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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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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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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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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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The Less command can list directory contents in Gentoo Linux, but not in Ubuntu Linux

I regularly use the 'less' command in Gentoo like so: less /tmp (or any other directory, which I have access to.) Less then proceeds to show me the contents of that directory. I can also use Less to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Raid system fails to boot after moving from 2.6 kernel to 3.5

I'm running Gentoo Linux with a custom compiled kernel and I've just migrated from a 2.6 kernel to a 3.5. As my HD's are on RAID 0 mode I use a custom initrd file in order to be able to boot. While ...
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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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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 ...