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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 ...
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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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How do I install a volume control and support hardware buttons in Xfce on Gentoo?

I have got my audio card and alsamixer working on my Gentoo installation, as I'm too bored to visit that program all the time I need to make a subtle audio adjustment I'm looking forward to doing this ...
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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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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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Set proper rights for sshfs mountpoint so it can be shared with samba

I have a domain hoster that provides access via SSH. My platforms are: Gentoo 2.6.36-r5 Windows (XP/Vista/7) I work on my Windows, I use Gentoo to do all the magic Windows can't do. Therefore I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does WUBI handle partitions upon shutdown?

Alright, so, basically, I'm trying to boot up Gentoo in a manner similar to WUBI; I have an installation on an ext4-formatted loopback file, BURG installed under the Windows Bootloader, and 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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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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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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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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Gentoo Alternative for Netbook [closed]

I've been 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 lasts ...
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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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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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How to see which device uses which kernel module?

I have a Samsung phone GT-B3210. For some time I was unable to find working Windows drivers for it. I eventually gave up looking. Then one time I was charging phone over its USB port and booted Ubuntu ...
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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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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.
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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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choose between different *.conf, based on current subnet

I have gentoo running on a laptop that I use on two different networks. When I'm in the office there are a couple of tweaks I need/want in make.conf and resolve.conf.head: I have access to a local ...
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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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Setting up NFS server on Gentoo

I'm trying to set up an NFS server on a Gentoo VM. I've installed nfs-utils-1.2.2 and added the following line to the /etc/exports file: /root/svn 10.0.0.0/255.0.0.0(rw,sync,no_subtree_check) ...
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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 install a old ebuild while it's no longer in the portage tree? For example, subversion 1.4.4

For compatibility reasons, I want to install subversion-1.4.4-r4 rather than the latest.
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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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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. ...