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How do I get Portage to download a package, and do nothing more?

After having some trouble connecting to a TLS server and then noticing that app-misc/ca-certificates is a year and four months behind, I got curious as to what's changed since 20140927.3.17.2. I ...
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how to mount as read-write filesystem and not read-only

So, I'm trying to install gentoo in a virtual machine. I ran into this problem and began researching what the answer might be. The file system is read only. I can't mount it as read-write. I'd rather ...
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Problems reassembling software RAID6

I have a software raid6 array (mdraid) consisting of 6 drives (/dev/sd[f-k] at the moment) at /dev/md1. Because I had to pull a different drive out of the machine (not one of the 6 drives), I ran ...
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Disabling JIT in vlc

I can't find any information on JIT in vlc. How do I go about disabling it? My system is x86_64 hardened Gentoo (grsecurity + pax). Example: $ vlc video.mp4 VLC media player 2.2.1 Terry Pratchett ...
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How to change password for Gentoo LiveCD in 2015?

I have a LiveCD from Gentoo. Gentoo still does not offer an installation option, so I planned on working from the ISO image and saving VM state after configuring the VM. To configure the VM, I need ...
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Cannot connect Motorola S11 Flex-HD bluetooth headset with laptop

I have laptop with usb bluetooth device, phone with built-in bluetooth and new bluetooth headset called: "Motorola S11 Flex-HD". My Linux distribution is: "Funtoo Linux" (Gentoo Linux based). I have ...
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VLC Not able to detect/choose default audio device output

I'm on a clean Funtoo install and after setting up ALSA i've just tried to play some movies through VLC but it doesn't seem to be able to detect/choose the default output audio device. If i go to ...
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Emerging package from overlay

I'm using gentoo, and I've been trying to emerge leksah package from haskell overlay: root # layman -a haskell root # layman -s haskell root # emerge -av app-editors/leksah However emerge keeps ...
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GRUB2 not seeing hard drives after reboot

I have three hard drives installed: /dev/sda1: LABEL="Wiederherstellung" UUID="044AE97A4AE9693E" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="549b8c2d-7c9a-45b4-8de2-e4177da085ea" ...
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Correct radeon driver on a notebook with two AMD GPUs

I'm using Gentoo on a notebook with two AMD GPUs: an integrated and a discrete card. Here's what lspci is returning: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] ...
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How do I use image.squashfs file in Gentoo

I have downloaded gentoo live DVD of 2.7Gb. It contains image.squash.fs file. How to use it so that I do not need to connect to internet for installing gentoo.As now whn I install gentoo it is ...
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Gentoo Prefix project: where is bootstrap-bash.sh?

How do I install Gentoo Prefix? I see a reference to bootstrap-bash.sh but cannot find it anywhere. Please help.
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Broadband provider with problems to access Google Services

I am experiencing a very unusual issue. I use a radio Internet provider (the only one available in my region) and recently I am having problems to access some very specific services from Google. ...
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Qlogic qla2xxx fibre channel HBA not displayed by targetcli

I'm experimenting with FC with a view to setting up a SAN but appear to be stuck at the first hurdle - I can't seem to get targetcli to give me the option of using my qla2xxx card as a target. I've ...
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How to change from passphrase to encrypted key file in debian using luks?

I have four partitions plus /boot, each one with a different passphrase. I would like to manage unlock of all partitions with a single passphrase that decrypts the gpg.key file on the boot partition. ...
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What does this bash script?

In theory, this snippet from pentoo-installer finds all partitions on the selected disc, but it doesn't find my sda1 partition, so I would love to understand it and modify so it does. ...
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How to restore grub from a separate partition, to boot a luks partition?

My setup is: sda1 /boot ext2 sda2 swap swap sda3 / luks I broke the boot partition. Now when trying to boot manually, cannot figure out how to load crypto modules needed to open the root ...
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Bluedevil wizard starts on KDE startup

Bluedevil wizard (3 copies) starts on each boot after KDE start. There are no bluetooth devices near PC or smth. Why and how to fix?
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how to install mongodb on gentoo?

Im trying to install mongodb but as soon as i do emerge dev-db/mongodb i get [ebuild N ] dev-libs/snowball-stemmer-0.20140325::gentoo USE="- static-libs" 127 KiB [ebuild N ] ...
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Unable to connect to OpenVPN outside LAN

I've setup OpenVPN behind a router, and port forwarded 1194. The VPN is using the subnet 10.3.15.0/24 and has 192.168.1.14 on the LAN. It works when I'm connecting locally, or from my home network ...
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Start a module at startup on gentoo

I use gentoo. I have a module nammed "cgosdrv" (for instance). I can launch it without problem with "modprobe cgosdrv" (as root) I want to start it automatically at startup, so I add to ...
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Configuring two network interfaces in gentoo using dhcpcd

There are two network interfaces in my system. net0 and net1. Both are in the default runlevels in gentoo. The /etc/conf.d/net file contains Code: config_net0="dhcpcd -b -t 0" and ...
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Allow unprivileged user access to specific privileged files

I have a system running hardened Gentoo and I have installed Xorg, Fluxbox, and Conky together to create a minimal window manager desktop. Within this system I have 2 main users, root and my normal ...
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gentoo ebuild to create directory

We have some ebuilds that install things into a certain directory. As it stands, a few of the ebuilds create the directory, while others just assume its presence. To address this situation, I want to ...
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How to force software master volume control in PulseAudio?

I have a sound card lacking hardware volume control (Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 connected on USB). Yet PulseAudio seems to think it does have hardware volume control. When I adjust the ...
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Thinkpad Edge E545: Failure to load kernel through efi

Now this is an issue I've been battling for a long time ... I am trying to make a proper UEFI dualboot system, the problem is I cannot seem to load gentoo kernel either simply by using EFI stub (also ...
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Gentoo can't boot on GRUB2

Gentoo is on /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda3 is /boot,/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo and /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo both are genkernel-built,but GRUB says:could not find the root ...
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How to install (copy, not recompile) Gentoo LiveDVD on hard disk?

I have an old computer (Acer Aspire One 751h) and I want/need to install gentoo on it. The liveDVD works perfectly, but, to install gentoo I have to compile it there, and I need a working system as ...
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Booting Gentoo on LVM inside LUKS with gpg encrypted keyfile

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LVM logical volume inside LUKS container encrypted with key file encrypted by GPG with passphrase. Everything was going smoothly until I tried to boot. I'm building the ...
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Gentoo Blocky Fonts

So, I've fresh installed Gentoo with Gnome. Ever since then I've had super blocky fonts like this I'd appreciate any help on this, or really just a link to anything else because googling gets me no ...
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Gentoo portage: list all variables emerge invoked with

Is there an easy way to list all variables of emerge process? I need to list all resulting variables after /etc/portage/env/* and /etc/portage/bashrc wiil be applyed to debug this scripts.
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Mounting /dev/shm in a Gentoo chroot on Xubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install Gentoo, and instead of using one of the bootable minimal install CDs provided by Gentoo, I'm using a chroot in Ubuntu. I'm mainly following the instructions outlined here, ...
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Two fully functioning profiles running simultaneously

Question: Is it possible to open two different instances of Firefox, each running a separate profile, and have it so each time firefox -P <profile name> is run it will connect to the already ...
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Cuda installation to Gentoo

I desperate to install dev-util/nvidia-cuda-sdk to my Gentoo system (3.12.30-gentoo kernel) for programming and for rendering with blender 2.72b I have a Nvidia Quadro FX 3700 graphic card using the ...
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Gentoo - Virt-Manager Interface Issues

I am trying to start the interface within virt-manager. Unfortunately, I am prompted with this error when trying to run the Virtual Network: "Error starting network 'default': Unable to create bridge ...
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Gentoo Linux: Building a kernel that only only contains drivers for the hardware in place

I would like to build a kernel for my system that only contains modules for the hardware which is really in place. Of course I can walk through lspci and manually select all the necessary device ...
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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 FiberbredbÄnd. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...