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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 ...
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installing a linux iso from within a university network

In order to install gentoo, I need to connect to a university wireless internet network. It requires a username and password login/authentication. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice in terms of ...
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Remote install of Debian or Gentoo - steps and grub?

I have a remote server currently installed with CentOS and I'll be doing a remote install of a new operating system - either gentoo or debian. I've seen other related questions in here, but given ...
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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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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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Gentoo fglrx doesn't allow a virtual screen big enough

Using fglrx and trying to set up dual-monitor setup here. Here's what xrandr says: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1400 x 1050, maximum 1600 x 1600 So, you know this one already, right? All I ...
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Kill Remote Process when double hop SSHing into a server

I am doing a double hop SSH to get first into a server which has a public IP address and open SSH port, then SSHing into the next computer, while linking my local VNC port to the remote systems port. ...
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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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How do I get dwm to use the gnome settings?

I'm using dwm on Gentoo GNU/Linux, but GTK+ applications launched from it don't load the correct GNOME settings (fonts / styles). I've tried setting .gtkrc-2.0 and gnome-session. I can't find ...
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Boot Gentoo Linux off SD Card on MacBook Pro

I'm trying to boot off an SD card on a MacBook Pro 5,4. I can get into GRUB and boot the kernel but I get a panic when it tries to find the root file system. For some reason, no matter what option I ...
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restore /dev after `rm`ing it

during a gentoo install from the livedvd, there's one step to create a dev dir to be used later in the chroot of the target for the instalation it's done like that mount --rbind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev ...
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How to watch installed security updates on gentoo

I need to see currently installed updates and security patches on Linux Gentoo. How I can do this?
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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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Using different nameservers on different domains

My problem is the following: I have 2 Domain name systems, the standard one, that reflects the internet and a local one that maps names in a local network. Now I would like to be able to use both of ...
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Should Gentoo's Hardened profile / SELinux be used on normal desktop computers?

well, the title pretty much says everything. I'm installing Gentoo on my machine, and I'm wondering whether I should use SELinux or not for a desktop computer. I'd also like to know if there are any ...
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Share specific directory which is not at the root of the file system using NFS

I'm exporting the directory: /a/b/c/ Now, when i mount this share from the client, at /mnt/c, in order to access /a/b/c/ on the server i need to access /mnt/c/a/b/c Is there a way to make /mnt/c show ...
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Gentoo Linux global environments for root

I'm confused with setting variables in /etc/env.d directory. When I write "echo $PATH" from user - it's print me all variables that set it myself. But from root I see one... Where should I set ...
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How share internet (linux)?

How route (masquerade) internet on Sabayon 7 (Gentoo base distro)?
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how do I add global Environment Variables in Gentoo?

I know they get read from /etc/env.d/ but I tried adding in my own file in there (00example) with a single env variable but they aren't picked up after either env-update. How does a user declare them ...
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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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If i miss something in make menuconfig do i need to rebuild the kernel?

I left out an ethernet adapter driver in my make menuconfig - do I have to build the kernel again (gentoo distro) or is there a way to build in support once the os has been installed and running?
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Enabling support for pcmcia card after I install Gentoo Linux?

I installed gentoo on an old laptop and everything seemed fine on first boot apart from my ethernet adapter which is a pcmcia card. It's a fairly generic adapter (PC line) and what I was wondering was ...
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Install gentoo on macbook pro

I'd like to install Gentoo on my Macbook Pro, which I bought in early 2011. The model is 7.1. All I have done was follow the Gentoo Macbook Pro wiki. I used diskutils to partition my disk, then I ...
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Why does my Gentoo installation DVD stall on the boot menu?

I am trying to boot Gentoo from a DVD on an old laptop of mine that has Windows 98 on the existing hard drive. The BIOS comes up fine, finds the bootable DVD and launches the Gentoo menu which asks ...
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where to find used dns settings

my /etc/resolv.conf use 8.8.8.8 and all 3 dig below answers without a A reocrd dig some_unregistred_adress.se dig @8.8.8.8 some_unregistred_adress.se dig @127.0.0.1 some_unregistred_adress.se but ...
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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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How do I update a package on Gentoo Linux

How do I update a package in Gentoo Linux?
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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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git aliases causing “Permission denied” error

The following commands $ git co -b newbranch $ git co oldbranch result in "fatal: cannot exec 'git-co': Permission denied" error. In the same time, $ git checkout -b newbranch $ git checkout ...
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How to resolve conflict between portage and entropy

I have recently installed a fresh Sabayon 7 + KDE distribution. Now I am installing some software using portage. I have typed "emerge thunderbird", however the installation failed because of conflict. ...
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How to check under Linux who is connected to my ad-hoc network

I made ad-hoc wireless network on my Gentoo workstation using NetworkManager. Is there any way to see what network adapters are connected to this network?
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Redirect xsession from VNC to physical screen

We all know that it is possible to run a VNC server in an xsession to remotely view/control this session. What I like to know is the following: Is it possible to display the xsession that was started ...
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What does a hash symbol in emerge output mean?

When I run emerge -avuDN world I receive a strange output for my grub package: [ebuild U #] sys-boot/grub-1.99-r2 [1.99_rc1] USE="nls%* sdl%* truetype -custom-cflags -debug -device-mapper% ...
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How to `emerge --sync` on Gentoo Linux without removing older ebuilds?

When I use emerge --sync my older .ebuild files are removed. How to get newer .ebuild-s, but not lose older ?
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Is the INIT process necessary for an ultralight Linux installation?

I am working on a light version of linux for no particular reason other than to see how small I could make it. I was wondering if INIT was necessary, or if I could perform all of the INIT-related ...
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Gentoo@neo wget problem

I have a neo freerunner, on which i'm installing gentoo. I need to run layman -S but it fails to download repositories.xml from www.gentoo.org. When i try to download the latter with wget it fails ...
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How to prevent a process starting?

I have synergyc process that starts at boot. How do I prevent this process from starting? I've searched /etc, /etc/init.d for some configs or scripts but found nothing.
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emerge complains about blocked packages: what do I do?

We have an old development server running Gentoo at work. I would like to update this system, but I keep running into problems with the packaging system. To me, it seems like there are dependencies on ...
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Gentoo+urxvt+terminus: How do I change font version?

In my Debian installation I can type extended ASCII characters such as åäö by default using the terminus font, however in Gentoo I can't get it to work so far. Nothing happens when I hit those keys, ...
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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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Can't boot to Gentoo from grub shell

I tried to install Gentoo for the first time. I created /dev/sda3 for /boot and /dev/sda4 for /. I compiled the genkernel and generate the initramfs file successfully. After installing grub, I ...