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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 get persistent audit logs?

I am currently trying to figure out which application is creating a mysterious socket file called "no" in my home directory. It happens only every few weeks, that is why I have setup auditd ...
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How to use containers in Firefox v85?

I have Firefox version 85.0.2-r1, but I am unable to use containers. I tried to install the multi-account container add-on, but I see nothing. I'm using Gentoo Linux. www-client/firefox-85.0.2-r1:0/...
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How do I solve the error “execv: No such file or directory” from rsync?

How do I solve the error "execv: No such file or directory" from rsync? I'm trying to back up several machines to a linux server using rsync and it's working in most scenarios: path-to-path ...
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How can I audit a flatpak installation?

I would like to install Toontown Rewritten on my Gentoo laptop, but the only distribution that comes up (from community and official support) is this flatpak. My understanding is that flatpak is being ...
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Chmod -R 700 / (systemwide Chmod) Wireless not detected. Is there a way I can fix this with Perl?

Multiple issues here. I tried to chmod my home directory as root to 600 and it hit the entire system before I could stop it. I don't know what the settings are supposed to be but I know Perl can fix ...
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Motif Window Manager on Gentoo

So I've been thinking about using Motif Window Manager on Gentoo, and I just recently installed that Linux distro. However, I tried to do my outmost to look for guides on how to set-up Motif Window ...
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Linux Failing Drives Cant Find the Drives

I am being told I have a failing hard drive but no one can tell me which one. I have 2-146GB drives and 4-1TB drives. Accoring to my list I only see 2 of the actual drives? How can I get a list of the ...
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Gentoo Linux. Cannot configure NVIDIA graphics

I'm new to Gentoo Linux. I was trying to install Xorg on Gentoo in order to install KDE Plasma as desktop environment. In accordance with the Xorg/Guide article from Gentoo Wiki I prepared the kernel ...
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I changed my secondary drive to EFI after a Gentoo install. Can I get my files back?

I'll try to explain the situation, because my setup was really strange and I never bothered to fix it. Basically I had a main 256 GB Crucial SSD with the Windows 10 OS and all of my main work on it. ...
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My root partition disappeared when using testdisk

This morning I was planning on deleting Windows 10 completely for good so I opened up Gparted, deleted the partition, and called it a day. No, there was something wrong. I forgot to check if there was ...
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Screen goes black after minutes of no activity on kde5

The screen turns black after minutes of no activity in kde5, I guess it is a screen saver, but I have no way to configure it. I have deactivated the power saving, the option that turns off the screen ...
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Gentoo: how to get a list of packages in a package set?

In Gentoo "package set" is a "a convenient shorthand for a large group of packages". For example system and profile both refer to sets of packages deemed necessary for your system ...
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Old Intel Pentium PC: am I an i586? Does Gentoo provide i586 packages? What else am I compatible with? [duplicate]

Greetings Super Users! I've recently commenced revitalizing a very old PC. She's running an Intel Pentium, x86_64. I thought I'd give Gentoo a go because I've found it very appealing and as a Bedrock ...
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Give space to a tiny computer (tmpfs with swap over nfs)

I have a tiny computer with not so much RAM (1-2GiB) and very little disk space in which I installed Gentoo. I also have space on a shared NFS. In order to be able to compile any package, even the ...
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Custom linux kernel not booting w/ nVidia GT710

I've been using Gentoo for over 15 years now and decided to replace one of my machines with a brand new AMD Ryzen machine. But: I can't get it to boot with a custom kernel, whilst the standard ...
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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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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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