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How to stop X server on Gentoo?

I tried to stop X so I could install graphics drivers. First I tried with killall -9 X but X server just restarted. Then I tried init 3 but that didn't closed X. How do I close it?
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Multi-monitor aterm transparency

I have 3 monitors which I set the background with using xpmroot my-5760x1200bg.png I then setup aterm to use transparency by adding the following to my ~/.Xdefaults file. aterm*transparent:true ...
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How to enable more php extensions on Gentoo server?

I have working apache/php/mysql on my Gentoo server. But I have to enable some extensions in php (json, exif). I did: USE="dev-lang/php json exif" emerge dev-lang/php Please, tell me what next? ...
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/etc/login.defs LOGIN_STRING configuration error

In the file /etc/login.defs there's the option LOGIN_STRING which is commented out (I'm on a gentoo system). When I uncomment this option I'll get the following error message after a successful login: ...
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xsplash in Gentoo

I'm trying to install xsplash in Gentoo. I've googled and googled and come up with nothing. I downloaded the sources from https://launchpad.net/xsplash, compiled and installed them without issue, but ...
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Start init script only once network interface is up

I have a headless media server using mpd running on gentoo. Mpd is configured to start at boot (and I don't have the rc scripts running in parallel either), but unfortunately mpd won't start if it ...
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Making wine to be compiled with libxml2 support on gentoo

Despite I had xml use flag in my make.conf and installed libxml2 before compiling wine sometimes I'm getting errors like this: This program tried to use a DOMDocument object, but libxml2 support was ...
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Software RAID never shuts down correctly

Because I just love to push the boat out, I have setup my Gentoo Linux box on a software RAID 1 (mirroring), I have created a volume group with logical volumes for each of the major sections of the ...
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Alsa loads the wrong modules

I have four sound cards: two that I use (on-board HDA and a creative live card) and two that I don't (HDA on the video card and USB audio in the monitor). /etc/modprobe.conf is set up correctly: # ...
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How to deal with Gentoo failing to boot due to “Locking type initialisation failed” on checkroot?

My system is Gentoo Linux based booting off an LVM based root partition. The system successfully boots through the initrd. It starts the init of the main kernel, but then fails when trying to check ...
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Building a Linux Environment in a VM for use Outside of the VM

I'd like to switch from Ubuntu to a distro that doesn't hold my hand so much, so I thought Gentoo would be interesting to play with. From what I understand though, a lot of time will be spent ...
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How to make unicode characters visible in Emacs?

When I open a file with some UTF-8 text in it the characters show up as boxes. I think I have a font missing, because I can safely edit these boxes and the changes will turn out correctly when I look ...