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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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do i have less packages available on Gentoo or LFS [closed]

I am currently using arch linux. i am thinking about moving to gentoo or lfs but i am not sure. i feel like the application available on this distros are limited and there isn't much guides comparing ...
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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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Gentoo Stuck at boot screen in VMWare Workstation after fresh Install

Problem I have installed Gentoo (right until the section Rebooting the System in Bootloader. This is not the first time I am installing Gentoo. I have installed it successfully several times but in ...
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Restarting the libvirtd service

I know this may be a silly question. I just installed QEMU on my system (Gentoo) and, I'd like to know if it is really necessary to have to use /etc/init.d/libvirtd restart, every time I reboot my ...
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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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Can't interact with DWM

I'm running gentoo and, as the title says, i can't interact with DWM. By this i mean that Alt+Shift+Return doesn't open a st, Alt+p doesn't open dmenu Weirdly Alt+Shift+q does exit DWM. I do have st ...
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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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Gentoo: Error Involving Glibc When Running Genkernel Cannot Find -lcrypt when Compiling Busybox

Trying to build a kernel using genkernel however the following error keeps recurring */usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/11.2.0/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypt *collect2: ...
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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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Multi-monitor through Dell USB-C Dock not working on startup

I've got a laptop running Gentoo using FVWM and SLiM, with a Dell USB-C dock that connects two external monitors. When I start my system with the dock connected, I get a blank, backlit laptop display,...
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Fingerprint reader stop work after first attempt

I'm using fingerprint reader on my Lenovo T495s laptop with Gentoo linux. I use fprintd service and it works well for login, unlocking screen etc. Problem occurs when I did not place my finger ...
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Mount disk: permission denied

I'm unable to write anything to /var/cache/distfiles directory. gentoo1 ~ # touch /var/cache/distfiles/abc touch: cannot touch '/var/cache/distfiles/abc': Permission denied My container config: ### ...
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How to build custom Linux image

I want to build custom Gentoo image, one based on hardened+nomultilib stage, and another one based on hardened+nomultilib+selinux stage. I’m going to setup own binary package server on Gentoo in the ...
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How to install PFL (e-file) on Gentoo (in Docker)

I can't seem to figure out how to install pfl in order to get the e-file command. It was mentioned here that the pfl package would install the e-file command. So started a Gentoo Docker container and ...
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Grub bootup steps

Am installing gentoo. At Grub bootloader but can’t seem to find kernel, which is odd because it’s existence was verified before restarting the machine. There doesn’t seem to be a “root” or “kernel” ...
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prevent moon key on a Sun keyboard from shutting down my gentoo PC

I have a Sun keyboard attached to my gentoo PC. If I accidentally touch the key with the moon symbol on it (happens once or twice a week as I am reaching for my mouse), it triggers an orderly ...
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Mounting anything during gentoo installation breaks everything using official live cd

It doesn't matter what I mount. Even mounting tmpfs (with mount -vt tmpfs none /mnt) doesn't work. I'm trying to install Gentoo in a VirtualBox VM, but everything stops working after mounting the the ...
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unable to connect to wlan on gentoo

Could've worded that title better but anyways, I recently did a gentoo install, networking worked fine during the livecd stage so my network card is probably supported. Ethernet works with no problem. ...
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Gentoo - Cannot get internet to work on installation

I am trying out Gentoo for the first time on my PC. It is connected via Ethernet cable. I downloaded the minimal ISO, I booted to the gentoo kernel, then I tried running the ping command to check for ...
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Xorg freezing during high system load

I have problem with my Gentoo system. Xorg freezes and sound loops when system is under high load. I use Xorg session. Can this problem be caused by the proprietary NVIDIA drivers? If I get rid of ...
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Gentoo invalid profile

So. Been going at the gentoo install without proper instructions until very recently. After emerge-webrsync stage of the install a message pops up saying "your current profile is invalid". ...
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Linux sandbox that shows which files have been created/modified

I use Gentoo Linux. I need to find out what the program running under root downloads and where it puts the downloaded files. I would also like to have a sandbox for testing programs from unreliable ...
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How do you merge files with dispatch-conf?

Sorry for such a simple question, but I can't figure this out for the life of me. Neither DISPATCH-CONF(1) nor wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Dispatch-conf provide any instructions. When running dispatch-conf: ...
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Is it safe to install packages with multiple instances of emerge running at the same time?

I'm currently installing Gentoo by following the Handbook. I ran emerge -uDN @world after changing USE flags and it's taking hours, but I would like to continue with the next step. Is it fine to ...
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Build not found when using the command "make" in gentoo linux

so I've cloned this github repository https://github.com/xiangzhai/rt5370 It's a drive for my wifi adapter. My problem is that whenever I try to use the "make" command, it returns this error ...
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I have a problem with sysklogd on gentoo linux

first picture second picture when I start the system it gives me an error with the sysklogd logs in the first image the error is found and in the second the output of / var / logs (I use profile: ...
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Linux not resuming from s2ram (X570, Zen3)

I have a fresh install of Gentoo Linux on a MSI X570 Tomahawk, AMD 5900X machine with the latest BIOS (7C84v163). 5.10.27-gentoo-x86_64 kernel fails to resume from Suspend-to-RAM. First, s2ram ...
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I need advice on ways to improve my kernel updater script

#!/bin/bash KERNEL_VERSION=$(echo /var/db/pkg/sys-kernel/gentoo-sources* | tr -d -c {0-9.}) cp /usr/src/linux/.config /usr/src/.config-"`date +"%d-%m-%Y"`" cp -avL /usr/src/linux ...
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Bash script: check wan ip periodically and act if IP is changed

I'm new to Bash and I just don't understand how to write a simple script that will do the following. The script should check what public IP I have, and if IP is changed (in case of ISP1 failure or in ...
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How can I run many emerge jobs in paralell?

When I install many packages at once, I use emerge --jobs=8 firefox vim. This will install the packages, but it won't run everything in paralel. For example, it will wait compile rust before compiling ...
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Compositor Warning: Your display driver does not support OpenGL, GLSL shaders

Using Enlightenment on Gentoo in Virtualbox and at startup I'm getting Compositor Warning: Your display driver does not support OpenGL, GLSL shaders or no OpenGL engines were compiled or installed for ...
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Network is unreachable, destination host unreachable

I give up at this point. I've been at this for hours. I've installed Gentoo onto VirtualBox and somehow, I don't know how, I broke my internet connection, and as it happens to be, I don't have dhcpcd ...
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Resize /dev/root partition [duplicate]

I'm attempting to install Gentoo through VirtualBox. Well, technically I've already installed it, but I still need a WM. While trying to emerge Xorg , I ran out of space, and so I resized the /dev/...
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Replacing Windows with Gentoo on a dual boot

I have a laptop with a Windows/Ubuntu dual boot. I haven't touched Windows since I bought the computer 3 years ago and thought I'd replace it with Gentoo. My understanding from this answer is that I ...
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xfce4-terminal; change default browser

No matter what I change, my xfce4-terminal will not use chrome as the browser, and keeps opening firefox windows. tim@MushaV3 ~ $ grep 'html' ~/.config/mimeapps.list text/html=google-chrome.desktop; ...
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EFI stub kernel not booting, but black screen

I'm trying to boot a Gentoo Linux with an EFI stub kernel on a Hetzner AX41-NVME server, but it only shows a blank black screen while the server hangs up. Partition table: root@rescue ~ # sgdisk -p /...
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emerge cannot prevent installing as it cannot find the package name

Gentoo emerge cannot find name of package In attempt to prevent the installation of dev-python/setuptools-53.0.0 failed emerge: error: Invalid Atom(s) in --exclude parameter: 'dev-python/setuptools-53....
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