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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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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 ...
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Why is Chromium running all tabs in a single process?

Typically, Chromium will group n tabs together into a single OS process, where n is typically a small number. However, for one of my Chromium profiles, all of my currently open tabs appear to be in ...
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XFS in-memory corruption after hibernate

I am constantly getting the below errors with XFS filesystem present on software raid-1 which was then converted to 3-disk raid-5. Errors happen exclusively after hibernate, normally either ...
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How do I force gdm 3.6 stay on DISPLAY :0?

Every time I log out of my session, gdm moves to a different DISPLAY variable. Judging from /var/log/gdm, it rotates between :0 and :5. I'm finding no documentation on this logic. How do I keep gdm ...
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something wrong with mount in VirtualBox

I install Gentoo as a virtual machine in VirtualBox and I use Windows 8 as the host. I share a disk in my windows system and I use mount.cifs in Gentoo to mount the disk. Everything seems fine. But ...
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`emerge --changed-use` does not work for PHP_INI_VERSION

All the gentoo docs on installing PHP[1][2] mentions that I should add a line to make.conf to use the 'production' php.ini PHP_INI_VERSION="production" but that does not seems to do anything... ...
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Use Ruby with no-root user in Gentoo

I am just started to update my Gitlab on Gentoo server (4.2 > 5.0). For new version Gitlab need to use Ruby with user 'git'. # check ruby version for git user ( 1.9 required!! ) # gitlab shell ...
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Gentoo Upgrading

I have times were my PC catches dust (i.e. for months it sits in the corner, unplugged). Traditionally I have a gentoo installed and I like it very much in general. The only problem is, that once I do ...
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Gentoo based custom Live CD won't boot

I followed this guide for building a Gentoo based custom live CD but I didn't manage to preform a complete boot. The kernel boots from the initrd and start scanning modules. After that it states ...
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Manage multiple world files in gentoo linux for different machines

If a user selects a package to be installed gentoo adds it to /var/lib/portage/world. Hence it can be used to install the same software on many systems by copying this file and run # emerge -uDN world ...
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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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How can i set the flags with gentoo prefix

I have install the LFS system , after that I tried to install the gentoo prefix on my system. But it comes error: I'm going to check for some variables in your environment now: it appears ...
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pkg-config doesn't find package file when folder is listed in PKG_CONFIG_PATH

So here is my PKG_CONFIG_PATH contents: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib/pkgconfig and here is the output of locate lv2.pc (lv2 is the library I'm trying to link with) ...
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GCC running version doesn't match emerged version

Here is the output from my portage search for gcc: emerge -s gcc ... * sys-devel/gcc Latest version available: 4.6.3 Latest version installed: 4.6.3 Size of files: 70,353 kB ...
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“Load average” stuck on 7.0

I'm using gentoo and anytime I do uptime, my "Load average" is stuck at 7.0 across the board. When using top or htop or dstat the CPU usage is always idle. The computer is used to run a Java program ...
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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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Gentoo : cannot modify the hostname file as a sudoer

I am trying to change the hostname of a Gentoo host using a sudoer account. I use the following procedure : sudo rm -f /etc/conf.d/hostname sudo touch /etc/conf.d/hostname sudo echo "hostname=foo" ...
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How do you create a named fork called rsrc on linux?

I have gotten an experimental raspberry pi kernel image with hfsplus support built and gentoo installed on the same filesystem. I read that accessing filename/rsrc can access the resource fork. I ...
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How to change hostname via kernel command line on ubuntu 12

I booted a guest vm on xen, and I want to assign guest-domU's hostname in config file. like this ... extra='ip=::::myguest-vm-hostname::dhcp' ... It is a kernel command line to setting netboot ...
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Changing a password in Linux

Hi I'm attempting to change a user's password. So I connect as root and just passwd Joe Here I've got a little prompt, I enter a new password, twice and I get this : Password changed ...
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gentoo sshd not work

I build gentoo 3 days ago, and I installed openssh. When I run the command /etc/init.d/sshd start, and the bash varible $? is 0, as it suggestes nothing went wrong. But I can't find a sshd's pid by ...
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Gentoo in virtualbox, eth0 present but no internet

I've a gentoo installation in Virtualbox which was working perfectly few weeks ago. Then all of a sudden it started complaining. * Bringing up interface eth0 * ERROR: interface eth0 does not exist ...
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Centrino Wireless-N 2230 on Gentoo

I am currently running a Gentoo on a Thinkpad T430u, embedding a Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card. The thing is I can't use my wireless card, even with the correct driver configs, and firmwares. I have ...
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How to send out some traffic via my vpn connection

I had a working setup where I could access all my work resources which are accessed via VPN going via my server previously however at some point recently this stopped working for no obvious reason. ...
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GENTOO: disadvantages to using genkernel all?

I'm wondering, what are the disadvantages to using genkernel when I'm compiling a kernel in gentoo? Is it perfectly ok to use genkernel all in pretty much any situation, and skip this ...
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Installing Gentoo with precompiled kernel from USB disk

I'm new with Gentoo and I got a pretty interesting task to do. Before I start with question, I must tell you that I installed Gentoo once for now, and this installation was successfull - without any ...
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Putty renders backtick as a circumflex

When using Putty to connect to a Gentoo UTF-8 machine, backticks are represented as an "a circumflex": â Putty makes a quote into an "a circumflex". How to I prevent this from happening?
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What does this KDE control module error message mean?

My KDE4 give me this error message when I try to configure my WIFI. Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy ...
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kde4 got funny transparent background

My system is Gentoo amd64, updated to the latest. After I updated and restarted my computer, I got this funny transparent background, but only in popup dialogs/menus. I have tried to delete the ...
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How to load a module in gentoo?

I am using gentoo 2.6.30 and I tried to load a module as follows: modprobe usbcore with the response modprobe: module 'usbcore' not found However, I can find a directory with that name in the ...
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What do files names like 'usbdeva.b_epX' mean on Linux after USB device got plugged in?

On gentoo Linux 2.6.30 I see the creation of the following character devices in /dev/usb, when I plug in a USB device: usbdev2.8 usbdev2.8_ep00 usbdev2.8_ep02 usbdev2.8_ep81 usbdev2.8_ep82 My ...
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Setting up Gentoo : Entering the new Envriontment step (chrooting)

I'm a Windows person trying to get to know Linux and having a go at installing Gentoo on a VM. I seem to have got stuck at a simple step, Entering the new Environment : When I enter the first of the ...
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No internet in Linux after rebooting from Windows

After rebooting from Windows XP to Gentoo Linux, I can't connect to anywhere (internet, others computers, router). Internet is working fine if instead of rebooting I shutdown the PC and then boot ...
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Failure in python installation

I'm trying to install Gentoo Prefix on an iMac (OS-X 10.8.2). During the installation, Python 2.7.3 installation fails. Here is the traceback: ... /usr/bin/ranlib: file: libpython2.7.a(pymath.o) has ...
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Gentoo installation issues

I have decided to take the next step in learning linux and have taken on GENTOO. I am following the tutorial on this site http://negativesum.net/tech/linux/gentoo/install_guide I am currently at 11 ...
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Is there Gentoo's “world” set analogue for rpm-based distributions?

I want to maintain my Fedora distribution clean and tidy. So, I always want to have installed only required packages. The necessity of a top packages is determined by me and some minimal system set. ...
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Get package use flags

How can I get list of specific package's use flags? So, there are at least 2 ways to do that: emerge -pv $PACKAGENAME equery uses $PACKAGENAME But these commands returns to many noisy ...