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updating php 5.5 to latest stable version on gentoo

I have recently been put in charge of keeping an eye on the servers (we don't have a server admin) and I just realized that we are running a pretty old version of php which has multiple ...
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Gentoo machine on new network don't get an ip address from the DHCP server

I just moved my stationery/server from one town to an other and now the Internet connection have stopped working. It is the same Internet supplier in both towns it is called Waoo Fiberbredbånd. ...
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VESA DPMS not working with xscreensaver

I have a monitor fully VESA DPMS capable. I am using Gentoo stable with XFCE. For xscreensaver: I have the setting "Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode" enabled. For xscreensaver: I have the setting ...
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grub2-mkconfig on Gentoo cannot create xen entry

My Gentoo system is up to date, and I have added xen use flag to grub2 package. I saw there is a /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen file. But when I ran grub2-mkconfig, no xen entry is created. According to the ...
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nfsroot freezing every once in a while presumably due to network glitch

Setup I've set up a thin client running gentoo according to these instructions. It seems to work quite nicely except that every once in a while it freezes. I've found that I can duplicate the issue ...
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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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How can I monitor every newly created process of an entire Linux system?

I am on a gentoo Linux system and I want to monitor the time and name of every created and deleted process on an entire Linux system. How can I do that? If possible, I do not want to install new ...
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iBus cannot be activated with non-KDE window

I am using KDE4, and iBus as my input framework. It worked fine. I don't know since when, the iBus can only be activated with KWin windows, like the terminal, KWriter; but for other types of windows, ...
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Gentoo xorg-server update conflicts

I ran eix-sync and emerge world -uvDp, then I got below message. I am quite confused by this message. It seems it is saying that the lower version of xorg-server is conflicting withe higher version ...
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Permanent permissions change on /proc

I have a Kopete plug-in that tries to blink my Thinkpad light when I have a new incoming message. To accomplish this it uses a /proc virtual file provided by the thinkpad-acpi kernel module, situated ...
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How does multiarch works?

I'm trying to set up a multiarch rootfs for a system which can run both endianess from the same kernel. Of course, I can' t mix libraries of different endianness inside the same program. On top of ...
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Install Gentoo via compilation on virtualbox?

Note that I am not asking how to install Gentoo on a Virtualbox VM. My question is this: I have a slow machine ("Armpit"), and a fast machine ("Emperor"). Let's say I want to install Gentoo on ...
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Seperate build directory in ebuild

I have an ebuild which isn't allowed to build in it's source directory, but wants a separate build directory. Whats the best way to do this in an ebuild?
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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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Can't enable apache mod on emerge

I want to add mod_proxy and mod_proxy_http to Apache server on my Gentoo, but apparently some file with high priority on the system is disabling the mods and preventing me to install. I am currently ...
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Overclocking and Intel Speedstep in GNU/Linux?

OS: Gentoo CPU: i7 920 (2.66 GHz) Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 (BIOS: 1202 (this is the most recent version)) Having overclocked for some years with Speedstep simply disabled to allow for as high ...
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Gentoo x11-proto/xcb-proto-1.10 cannot be installed

I wanted to reinstall my system today, but I get this really suspicious error in xcb-proto... Have a look at this line: /bin/sh: line 0: cd: ...
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How do I ignore / override parts of Gentoo binpkg environment locally?

On Gentoo, a binary package gets the host build time environment included within every package. This includes a whole bunch of bash variables and functions. Scenario: I'm developing yet another ...
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External HDD not detected in Gentoo

I am using Gentoo Linux and I have an issue with Seagate Expansion 500G external HDD. The system does not detect the drive properly. A similar problem is described in this thread on Arch forums. Here ...
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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...
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gcc --as-needed linker flag not working

I have two computers with Gentoo, both on AMD64. I try to build a following program: int main() {tgetent();} The command to compile is: gcc -v 1.c -Wl,--as-needed -lncurses On one computer it ...
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zfs module locks fs if storage file is used at this fs

First of all following things are related to gentoo on amd64 and zfs for linux. I'm persistently receiving mount-ro failed because we are using / on system shutdown inside my sandbox-virtual machine ...
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Configuring network after initial install of gentoo?

Installed gentoo with the minimal CD. Utilities like iwconfig and net-setup are included and I managed to connect on the lived to networking. However when I boot my system I noticed that the desktop ...
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Chrome 33 shows ugly, blocky, pixelated fonts in Linux

After updating to the latest version of Chrome (33) on my Gentoo Linux box, certain sites such as GitHub have started rendering with ugly, pixelated, non-antialiased fonts. Small text is now basically ...
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Sound distortion in PulseAudio on Gentoo

I'm running Gentoo Linux on an amd64-powered PC. My soundcard is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA). I'm also using PulseAudio. The problem is that sound frequently goes ...
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Can't mount share in VirtualBox guest

I'm attempting to mount a share in a guest OS in VirtualBox: $ mount -t vboxsf share /mnt/share /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device If I click the folder icon in the ...
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List currently installed unstable packages (Gentoo Linux)

I accidentally removed my package accept_keywords file. There were only a few packages which I needed from ~amd64, but I can't remember them all. I could recover them if I had the list all the ...
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netctl tries to connect via IPv6

it's me again. I finally installed my Gentoo to a bootable, circular-dependency-free state. But I have a lot of troubles with enabling Wifi. I have an Intel Centrino 100-N chipset. The drivers are ...
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Gentoo Portage Circular Dependency

I installed a new Gentoo Linux on my box. I'm using Arch Linux for a while now and I thought it was time for something new. The system runs happily and it is bootable, but I can't figure out how to ...
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Gentoo Linux: emerge installs several versions of portages

I'm a beginner in Gentoo Linux. Just have been installed Calculate. I want to install Ruby. But when I call emerge -av dev-lang/ruby it installs 1.8.7 AND 1.9.3 AND 2.0.0. Why?? Ok. When I specify a ...
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How to add emerge --info to a bugreport with pybugz?

Users are usually requested to attach emerge --info to a bug report. bugz attach 501008 < (emerge --info) can create this system information in one line, but with a number as file name. Hence the ...
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Gentoo and Grub2: system hangs when using GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

I've successfully installed Gentoo as a VirtualBox Guest VM following the handbook (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml). Everything in order, but I want to change the default ...
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How to unmerge a package and it's dependencies in Gentoo?

I'd like to remove a package from my Gentoo system. The --unmerge option will remove the package without any consideration, and --depclean will remove the package only if there is no package installed ...
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Is there some public gentoo repository for installing java-related stuff?

Is there some public gentoo repository for installing java-related stuff? Could be layman or whatever. Things I'm interested in are: apache-activemq, apache-solr, fusesource etc.
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Installing Windows 8.1 64 on Qemu Fails - no disk can be found due to Virtio driver issues

I'm unable to install Windows 8.1 x64 with the following steps on a qemu virtual machine: qemu-img create -f qcow2 Windows8.img 20G qemu-system-x86_64 -machine pc,accel=kvm:tcg -cpu host -m 2048 ...
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Using minimal LXC containers as an advanced and secure chroot to isolate services

First of all I'm not a security expert, and I never used LXC before. I'm trying to harden as much as possible a Gentoo hardened server. To do so, I'm thinking to use LXC, maybe combined with KVM, to ...
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GRUB2 restarts on “GRUB loading” on Gentoo

After following the Gentoo handbook to install Gentoo, I have finished everything except rebooting the system after the installation of GRUB to my HDD. No errors are reported, but I cannot get GRUB ...
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What gentoo stage should I install for Xeon processor?

I own Quad CPU Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7450 @ 2.40GHz What gentoo stage3 should I install? Seems ia64 and amd64 are not compatible.
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Force to rebuild gentoo packages which have been merged as dependency

How can I upgrade (emerge) packages which came as dependency and which I do not want to add to the worldfile as selected packages? Example The package media-libs/jpeg was installed as dependency of ...
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How to install eclipse 4.3.1 on a gentoo linux system?

Currently there is no ebuild for eclipse standard 4.3.1 so the installation has to be done manually. How is a clean installation of eclipse on a gentoo system possible? Is it sufficient to extract ...
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Where are the equery's docstrings from?

I have to package a few things on Gentoo and I'd like to document the use flags, giving more information about it in the equery uses output. An example with the gnupg package: # equery uses ...
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How to repair an SD card which shows incorrect size?

I've a Transcend SD card for 16 GB and am using it in my smartphone. One day I've discovered that the smartphone recognize it as 6 GB only. I've tried to find the solution to set the correct ...
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Can't set screen brightness in Gentoo system

My system: Linux gentoo 3.10.7-gentoo-r1 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216M [GeForce GT 240M] (rev a2) output of xbacklight: No outputs have backlight property output of xrandr: ...
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Which Gentoo ebuild provide phpize binary?

could someone point to the ebuild which provides phpize binary? It's mainyl used to compile packages with php pecl. I'm on a Gentoo up to date machine, so i'm also on PHP5.5. Thanks in advanced.
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Wine not finding some files

I'm having strange issues with Wine : If I look a C:\windows\system32\drivers\ in wine explorer, the directory looks empty, while the directory ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers is not. ...
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Squid over i2p, tor and localhost resources

i try to setup squid as a single top-level proxy, that give me access to i2p, tor(through privoxy) and some localhost resources. I`m using Gentoo and squid 3.2.13, if it is important. In this regard, ...
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Gentoo LDFLAGS optimizations really needed?

I'm using Gentoo Linux. Here is my toolchain: sys-kernel/linux-headers-3.9 sys-devel/binutils-2.23.1 USE="cxx nls zlib -multislot -multitarget -static-libs {-test} -vanilla" ...
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Font in remote X connection

I have a headless Gentoo box and would like to run X app on it but forward the display to a Cygwin Xorg server running on my Windows PC. It works but I am not sure in this case if I specify some ...
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Can't compile static ZFS binaries on Gentoo

My kernel: geek-sources-3.11.1 from init6 overlay with zfs and couple other patches. Right now I'm using SysRescCD and doing everything in a chroot. My last try was: $ grep static-libs ...
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Shutdown: you must be root to do that

How do I allow normal users to shutdown/reboot? I try to shutdown as my user el but get this response: el@voyager ~ $ shutdown now shutdown: you must be root to do that! Usage: shutdown ...