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drobbins

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  1. I just committed a fixed git-r3.eclass -- added 'PROPERTIES='live'' to the eclass. In my opinion, this is a silly new feature of Portage that was not necessary, as git-r3.eclass is not a wonderful idea in the first place and didn't need a new 'feature' to prevent it from breaking with the network-sandbox feature. Over-engineering. Full fix should appear in meta-repo in 15 minutes.
  2. I've committed a fix just now for libglvnd, but not the larger git-r3.eclass issue (which I'm working on now). The fix for libglvnd should be live in about 15 minutes. I'll repeat what I said in the bug, as I think it's important to point out that git-r3 is a bad idea. Gentoo seems to be in love with git-r3.eclass but it sucks as I point out below: "OK, I want to zoom out on this problem for a moment and just state that git-r3.eclass is in general a bad idea and the 'github hack' should be used in its place if at all possible. Yes, we need to fix git-r3.eclass, but when we have the o
  3. You're welcome. Let us know if you encounter any other issues, or if you just want to leave general feedback here. And it's fine to report problems here too -- if they seem like a real bug, don't be shy to report it to the bug tracker too.
  4. I've committed a fix for this -- should be in the tree in 15 minutes.
  5. Stuff like this should be reported to the bug tracker not the forums, but I will go ahead and fix it.
  6. Answers: "build" is not currently used. It was used when we were doing unstable and stable builds but now all are "~" snapshots. The steam-nvidia-launcher is NVIDIA-specific. The Mesa-based one is coming soon and will be called "steam-launcher" or "steam-mesa-launcher". I just did a 1.4 release of the NVIDIA launcher which will be the basis for the Mesa one (had to fix some stuff before the Mesa one is forked.) -Daniel
  7. Before releasing the Mesa-based Steam launcher, it was time to do a maintenance release on our official NVIDIA Steam launcher. This package now has an ebuild and the docs at https://www.funtoo.org/Steam have been updated accordingly. To emerge, type "emerge steam-nvidia-launcher" and then consult the wiki documentation for host setup steps. This new launcher uses an updated container image which will store your downloaded games in ~/SteamData on the host, rather than in the container. This will allow for game persistence (not having to re-download games) for future iterations of the cont
  8. Hi Everyone, I"ve posted a new YouTube video which I hope you find useful. Troubleshooting is an important topic and something worth reflecting on.
  9. @ennui AppArmor is enabled again, and for a bit the dovecot mess resurfaced. But I disabled the dovecot profiles this should have already been resolved. If necessary, reboot your container and it should be fine.
  10. I was able to reproduce the issue with pulseaudio not working until I killed it and I restarted. I spent a day trying to figure out why this was and no luck so far. I am wondering if it's an issue related to how steam interfaces with pulseaudio.
  11. GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf: [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business. If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf: [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates unt
  12. Also, please, open a bug for this issue on the bug tracker.
  13. Yes, it boots fine for me using UEFI. What hardware are you attempting to boot it on? (Laptop model or motherboard)
  14. @lazlo.vii will be adding persistent games storage (beyond container wipes) at some point. Can you first make sure that the container works with PulseAudio? I do not currently support ALSA. When you are in the container testing glxgears, type "echo $DISPLAY" and make sure it is set to the same value as your regular user outside of the container, and also run "xhost +local:" as your regular user outside of the container. Then see if glxgears will start. I have not reproduced this issue but someone else has, but they did not tell me the root cause of it. So hang tight, should be f
  15. Hi All, I've upgraded our authentication framework, and you should be able to log in. But the migration was not without hiccups. You should be able to log in to forums, wiki, bugs, code.funtoo.org and friends. You might notice that some bugs on bugs.funtoo.org have my name listed as "drobbins#1". This isn't because I think I'm awesome, but because our migration triggered some bad behavior in JIRA and I need to repair its user database. It's annoying, but very fixable, and I'll get to this soon, and should continue to work in the meantime. If you have login issues, please me
  16. With the steam container running, use the launcher with the "attach" option to connect to a shell inside the container and try running "glxgears", and debug from there. There is info on the Steam page on the wiki on how to do this.
  17. Steam now has an official launcher script to make it easier to use, called "steam-nvidia-launcher". I've updated the Steam documentation at https://www.funtoo.org/Steam to now direct users to use the launcher script instead. It's easier to use and more robust, as you just have one script that does everything from download the docker image, to create the container, to start the container if it already exists and needs to be started locally. steam-nvidia-launcher also fixes a bug where the Steam container wouldn't start consistently after a reboot. Launcher is available here. Remember
  18. You simply need to eselect python and choose another default python implementation first.
  19. Hi everyone, Since the 1.4 release, we have technically supported running Steam under Funtoo using LXD, docker or chroot, but we didn't really have an official build of Steam or official instructions, so a lot was left to the user and I know this was frustrating for a lot of people. When I realized that Steam setup was an ongoing, painful, still unresolved issue, I started work on an official set of instructions for setting up Steam, and I wasn't happy with the existing documentation out on the Interwebs for getting this set up, so I had to create our own reliable solution for this.
  20. I've added this documentation on subuids and subgids to the wiki, linked under the main LXD page: https://www.funtoo.org/LXD/What_are_subuids_and_subgids%3F#How_Does_LXD_Use_Subuids.3F
  21. OK, interesting, this means that as you found, the defaults in login.defs are not wonderful. From the useradd man page (see bolded part): SUB_GID_MIN (number), SUB_GID_MAX (number), SUB_GID_COUNT (number) If /etc/subuid exists, the commands useradd and newusers (unless the user already have subordinate group IDs) allocate SUB_GID_COUNT unused group IDs from the range SUB_GID_MIN to SUB_GID_MAX for each new user. So this means, when you created /etc/subuid, you magically enabled useradd to try to start assigning subuid ranges to new users. And by default, its subuid
  22. 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 unpleasan
  23. 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
  24. 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 new
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