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grub2-install: error: /boot/efi doesn't look like an EFI partition on a fresh Gentoo install

I need a Gentoo 13 machine to test some software on the platform. I'm not a Gentoo regular, so I'm suffering their install procedures. I'm at Configuring the bootloader | Installing GRUB2, and it ...
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Chromium MIDI setup on Linux

I'm currently trying to work out how MIDI is supposed to work in Chromium on Linux. I'm on Gentoo. I've got Chromium 52.0.2743.60 installed. The midi access object obtained from navigator....
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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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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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Vmware Player does not start (NOT_IMPLEMENTED)

Since yesterday, I cannot run vmplayer. The last time I run it, about one week ago, it was working well. I've made several updates since this time, but no update to vmware itself. I've rebuild the ...
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Broken fonts on Gentoo

I'm running Gentoo with KDE and the infinality patchset. For the most part, the interface looks just fine. However, in some of the applications the font for Latin characters is ugly. This is a ...
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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" sys-devel/gcc-4.7.3-r1:...
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dhcp6 server config problems

I'm trying to configure an IPv6 DHCP server in gentoo. So far: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd6.conf - subnet snippet: subnet6 2001:db8:21e:101::/64 { range6 2001:db8:21e:101::6 2001:db8:21e:101::100; ...
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Skip a specific upgrade in emerge -auvD world

Is there a simple way to skip a certain upgrade in emerge -auvD world? For example, currently there is a broken media-sound/teamspeak-server-bin-3.0.5-r1 marked as stable in the portage tree which ...
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How to stop X server on Gentoo?

I tried to stop X so I could install graphics drivers. First I tried with killall -9 X but X server just restarted. Then I tried init 3 but that didn't closed X. How do I close it?
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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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Gnome install on gentoo: “gnome-session not found”

I am trying to install gentoo on an old desktop I have. I have not used gentoo before, and have run into some problems getting gnome to work Following the gnome install guide on the wiki (https://...
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Cannot connect to network from inside Virtualbox (Windows Host, Gentoo Guest)

I recently got my computer upgraded from windows 8 to 10, and since then, I've been having trouble getting the internet to work. I was hoping that someone could give me some advice on how to debug ...
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Linux SystemRescueCD, eth1 works but not eth0

Got a RHEL system that I'm trying to troubleshoot. I used the Linux SystemRescueCD (Gentoo Linux). When I boot, I choose option 1 ("default boot options"). If I boot and just configure eth1, I can ...
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Linux locale - how to disable smart quotes?

On my Gentoo system, find . -regextype help outputs find: Unknown regular expression type ‘help’; valid types are ‘findutils-default’, ‘awk’, ‘egrep’, ‘ed’, ‘emacs’, ‘gnu-awk’, ‘grep’, ‘posix-awk’, ‘...
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Installing gentoo with systemd

I'm trying to get my gentoo install to boot with systemd enabled, I've been using systemd on Arch and Fedora for a few years at this point and I followed the handbook and the systemd page on the wiki, ...
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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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Resuming from suspend does not work in Linux running on Dell Inspiron 1018

UPD: I have tried to suspend from live Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE. The symptoms were exactly the same: the system did not wake up. I am running $ uname -a Linux inspiron 4.1.15-gentoo-r1 #2 SMP Thu Feb 11 ...
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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: gentoo-...
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Why does Portage complain for lack of a `portage` Python module?

I'm currently trying to get a Gentoo Prefix set up. I grabbed the bootstrap script and ran it, and it got partway through stage three and finished installing the kernel headers before Portage broke. ...
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How to install OS on a machine without a display?

I bought a new Intel NUC recently and plan to install Gentoo on it. I don't have a monitor and I only wish to use the NUC as server. I have these on my hand, Internet, and LAN A Mac that runs OS X (...
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Disable RAID in custom kernel?

I need a Gentoo 13 machine to test some software on the platform. I'm not a Gentoo regular, so I'm suffering their procedures. I noticed the kernel spends a couple of seconds booting due to RAID ...
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Generate manifest for distfiles, when writing ebuilds for Portage

I tried to install leiningen from the rebel overlay, however it has a not matching manifest for lein-pkg. So I put it into a local overlay to fix it. Question: How can I generate manifest for ...
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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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How to pass CONFIG_BUILD_DOCSRC=n to genkernel?

I need a Gentoo 13 machine to test some software on the platform. I'm not a Gentoo regular, so I'm suffering their install procedures. I'm at Configuring the Linux kernel, and it failed with: (chroot)...
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How do I startup with interfaces in promiscouus mode with Gentoo

i have an interface eno5 which I want to start as promiscuous at boot. Is there any way to do this with gentoo OpenRC?
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How to use multiple keys with fluxbox for keybinding

Is it possible to define multiple keys to trigger a keybinding? For example: Control Mod1 Up+Left :MacroCmd {} I know you can chain together a series of identifiers (emacs style) such as Control + ...
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How do i prevent lilo from doing a disk scan?

I have gentoo installed using root on LVM on RAID5. I made a mistake when I set up lilo but the initrd created by genkernel caught it and allowed me to type in the correct root partition. I have ...
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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...