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  1. For those who may not understand the embracing of next-gen communication clients... it's really not about the technology here. We have people who use Discord and Telegram already, and do not like IRC. I, personally, am really enjoying the newer communities over freenode. I feel like there's too much rumors/OSS politics on freenode these days. I spend my time on freenode dealing with this crap rather than having fun and moving Funtoo forward. I see too much weird community dynamics -- too much drama, and we're sitting right next to the Gentoo channels and there is often unpleasant "overspray" I need to deal with -- things like "hey drobbins, did you see that person X is saying thing Y about Funtoo and/or you in channel Z?" Then I feel obligated to personally deal with it. If you are someone who loves freenode and the freenode community, you should be there. I have been using freenode since before it was called freenode. I remember when lilo (now deceased, and relentlessly attacked by his detractors) ran the show. Freenode, despite its reputation for being the place on the Internet for OSS-related chat, has always been a rough place socially to some degree. The truth is that there are a lot of options for Funtoo users to find a community that works for them, and I'm really happy to be not just on Discord but on Telegram too: https://t.me/funtoolinux The important thing is to find a community that is a positive environment for you, that gives you energy rather than takes it away, so for these reasons I am very glad for Discord and now Telegram and think everyone should be too 🙂 The newer technology is also nice -- like being able to edit posts, post actual screenshots into the channel for support purposes, funny gifs, voice support, *amazing mobile clients*, etc etc etc. -Daniel
  2. Everyone, GNOME stages are now officially part of Funtoo. These beefy stages (that was a Larry the Cow pun) weigh in at about 1.4GB and include the following goodies: GNOME 3.32 Mozilla Firefox Popular graphics drivers already enabled metalog, vim, linux-firmware Same debian-sources-lts kernel that is in our regular stage3 multicast DNS/avahi enabled by default The install docs have been updated to include references to these new GNOME stages. You can find them for download on the Subarch pages or on https://build.funtoo.org. Also note that we should now have LXD images for every subarch which will allow you to set up optimized Funtoo-in-Funtoo environments using LXD. Of course, these are fully optimized stages and we plan to continue to offer these moving forward.
  3. You and I are on the cusp of a political discussion here 🙂 but I would argue that even "reputable" sites these days are spewing propaganda, so there is no substitute for critical thinking. We do not live in an ethical age. Whether intentional or the result of our modern echo chamber, there is misleading information EVERYWHERE online and I couldn't really tell you ANY trustworthy source of information that I would tell you that you could trust implicitly. Even Associated Press and Reuters seem horribly compromised and full of spin! Every journalist seems to want to write an atomic bomb of a news story and go though such extreme lengths to try to inject bias while remaining 'factual' -- it would be comical if it weren't so sad. Assuming a posture of skepticism and "it's probably not as bad as it sounds" is highly recommended when looking at sources of information online. Politics is the art of getting a ton of people pissed off and then leveraging that energy -- and doing this online is known to be extremely effective. So you just have to be wary. Don't be a pawn. Now, as for the other issues you raised, I guess I can read and think about those now that I've vented 🙂
  4. I'll take a look at the bug and see if eglplatform.h is in the right place or not.
  5. Frankly I am not sure. Probably what I would do is emerge liberation-fonts, and then see if the problem goes away. Then emerge another font set if that doesn't solve it, see if that fixes it. It is probably a very common font set and I'd bet it's liberation-fonts. I don't think strace will show you what you want. There is already a catalog of fonts, and I don't think it's going to try to do any IO to load the font it needs. It will just look in the catalog and see it's not available.
  6. @walterw you have found a legitimate bug. I have seen this issue as well but have not fixed it yet. My guess is that it is caused by GNOME missing a font set like Liberation Fonts which it uses by default. So I believe the ultimate solution is to conclusively determine what font is missing and then add this as a dependency of the terminal app and/or GNOME itself. I believe that is a correct fix. What you have done -- while it works -- is a workaround. It should just work by default, with no workaround required.
  7. Also, remember to rebuild your nvidia-kernel-modules after building the new kernel so the new nvidia kernel modules for the kernel are available prior to reboot.
  8. You should look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log or /var/log/gdm/greeter.log for specifics to start the troubleshooting process.
  9. To directly answer your question: Upgrade to the latest debian-sources-lts-4.19.67_p2-r1. It is compatible with these drivers. I am using this exact combination here:
  10. This is the discussion thread for the announcement: Post any questions or discussion here.
  11. Hey Everyone, We're now supporting Discord as an official Funtoo online community. Join via this link: https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU Forums discussion thread for this announcement here: Best, Daniel
  12. Two mobile phone apps that I like related to secure communications are: Signal and Telegram. Signal is designed to be a text message replacement (you can use it as your default text messaging app in Android, and upgrade certain conversations to secure) whereas Telegram is more like a better Google Hangouts.
  13. @stamasd I've made some changes to the upgrade docs at https://www.funtoo.org/Upgrade_Instructions/1.4-release#World_Update This should hopefully make things go more smoothly.
  14. @stamasd Yes, we should do that as this issue has impacted lots of users. I will look at doing that now, can you review my changes after I make them? I also saw you on freenode (but missed you) regarding radeon support. For that, please if you can file a bug with details so I can see in more detail what's going on.
  15. I tend to agree. Maybe we mask the other kernels that frankly most users never touch. But it seems best to keep gentoo-sources unmasked, but maybe add a warning to it. WIll see if I can modify an eclass to do this.
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