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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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iproute2 not functioning (“RTNETLINK answers: Operation not supported”)

The command and error message: gtwy ~ # ip rule add from 64.251.23.186 table t1 RTNETLINK answers: Operation not supported Older article of the same problem, but it did not help me: ...
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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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find kernel config option in menuconfig

I've upgraded my gentoo-sources today to 3.3.8, and now I am looking at diff between old kernel's defconfig and old kernel's .config: there are about 20 changes. I want to apply this changes manually ...
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How can I install Gentoo on Virtual Box//(Ubuntu 12.04)

I'm googling for a while about how can I install Gentoo on Virtual Box. The hand book provides less information about installing it on virtual box rather on a real partition. I thought there will be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Update udev after fdisk run

How to update /dev directory after creation of new partition on a disk? I have the udev installed, it works perfectly except this. The new devices appear only on reboot.
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Changing locale language in Gentoo Linux

I am trying to switch from French to English. I did: export LANG="en_EN.UTF-8" env-update I appears to work, but when I open a new SSH window it remains in French!
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The command to start not started init scripts of the current run-level? Gentoo Linux

For example: nginx and php-cgi are in the defaults run level, and they are not started yet. What's the command to start them all, instead of starting then individually? I know there is a command, ...
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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 ...
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Why my linux startup fine with nothing in the /boot folder

I installed Gentoo Linux, build the kernel with "genkernel", and copy the image file into the /boot folder, also I installed grub. It all works fine. What confusing me is that now I cannot find the ...
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xrandr doesn’t detect display ports

I have a ThinkPad T510 laptop with Gentoo Linux installed on it and I can’t manage to get VGA and DisplayPort working. xrandr -q won’t show them, so I’m guessing, that there’s a problem with my kernel ...
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Cannot install netbeans on Gentoo

I'm trying to install Netbeans on my Gentoo system and I just cannot get it to work. When I'm compiling it It fails due to not being able to locate org.apache.maven.project.MavenProject. ...
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Wine on Gentoo fails with libgcc_s.so.1 must be installed message

Not long ago problems with Wine have began on my Gentoo PC... When I try to launch any application I see this thing: libgcc_s.so.1 must be installed for pthread_cancel to work wine client error:25: ...
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Is it possible to have DisplayLink USB display hotplugging with Xorg 1.13 on kernel 3.4?

keithp seems to be the only one on the interwebs to have written anything about the subject and he worked with 3.5_rc. I don't want to go above 3.4 at the moment for various stability reasons and am ...
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How I can setup dns settings in my Gentoo linux box? nslookup already do it

I can't resolve dns requests for most of programs in my Gentoo machine. I have local network at my work. It contain two dns services for local machine names and one tmg gateway for internet access. I ...
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Cannot run Virtualbox webserver

I'm trying to run the Virtualbox web service but I cannot start it. When I run vboxwebsrv this is the output: Oracle VM VirtualBox web service Version 4.2.4_Gentoo_ (C) 2007-2012 Oracle Corporation ...
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Immediate wake after setterm sets the screen blank in Gentoo

After installing Gentoo base system (no GUI or even X.org is installed yet) the screen blanks for about a second once in a while when the system is idle. After I set precise interval via setterm ...
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Prevent udev / uevents looking up DVD at boot time

Problem: Boot time delay caused by udev. Early after initscripts starts there is message saying waiting for uevents to be processed and causing delay on boot, it seems that udev is looking if there ...
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no sound with an USB Microphone and pulseaudio

I connected my USB Microphone to my Computer, but i cant get it to work. Pulseaudio recognizes the device, and i can see and edit it with pavucontrol in the Input Devices section. I also can select ...
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Xorg input devices fail without udev

What I am trying to do: Launch Xorg server without udev device manager. What I have tried to do: Make sure that /dev/ has all required nodes, such as /dev/input/*. Make sure that all required ...
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Error emerging kdepimlibs-4.9.3

i am on a new Gentoo installation and when trying to emerge kde4.9.3 through kde4 layman overlay i get the following error for kdepimlibs-4.9.3 -- Found Sasl2: /usr/lib64/libsasl2.so -- Looking ...
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Gentoo Gnome 3 Bluetooth cannot receive file

My system is Gentoo Gnome3, all up to date. After my phone has paired with my computer, I can send files to my phone, I can also browse the files on my phone. But I cannot use my phone to send a file ...
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How to set MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME for Gentoo?

I'm trying set up MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME for Gentoo, but, no success! Searching in the Google, I found several ways for to fix the problem. However, I not found the xulrunner on my system.
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Don't let the mouse wake up displays from standby

I like to put my displays to powersave/standby mode when I leave the computer for a while. It would be ok if it weren't for oversensitive mouse. Sometimes the driver reads in some movement that's not ...
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Tear-free videos for HDTV

Long story short: I use HD6450 to output signal to an HDTV via HDMI. I'm using the proprietary fglrx drivers and like others before me, I'm getting ugly tearing when I play videos (mplayer, VLC, ...) ...
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Best way to backup Gentoo install from Ubuntu?

I am messing around with Gentoo and I have never done so before but installing takes forever. So when I get a stable base establish I want to back up my Gentoo install to Ubuntu so if I mess it up I ...
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Minimum Gentoo Hardware Requirements

What are the minimum system requirements to be able to run Gentoo Linux effectively?
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How to fix program and file association?

My system is Gentoo amd64, with Gnome3. I found some of the files/actions are associated with the wrong program. e.g.: when I plug in my usb drive, the associated program is RawTherapee, a raw ...
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Putty can't connect over SSH to hostname, IP connection works

I have a gentoo box on my homenetwork that I'm trying to SSH into via W7 client but although I can do it via IP address when I try the hostname it won't find it. Also get a DNS error ...
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How to share gentoo folder (as guest host) with the host os (windows 7) in Virtual Box

I have windows 7 as host os and i'm running gentoo os as guest inside virtual box. I want a folder in the guest os to be shared with host os. The folder already exists in the guest os and has files ...
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gpg symmetric encryption using pipes

I'm trying to generate keys to lock my drive (using DM-Crypt with LUKS) by pulling data from /dev/random and then encrypting that using GPG. In the guide I'm using, it suggests using the following ...
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How to force files together on a Linux partition?

I have a dynamically expanding VDI file which is 14 GB big while the partition itself is only 2 GB. The files are too spread out over the disk so zero-ing the free space and compacting the VDI didn't ...
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Kde no sound from Phonon or most KDE apps but mplayer,skype and firefox are ok

Can somebody tell me why I cannot get any sound with most of KDE 4? I'm running a Gentoo box, I'm in both the 'audio' and 'video' groups. I can get sound with mplayer ( but not smplayer ) Firefox ...
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bash alias doesn't carry over with sudo

I'm curious if there's a way to get my .bash_profile to work when I sudo a program. For example, I have it set to alias emerge='emerge -av' so that I can install software, and it will always ask me ...
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Installing pcf fonts on Gentoo for urxvt and Awesome wm

I downloaded the linux version of Profont from here And I have no idea how to install it. I want to be able to use it for urxvt and awesome wm. What should I do?
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where does portage install packages to when I emerge?

When portage installs a package after I emerge some-package where is it installed - my pwd or a specified directory?
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xfce 4.10 panel broken align

I've just updated to xfce 4.10 on gentoo. plugins such as datetime, networkmanager and etc was always at the right of the panel. I've tried to find an option such as "align" but no luck. I dont ...
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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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is my dbus setup broken? (or: why aren't the envvars set?)

Lots of dbus-using applications respond to method calls and send signals just fine, so obviously not everything is broken for me. However: In my terminals, $DBUS_SESSION_BUS_FOO environment ...
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dmesg/syslog spam for usb device (carl9170 wifi-dongle, not related to driver, though)

So, I'm getting spammed hardcorely by my kernel (note that this is the log for only 1 second): Feb 9 00:35:05 vanaheimr kernel: [26761.862104] usb 1-4: link qh0-00ff/f529e540 start 0 [2/0 us] Feb 9 ...
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windows 8 + gentoo uefi grub 2 dual boot

I've bought a new computer with asus sabertooth 990fx motherboard (well known asus ami bios which can use uefi properly) and installed windows 8 using uefi and gpt to play wine-not-compatible games. ...