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Is there an (in)official guided installation routine for Gentoo Linux (>= 20140826)? [on hold]

After starting the Gentoo Linux image 20140826 I realized that there's no HDD installation routine on the ISO image and I started searching for it. There're a lot of installation guides available, ...
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XFS in-memory corruption after hibernate

I am constantly getting the below errors with XFS filesystem present on software raid-1 which was then converted to 3-disk raid-5. Errors happen exclusively after hibernate, normally either ...
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Mounting /dev/shm in a Gentoo chroot on Xubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install Gentoo, and instead of using one of the bootable minimal install CDs provided by Gentoo, I'm using a chroot in Ubuntu. I'm mainly following the instructions outlined here, ...
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Gentoo LDFLAGS optimizations really needed?

I'm using Gentoo Linux. Here is my toolchain: sys-kernel/linux-headers-3.9 sys-devel/binutils-2.23.1 USE="cxx nls zlib -multislot -multitarget -static-libs {-test} -vanilla" ...
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Two fully functioning profiles running simultaneously

Question: Is it possible to open two different instances of Firefox, each running a separate profile, and have it so each time firefox -P <profile name> is run it will connect to the already ...
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nfsroot freezing every once in a while presumably due to network glitch

Setup I've set up a thin client running gentoo according to these instructions. It seems to work quite nicely except that every once in a while it freezes. I've found that I can duplicate the issue ...
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Xorg on Asus Zenbook Prime

I have a Asus Zenbook UX32L that i want to install Gentoo on. I have got the base system working but i can't get Xorg to work. The laptop have a hybrid GPU or something like that. When i try to start ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 64 on Qemu Fails - no disk can be found due to Virtio driver issues

I'm unable to install Windows 8.1 x64 with the following steps on a qemu virtual machine: qemu-img create -f qcow2 Windows8.img 20G qemu-system-x86_64 -machine pc,accel=kvm:tcg -cpu host -m 2048 ...
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Which keymap should I use for a wired Mac keyboard in Gentoo Linux?

I just purchase the new wired Mac keyboard: Running on Gentoo Linux it works mostly fine. The only problem I am having is the function keys and swapping the Alt and Command keys to resemble a ...
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Cuda installation to Gentoo

I desperate to install dev-util/nvidia-cuda-sdk to my Gentoo system (3.12.30-gentoo kernel) for programming and for rendering with blender 2.72b I have a Nvidia Quadro FX 3700 graphic card using the ...
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Chrome 33 shows ugly, blocky, pixelated fonts in Linux

After updating to the latest version of Chrome (33) on my Gentoo Linux box, certain sites such as GitHub have started rendering with ugly, pixelated, non-antialiased fonts. Small text is now basically ...
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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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Gentoo - Virt-Manager Interface Issues

I am trying to start the interface within virt-manager. Unfortunately, I am prompted with this error when trying to run the Virtual Network: "Error starting network 'default': Unable to create bridge ...
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Gentoo Linux: Building a kernel that only only contains drivers for the hardware in place

I would like to build a kernel for my system that only contains modules for the hardware which is really in place. Of course I can walk through lspci and manually select all the necessary device ...
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Gentoo machine on new network don't get an ip address from the DHCP server

I just moved my stationery/server from one town to an other and now the Internet connection have stopped working. It is the same Internet supplier in both towns it is called Waoo Fiberbredbånd. ...
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updating php 5.5 to latest stable version on gentoo

I have recently been put in charge of keeping an eye on the servers (we don't have a server admin) and I just realized that we are running a pretty old version of php which has multiple ...
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Install Gentoo via compilation on virtualbox?

Note that I am not asking how to install Gentoo on a Virtualbox VM. My question is this: I have a slow machine ("Armpit"), and a fast machine ("Emperor"). Let's say I want to install Gentoo on ...
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VESA DPMS not working with xscreensaver

I have a monitor fully VESA DPMS capable. I am using Gentoo stable with XFCE. For xscreensaver: I have the setting "Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode" enabled. For xscreensaver: I have the setting ...
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How to add emerge --info to a bugreport with pybugz?

Users are usually requested to attach emerge --info to a bug report. bugz attach 501008 < (emerge --info) can create this system information in one line, but with a number as file name. Hence the ...
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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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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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Gentoo xorg-server update conflicts

I ran eix-sync and emerge world -uvDp, then I got below message. I am quite confused by this message. It seems it is saying that the lower version of xorg-server is conflicting withe higher version ...
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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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How to repair an SD card which shows incorrect size?

I've a Transcend SD card for 16 GB and am using it in my smartphone. One day I've discovered that the smartphone recognize it as 6 GB only. I've tried to find the solution to set the correct ...
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How can I monitor every newly created process of an entire Linux system?

I am on a gentoo Linux system and I want to monitor the time and name of every created and deleted process on an entire Linux system. How can I do that? If possible, I do not want to install new ...
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How does multiarch works?

I'm trying to set up a multiarch rootfs for a system which can run both endianess from the same kernel. Of course, I can' t mix libraries of different endianness inside the same program. On top of ...
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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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Permanent permissions change on /proc

I have a Kopete plug-in that tries to blink my Thinkpad light when I have a new incoming message. To accomplish this it uses a /proc virtual file provided by the thinkpad-acpi kernel module, situated ...
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Can't mount share in VirtualBox guest

I'm attempting to mount a share in a guest OS in VirtualBox: $ mount -t vboxsf share /mnt/share /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device If I click the folder icon in the ...
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Seperate build directory in ebuild

I have an ebuild which isn't allowed to build in it's source directory, but wants a separate build directory. Whats the best way to do this in an ebuild?
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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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Can't enable apache mod on emerge

I want to add mod_proxy and mod_proxy_http to Apache server on my Gentoo, but apparently some file with high priority on the system is disabling the mods and preventing me to install. I am currently ...
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Overclocking and Intel Speedstep in GNU/Linux?

OS: Gentoo CPU: i7 920 (2.66 GHz) Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 (BIOS: 1202 (this is the most recent version)) Having overclocked for some years with Speedstep simply disabled to allow for as high ...
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Gentoo x11-proto/xcb-proto-1.10 cannot be installed

I wanted to reinstall my system today, but I get this really suspicious error in xcb-proto... Have a look at this line: /bin/sh: line 0: cd: ...
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How do I ignore / override parts of Gentoo binpkg environment locally?

On Gentoo, a binary package gets the host build time environment included within every package. This includes a whole bunch of bash variables and functions. Scenario: I'm developing yet another ...
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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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External HDD not detected in Gentoo

I am using Gentoo Linux and I have an issue with Seagate Expansion 500G external HDD. The system does not detect the drive properly. A similar problem is described in this thread on Arch forums. Here ...
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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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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...
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gcc --as-needed linker flag not working

I have two computers with Gentoo, both on AMD64. I try to build a following program: int main() {tgetent();} The command to compile is: gcc -v 1.c -Wl,--as-needed -lncurses On one computer it ...
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zfs module locks fs if storage file is used at this fs

First of all following things are related to gentoo on amd64 and zfs for linux. I'm persistently receiving mount-ro failed because we are using / on system shutdown inside my sandbox-virtual machine ...
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Configuring network after initial install of gentoo?

Installed gentoo with the minimal CD. Utilities like iwconfig and net-setup are included and I managed to connect on the lived to networking. However when I boot my system I noticed that the desktop ...
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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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Sound distortion in PulseAudio on Gentoo

I'm running Gentoo Linux on an amd64-powered PC. My soundcard is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA). I'm also using PulseAudio. The problem is that sound frequently goes ...
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List currently installed unstable packages (Gentoo Linux)

I accidentally removed my package accept_keywords file. There were only a few packages which I needed from ~amd64, but I can't remember them all. I could recover them if I had the list all the ...
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netctl tries to connect via IPv6

it's me again. I finally installed my Gentoo to a bootable, circular-dependency-free state. But I have a lot of troubles with enabling Wifi. I have an Intel Centrino 100-N chipset. The drivers are ...
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Gentoo Portage Circular Dependency

I installed a new Gentoo Linux on my box. I'm using Arch Linux for a while now and I thought it was time for something new. The system runs happily and it is bootable, but I can't figure out how to ...
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Gentoo Linux: emerge installs several versions of portages

I'm a beginner in Gentoo Linux. Just have been installed Calculate. I want to install Ruby. But when I call emerge -av dev-lang/ruby it installs 1.8.7 AND 1.9.3 AND 2.0.0. Why?? Ok. When I specify a ...
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Gentoo and Grub2: system hangs when using GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

I've successfully installed Gentoo as a VirtualBox Guest VM following the handbook (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml). Everything in order, but I want to change the default ...