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

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How to tell if a distro was made using Gentoo

I've downloaded a Linux distribution and tried it on my PC. When I checked the documentation I noticed that there was no information about how it was developed. I wonder if it was developed using ...
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Setting Home Directory to `/home`

I have a single user system and I want to set my home directory not to /home/username, but to /home. How can I do it so nothing would blow up? It would be fine, if the solution would avoid something ...
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linux dual monitor setup each connected to intel and nvidia gpus

My computer is intel 9600k + vertical monitor + z390 chipset + nvidia rtx 2060 + horizontal monitor + Gentoo linux + Xorg server 1.20.6 + gnome 3.32.2 In the UEFI i've set intel iGPU as primary GPU. ...
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Full Linux hard disk backup and restore

I am using Gentoo at work and I f***** it up multiple times by now. I have second hard disk which is not in use in my computer. Is there any way to backup whole hard disk in use onto a second and then ...
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How to Properly Configure LILO?

I want to use LILO instead of GRUB, got some questions about configuring it nicely. I have only one OS on my machine, so there is no need for prompting me to choose a boot entry; here is my lilo.conf: ...
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Visual Studio Code marketplace returns ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE

I write to you today because I am having an issue with the Visual Studio Code marketplace. As you can see from the title, when trying to load the marketplace, the error given is ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE. ...
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How do I purchase a license for Gentoo? [closed]

It looks like every genuine GNU/Linux distribution should have key servers and every user should purchase a license according to https://gitlab.com/glat-official/howtotell I use Gentoo. I was unable ...
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VirtualBox guest addition works incorrectly

I installed Gentoo on a virtual machine and guest addition too. I checked that it works. For example, I can drag and drop a file from the host to the virtual machine and back. I also have a shared ...
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Could not fetch specs from https://rubygems.org/

I have gentoo linux where I run a gitlab instance. I'm stuck upgrading to dev-vcs/gitlab-gitaly-1.7.1 When the installation executes command bundle install --deployment The output is: Fetching ...
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Show disabled preferences in Mozilla Firefox 67.0

about:preferences shows Your organization has disabled the ability to change some preferences. How can I see what was disabled? I compiled Mozilla Firefox 67.0 from source (via ebuild on Gentoo ...
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Gentoo / Emerging the latest version of qtwebengine fails

Command: emerge qtwebengine COMMON_FLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe" MAKEOPTS="-j3" USE="-bindist" RAM: 4 Gb I have tried removing -pipe, and setting -j1, and also adding -jumbo-build to USE flags, ...
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Can anybody show me how to properly install Funtoo Linux on Btrfs filesystem (EFI)?

Well, I've tried to install Funtoo Linux and Arch Linux on Btrfs as root filesystem (in my notebook, so it's EFI) but I just could not reach this objective even following every kind of tutorials I've ...
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Trying to install Gentoo Linux, stuck at GRUB

I am trying to install Gentoo Linux, following the instructions on their website, but I cannot go beyond a GRUB prompt. I downloaded the "Minimal Installation CD" ISO, AMD64, 2019.04.21, and burned ...
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bad uid 8 in virtual_uid_maps

Sending mail fails. Logs show this error: warning: recipient user@domain.com: bad uid 8 in virtual_uid_maps Relevant settings in main.cf: local_recipient_maps = virtual_uid_maps = static:8 ...
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Why no-nls utf8 locale is called C.UTF-8 in Debian and C.utf8 in Gentoo

I usually worked with Debian GNU/Linux, and UTF-8 locale with no translations was called C.UTF-8. I assumed, this is de-facto name for such locale. Recently, I was installing Gentoo GNU/Linux ...
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Run x11vnc on boot with LightDM

I use Gentoo. I'm fighting with one problem - how to startup x11vnc server with lightdm. I have i3wm installed with LightDM, everything is configured and works, but the only problem is remaining - I ...
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pacct file on gentoo gobbles up lots of disk space, can I nullyfy it?

root@GentooLinux_18:41:46_Wed Apr 03:/var/account#du -shc * 2.3G pacct 2.3G total Wondering!! And I am getting this : couldn't open file '@ACCT_FILE_LOC@'
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How to install Java on a Gentoo Docker image

I have Gentoo Docker image. I'm trying to install Java 8 inside the container. There are tutorials on the web, but they didn't help. I tried to run: emerge --verbose dev-java/icedtea-bin:8 But got ...
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Can't change directory or transfer files with vsftpd

I've installed vsftpd on my computer with Gentoo Linux. I'm connecting to it from localhost. There seems to be nothing wrong with networking or privileges, since I can log into the ftp server and ...
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gentoo - Disable parallel build for llvm

I have Gentoo installed on computer with relatively small amount of RAM (1 GB). When I install llvm (emerge -a llvm), the computer always goes out of memory. All 4 cc1plus processes are using about 25 ...
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Use Xorg autoconfig to dynamically apply settings depending on monitor?

The setup is as follows: a common Gentoo linux based system image (has to be shared between all) 1 out of 3 different touch based input devices 1 out of 3 different monitors There is always only one ...
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OpenRC How to delay service startup?

I tried looking for a way to delay a service in startup because it slows down starting. I want to delay Dhcpc startup, because its probing IP too long. So I want to delay it after logging in, but I ...
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How do I set a random background image in LightDM GTK Greeter (Gentoo)?

It seems that LightDM's GTK greeter doesn't support choosing a random image from a folder. Does any one know of a way to achieve this without resorting to the webkit greeter?
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which gentoo subsystem is creating a useless route on a wwan interface? and how do I stop it?

I have a Huawei webConnect Jet USB stick that lets me connect to the internet via cellular data connection. After a recent software upgrade the device now creates a useless default route on the wwan ...
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Force en-masse powerwash for 1500 chromebooks?

My friend refurbishes pcs, buys trucks of them from companies and reinstalls Windows, updates, etc to get them resold.I am more a linux guy than he is so he asked me if I knew a way to force the ...
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Dual boot Gentoo and ArchLinux using grub

I am trying to experiment with Gentoo, so I resized my ArchLinux Partition to free up some space. I installed Gentoo on the following partition schema: Model: ATA ST3500411SV (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: ...
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How to configure grub.cfg to decrypt root partition?

I'm using common "pattern" well known as LVM on LUKS. I have /dev/sda1 which is used for /boot and /dev/sda2 which is dm-crypted partition (default aes-sha512-xts). There are two lvm partitions: one ...
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Gentoo fstab issues and commented out

I'm installing Gentoo by following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mD6aAG7DNA I'm at 17:20 but his fstab file looks severly different than mine. Does anyone know how I can fix it? I ...
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Dual Boot Linux Mint and Gentoo

To start off I'm not too good at this, I have minor/intermediate experience with Linux. I have Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon and wanted to dual boot with Gentoo (latest version, amd64, hybrid iso). I ...
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Installing a Linux kernel in the UEFI BIOS of the Xiaomi Mi Air 13

My post is about the UEFI BIOS of the Xiaomi Mi Air 13. It is a very interesting laptop, light and tough. His BIOS seems an InsydeH20 One, and I can't clear Secure Boot keys. I'm in the process to ...
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Where to report issues about “genkernel all” not selecting reasonable defaults?

genkernel states that bugs ought not to be reported against genkernel after a failure like drivers/scsi/aha1542.c: In function ‘aha1542_interrupt’: drivers/scsi/aha1542.c:306:3: error: implicit ...
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Why does emerging fail?

Running emerge sys-kernel/gentoo-sources fails due to Failed to install sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.9.16, but both the command output and the mentioned log file don't contain any information afaik: # ...
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Gentoo, reconfigure network after changing network interface name from eno1 to sit0, fresh install

I'he just install Gentoo. After boot I recognized that I don't have an internet connection. Using ls -l /sys/class/net I've found that eno1 was changed to sit0 How to reconfigure network after ...
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Can't install Pentoo on a logical Ext partition

I'm trying to install Pentoo which is simply based on Gentoo, but I already have Windows 10 installed on my 1st three primary partitions, so I made an extented partition (sda4) and 2 others logicals ...
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How do enable Alt-F2 to switch consoles?

I recently installed gentoo on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 laptop. I have it dual booting windows and gentoo. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to switch virtual consoles using AltF2. It seems to ...
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Gentoo installation and DHCP issues

I am trying to install Gentoo from the minimal install disc on my old 32-bit Lenovo T60 laptop. After getting past the initial install screen to the minimal install CD shell I got a DHCP error and was ...
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Gentoo: how to install binutils from binary package (because I accidentally deleted it)

I accidentally deleted my binutils and tried to install it as a binary package. However, emerge is always complaining that there is no package by that name. I downloaded the packages from here and ...
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How to chroot Arch from a Gentoo live cd?

I have a laptop with 2 OS partitions: 1 for Windows 10, 1 for Arch Linux. The bootloader is the Windows one, so I cannot start Arch. Now my Windows suddenly broke, so my laptop cannot startup normally ...
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MATLAB crashing system (gentoo linux)

First let me preface this by stating that I'm pretty new to MATLAB and Linux, perhaps I'm missing something obvious, if that's the case please be patient with me. I've been asked to help with a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 clock won't sync after reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Gentoo and the clock doesn't sync with NTP after a reboot. Once the system comes up again it restores the last recorded time from swclock. I have to start the ntp-...
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How to fix what emerge is complaining about?

I have a Gentoo 13 system built from sources following the handbook. Its in the default/linux/amd64/13.0 configuration. I use the system to test other software on the platform. Software testing is the ...
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Chromium MIDI setup on Linux

I'm currently trying to work out how MIDI is supposed to work in Chromium on Linux. I'm on Gentoo. I've got Chromium 52.0.2743.60 installed. The midi access object obtained from navigator....
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Broken fonts on Gentoo

I'm running Gentoo with KDE and the infinality patchset. For the most part, the interface looks just fine. However, in some of the applications the font for Latin characters is ugly. This is a ...
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Gnome install on gentoo: “gnome-session not found”

I am trying to install gentoo on an old desktop I have. I have not used gentoo before, and have run into some problems getting gnome to work Following the gnome install guide on the wiki (https://...
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Cannot connect to network from inside Virtualbox (Windows Host, Gentoo Guest)

I recently got my computer upgraded from windows 8 to 10, and since then, I've been having trouble getting the internet to work. I was hoping that someone could give me some advice on how to debug ...
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Linux SystemRescueCD, eth1 works but not eth0

Got a RHEL system that I'm trying to troubleshoot. I used the Linux SystemRescueCD (Gentoo Linux). When I boot, I choose option 1 ("default boot options"). If I boot and just configure eth1, I can ...
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Linux locale - how to disable smart quotes?

On my Gentoo system, find . -regextype help outputs find: Unknown regular expression type ‘help’; valid types are ‘findutils-default’, ‘awk’, ‘egrep’, ‘ed’, ‘emacs’, ‘gnu-awk’, ‘grep’, ‘posix-awk’, ‘...
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Installing gentoo with systemd

I'm trying to get my gentoo install to boot with systemd enabled, I've been using systemd on Arch and Fedora for a few years at this point and I followed the handbook and the systemd page on the wiki, ...
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How to install OS on a machine without a display?

I bought a new Intel NUC recently and plan to install Gentoo on it. I don't have a monitor and I only wish to use the NUC as server. I have these on my hand, Internet, and LAN A Mac that runs OS X (...
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Disable RAID in custom kernel?

I need a Gentoo 13 machine to test some software on the platform. I'm not a Gentoo regular, so I'm suffering their procedures. I noticed the kernel spends a couple of seconds booting due to RAID ...

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