Surpassing 5GB/s on larger files - and ...
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KDE+SDDM won't launch Xorg can't find screen (EE) [closed]

So currently I am running gentoo in CLI, and wanted to install desktop enviroment. I followed gentoo wiki, but sddm seems not to work correctly: GENTOO MACHINE ~ # rc-service display-manager start --...
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media-libs/libogg package won't install because lack of certificate

Intro/Context - https://ibb.co/8jkBNLy. What I am trying to do: I want to install kde-plasma desktop enviroment, on my gentoo machine that works only in text mode now. emerge --ask kde-plasma/plasma-...
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I can't install the custom gentoo kernel I just built

I have built the kernel with this command make && make modules_install && make install. I am trying to install a custom kernel I just build with this command. genkernel --install --...
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Quemu Network How to?

Hi I'm Really new to quemu well I have try many times but here it's exactly where i get problem i do qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom install-x86-minimal-20211220T170558Z.iso -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 2048 -...
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Cannot connect my phone: `mtpfs` command and `modprobe fuse` command fail

I am trying to connect my phone in Gentoo. I have mtpfs installed and FUSE enabled in my kernel, user_allow_other set in /etc/fuse.conf. I ran modprobe fuse with and without -fv flags and it produces ...
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Gentoo - iwlwifi: Unknown symbol dev_coredumsg (err -2)

Recently I installed Gentoo on my Lenovo legion 5 laptop After following the iwlwifi guide, wireless interface still doesn't appear in the ip link list Here is output of dmesg | grep iwlwifi [ 5....
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unknown filesystem type 'fat32' when trying to mount /boot

i was trying to do a modification to my gentoo kernel, and while i was doing the installation i got this error when trying to mount /boot, "unknown filesystem type 'fat32'." i looked around ...
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Unable to startx with non-root user (Cannot open /dev/tty0 (Permission denied))

I'm unable to startx without root permissions, as it throws me this error: parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (permission denied) When I run startx as root, either with sudo or by login, it ...
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mount: /: mount point not mounted or bad option (fresh Gentoo installation)

Just rebooted gentoo install from livecd, and it seems like nothing is writable. On boot I get this error as it tries to remount the root filesystem read/write: mount: /: mount point not mounted or ...
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