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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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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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Gentoo/ Compiling qtwebengine fails

Command: emerge qtwebengine COMMON_FLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe" MAKEOPTS="-j3" USE="-bindist" RAM: 4 Gb I have tried removing -pipe, and setting -j1, and also adding -jumbo-build to USE flags, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...