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Is it a good idea to use git for configuration file version controlling?

I use Gentoo Linux and it has rather complex configuration. My question is it wise to use git for version controlling my config files? I have some git repos in my home, my guess if I put /home/** to ...
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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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Which keymap should I use for a wired Mac keyboard in Gentoo Linux?

I just purchase the new wired Mac keyboard: Running on Gentoo Linux it works mostly fine. The only problem I am having is the function keys and swapping the Alt and Command keys to resemble a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use Caps Lock LED as HDD LED (or custom) indicator

I have my Caps Lock key remapped to Esc, so now I have a LED on my keyboard that is never on. I'd like to use it for something useful, like HDD or LAN activity. Especially that I'm using a computer ...
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What is a good strategy to maintain a set of binaries for Gentoo?

There is the world favourites file in which you can record your favourite packages, then there is the where you can record packages and compile whenever. Also there is http://paludis.pioto.org/. ...
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How can I connect to wpa wifi access point from a freashly loaded SystemRescueCd?

There are many wifi access points around me which passwords I know. I try to install gentoo linux from SystemRescueCd. It supports wpa. How I can scan for access points in the console? How I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Set proper rights for sshfs mountpoint so it can be shared with samba

I have a domain hoster that provides access via SSH. My platforms are: Gentoo 2.6.36-r5 Windows (XP/Vista/7) I work on my Windows, I use Gentoo to do all the magic Windows can't do. Therefore I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how do I add global Environment Variables in Gentoo?

I know they get read from /etc/env.d/ but I tried adding in my own file in there (00example) with a single env variable but they aren't picked up after either env-update. How does a user declare them ...
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where to find used dns settings

my /etc/resolv.conf use 8.8.8.8 and all 3 dig below answers without a A reocrd dig some_unregistred_adress.se dig @8.8.8.8 some_unregistred_adress.se dig @127.0.0.1 some_unregistred_adress.se but ...
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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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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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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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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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Minimum Gentoo Hardware Requirements [closed]

What are the minimum system requirements to be able to run Gentoo Linux effectively?
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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 ...