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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 ...
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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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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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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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What is the correctest way to install Qt5 in Gentoo Linux?

I already do following things: # layman -a qt # cat /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords =x11-libs/qt-core-5.9999 ** =x11-libs/qt-network-5.9999 ** =x11-libs/qt-dbus-5.9999 ** ...
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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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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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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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udev: waiting for uevents to be processed on my Gentoo

During the startup I see machine executing this thing for about 30 seconds: udev: waiting for uevents to be processed Then I get a quick message which says something like: devfs: timeout (50 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gentoo emerge shows dependency conflict

When I try to run this command: emerge -avuDN world I get this message: WARNING: One or more updates have been skipped due to a dependency conflict: media-libs/freetype:2 ...
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Two Thinkpads interfere with each other on wireless network

I have two IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, both running Gentoo Linux. One is a T40 with an Intel 2915 ABG wireless adapter, and the other is a T500 with an Intel 5100 AGN. When both systems are running and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I access SSID info from postup() in Gentoo's OpenRC /etc/conf.d/net

I would like to fire up openvpn (or stop it) depending on what wireless network I'm connected to. But dumping env from postup() does not indicate ${SSID} being available at that time. Staring at ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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How can I force linux to use HDMI video for the console?

A while ago I repurposed an old Acer 8940 laptop to be a home theatre system using XBMC on top of Gentoo. I have video over HDMI to my 1080p TV which is working perfectly with X, and audio via the ...
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Protected flash video (requires HAL) on Gentoo

I am unable to play "protected" flash video, such as Amazon Prime Instant Video. From what I've read and uncovered, this seems to be due to a lack of HAL being installed on my computer. Confirmation ...