Gentoo is a free and open source Linux and FreeBSD distribution that uses the Portage package management system.

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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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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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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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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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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 change the layout of a Synergy keyboard on Linux?

I am using Synergy-plus-1.3.4 on Gentoo Linux kernel 2.6.36-tuxonice-r3. I am using SHIFT+CAPS to change the keyboard layout on BOTH server and client boxes. It works perfectly if I change the ...
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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 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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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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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 `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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uname -a gives wrong version of kernel in gentoo?

Hi I'm running gentoo and doing uname -a gives the wrong kernel version. tony@P_P-o ~ $ uname -a Linux P_P-o 2.6.27-gentoo-r8 #12 SMP PREEMPT Sun Nov 8 19:46:59 PST 2009 i686 Genuine Intel(R) CPU ...
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Setup git repository on gentoo server using gitosis & ssh

I installed git and gitosis as described here in this guide Here are the steps I took: Server: Gentoo Client: MAC OS X 1) git install emerge dev-util/git 2) gitosis install cd ~/src git clone ...
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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 ...
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incognito livecd (gentoo based) won't recognize my hard drive?

How do i mount my hd? I looked into /etc/fstab and there's only firmware and portage there so i guess mounting won't work, i need to add my hd to fstab first?
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What is a good strategy to maintain a set of binaries for Gentoo?

There is the world favourites file in which you can record your favourite packages, then there is the where you can record packages and compile whenever. Also there is http://paludis.pioto.org/. ...
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Smooth fonts in Gentoo terminal in Awesome WM?

I had GNOME DE but recently I've switched to Awesome WM. The only problem I have I can't set smooth fonts in Gnome-terminal. If I start gnome-settings-daemon, all the fonts in terminal become smooth, ...
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Wrap app with dynamic libraries into one large static app

I have an old program that kind of depends on older dynamic libraries. They tend to get upgraded easily with distro's updates. I figured that there would be a script with using ldd that would gather ...
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Mplayer no sound when playing some movies

Ok, that's a bit of a strange problem, that somehow crept into my system. It used to work fine. Here is the problem as far as I can identify it. When I try to play certain video files with mplayer, ...
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Gentoo Alternative for Netbook

I'm working for 6 years with Gentoo. I love all configuration and installation options, the pretty colorful init toolchain and portage, but I absolutely hate compiling software, since it leasts ages. ...
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Mounting network storage over wireless

I have a laptop that is connected to my home network over wireless connection. The laptop runs a bit torrent client which downloads to a mounted NAS filesystem . I would like the laptop the run the ...
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Keep notification area always show on GNOME 3

I've installed GNOME 3 on my Gentoo Linux, it really awesome and I love it. But here is a little glitch that I don't get used to: The notification area is hide until I hit "Windows" key or move the ...
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Is it possible to install Gentoo portage manager (emerge) on Ubuntu?

And vice versa? For example install apt-get on Gentoo and connect Ubuntu's repositories. And if it is possible how can I do it? (at least in general terms)
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Automatically connecting to a network when the cable is plugged in

Is there a way to have linux connect to the network when the ethernet cable is plugged in? I'm using Gentoo Linux, and I haven't found the right setup for the conf/net that'll allow me to do that.
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How can I use the beautiful Ubuntu GNOME theme on Gentoo?

I have been using Ubuntu Desktop (GNOME) for more than two years, and I'm addicted to its beauty (themes, mouse cursors, menu location, &c.). But I like to experiment with my system, compile it ...
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Hauppauge HVR-950Q - Linux - Over-the-air broadcasts

I am using a Hauppauge HVR-950Q and have the device installed and setup in Linux. I cannot however watch over-the-air broadcasts. If I reboot to Windows, I can watch tv (about 15 - 20 stations). I ...
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Gentoo startup error (D-BUS)

When I start my PC with Gentoo everything goes ok until it reaches INIT: Entering runlevel: 3 ... Starting D-BUS system messagebus It just stops booting here. What might be wrong and ...
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My touchpad is unresponsive; is it dying?

The touchpad on my laptop appears to be no longer functioning. I typically use an external keyboard and mouse, so I didn't notice the problem until I tried to use the touchpad. I'm running Gentoo ...
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What are the steps to install a LAMP configuration under Gentoo

All of the guides I could find online were from 2004 and they no longer work. I am stumped. Could someone create a step by step guide? I have Apache working, but PHP does not work.
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Ubuntu theme on Gentoo

I've just moved from Ubuntu 10.04 on Gentoo and wondering where I can get default Ubuntu gnome theme? I would highly appreciate any interface customization howto's too.
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Extracting init script from bult-in intrfs into Linux bzImage

I have following problem - I damaged my system (Gentoo - by rebuilding using gcc 4.5) beyond repair. I unmounted /home, copied /etc + other important files and I've started reinstalling system. ...
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Is it possible to mount an LVM built on one machine onto another?

I've got a system with three drives that's build as a set of volume groups, under Ubuntu. I'm moving the drives to my Gentoo server, which has space for all three. Is it possible to somehow get the ...
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Gentoo install yabootconfig loop

I've been installing Gentoo on an iBook G4 from the minimal cd. The install seemed to be working perfectly, until I came to "Configuring the Bootloader" in the handbook. I followed all of the steps ...
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Root file system is mounted read-only on boot on Gentoo Linux

I am using Gentoo Linux and for a while now, the root file system is mounted read-only on booting. For obvious reasons, this is quite annoying as most services do not start up correctly (I do not use ...
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Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect other apps. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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Why can't mplayer/libdvdcss/whatever play my DVDs?

To put it bluntly, mplayer is unable to correctly play video DVDs. It seems to correctly find the title and everything, but the picture is broken or not displayed at all, with messages like: a52: CRC ...
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Chromium 7.0.517.36, click to start Flash feature is gone?

Gentoo Linux, Chromium-7.0.517.36 and adobe-flash-10.2.161.23_pre20100927. I was happy when they added that feature to Chromium 7, so that when I set "Do not allow any site to run plugins" in the ...
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Messed up keybinding on Gentoo

After I installed some updates on my Gentoo system some Keybindings are messed up. I didn't make a note which packages - so I cannot provide a list. The only thing I remember is that I installed ...
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xmodmap no longer works for XF86 keys?

I recently upgraded xorg-server to 1.7.7 on gentoo linux (along with a bunch of other upgrades...). It seems that xmodmap no longer accepts my .Xmodmap file. I get errors like /usr/bin/xmodmap: ...
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Remote shell sessions logout on hibernate

I often found to close laptop to fast, with few remote ssh sessions opened. And after wakeup i found few dead-shells, witch has not been closed :/ How i can force clean exit of remote ssh-sessions on ...
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Mounting a USB digital camera on Gentoo

I'm having trouble mounting my Kodak EasyShare C190 under gentoo. It seems to be getting recognized without issue, but as far as I can tell is not assigned a device-name with which to mount it: lsusb ...
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Can I use a package manager of one distribution on another?

I want to use Gentoo's packages on Fedora. Is this possible? EDIT: I meant that I want to use Gentoo's portage tree. UPDATE: How about Ubuntu's packages on Fedora? Or Fedora's on Gentoo? Or any ...
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Can i start an X session “background”?

can i start the *DM (e.g. kdm) on tty7, but not present on the screen? For example, i want to stay at tty1 while the login manager is waiting on tty7 on boot.