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  1. I recently rebuilt my system to use the new 1.4 release and am still working out a few kinks which may be self-induced. I kept many of the previous use flags I had before, so maybe I should start anew? In any case, I compared the list of packages from my old image to the current one and don't see anything around fonts. The fonts also work well everywhere else, chromium, libreoffice, geany, etc. The only place where they're "messed up" is in terminator. Even if I go to an old console (from bootup), the fonts are easy to read and not squished together. The characters are over top o
  2. Yes, those are both great applications for communicating securely. I think the "problem" I'm trying to address is general web surfing where: 1. The source may not be reputable and information legitimate. It can plant an idea in your head. 2. The tracking, either through general surfing, use of "apps", OS-level monitoring, hardware monitoring (microphone / camera). 3. malicious apps / insecure apps / websites which harvest private information or are used to exchange private information, but may not be secure and could be intercepted by an adversary. Having said
  3. Hi, Thanks for your thoughts. Yes, that is something I think about, and you're right the 2 are inversely proportionally related. Yes, clearing cookies / browser cache is one step. From the desktop / end computer standpoint, I feel securing the system is much easier than a mobile device as the knobs are much easier to get at. Google / Apple give developers more control over security / privacy than the end user. Back to your philosophical view, so my concerns are: 1. I would like to minimize the blatant advertising that I am exposed to (here, privoxy works fairl
  4. Thanks, I think I'm back in business now.
  5. I am unable to install xorg-server, I am having a problem with gl? This looks oddly familiar to this: However, I have already done the same... Furthermore, to disable glamor, I removed support for ATI video cards since everything I run is Intel: /etc/make.conf VIDEO_CARDS="intel nouveau" /etc/portage/package.use/xorg x11-base/xorg-server -glamor -glvnd udev checking for GL... no configure: error: Package requirements (glproto >= 1.4.17 gl >= 9.2.0) were not met: Package dependency requirement 'gl >= 9.2.0' could not be satisfied. Package 'gl' has vers
  6. Given the complexity of the systems today and the vast number of interconnected devices, it is challenging to both secure the devices and ensure privacy. Setting up a firewall used to be sufficient; however, that is just one small piece. What components do you use and at which level? ie. firewall, SIEM, proxy server, DNS filter, IP blocks, etc.
  7. Does anyone still use squid for caching content these days? If so, do you use SSL Bump to make it more effective? Otherwise, Squid wouldn't be caching much since most sites are protected by SSL.
  8. Resetting the UPS fixed it - is there anyway to do that in the future without resetting the UPS? Walter
  9. I have a CyberPower, CP1500 AVR, UPS that I had at one point working with funtoo; however, I noticed recently that communications have broken down and I can no longer even start upsdrvctl. /etc/nut/nut.conf MODE=standalone /etc/nut/ups.conf [CyberPowerUPS] driver = usbhid-ups port = auto vendorid = 0764 productid = 0501 product = CST135XLU serial = CR7HQ2008167 vendor = CPS # @see: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/66611/nut-cyberpower-data-stale pollinterval = 15 /etc/nut/upsd.conf (com
  10. I am just curious - what is the manual effort that Daniel and team perform? It seems there is some testing around that, can that by automated is what I'm getting at? Why can't there be rolling releases? I'm not complaining about the release process, but am trying to understand when the infra team prepares 1.3 or 1.4, what are they doing? Why must they do it by hand? I understand that Funtoo packages is a collection of software all developed at a different pace and that ebuilds have to be maintained to keep up with those packages. I'm looking for, how can we improve infrastruct
  11. So, if I understand correctly, testing is based on the end user manually follows above steps and reporting any issues? Can any tasks be automated?
  12. I am wondering what is involved for testing releases such as the upcoming 1.4 release? Is it manual by the user base, automated, etc.? How can we help out? Thanks, Walter
  13. Hi all, I built squid 4.6 with both ssl and ssl-crtd enabled: net-proxy/squid qos tproxy ssl ssl-crtd htcp wccp wccpv2 caps And, after it is done building, I expect ssl_crtd to live in /usr/libexec or somewhere down there, but after doing: find / -type f | grep ssl | grep crtd I see nothing. Even with: find / -type f | grep crtd I too see nothing. I don't see any build errors I checked the squid documentation and everything I found still references ssl-crtd and /usr/libexec ... ssl_crtd. I see the answer: /usr/libexec/squid/
  14. Great, it looks like it got to the compile phase now! Thanks!
  15. When trying to install xorg-server, I get an error with GL: configure: error: Package requirements (glproto >= 1.4.17 mesa-gl >= 9.2.0) were not met: Package 'mesa-gl', required by 'virtual:world', not found Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix. Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GL_CFLAGS and GL_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details. !!! Please attach the following file when seeking support: !!! /var/tmp/portage/x11-base/xorg-server-1.
  16. I also have pycharm installed and yes, it is 2018.2.4. Not the latest and greatest. If you look in git: find /var/git/meta-repo/kits/dev-kit/dev-util/pycharm-community -type f | grep \\.ebuild$ You will only see 2018.2.1 and 2018.2.4. Then, if you go to github.com or checkout the other branches, you will see 1.4-release has the latest version. I don't fully understand the methodology behind the releases and what testing takes place before the latest and greatest ebuilds get included into funtoo kits, but they don't track gentoo 1:1. If you are feeling lucky or ha
  17. If I am using the 1.4 generic 64-bit stage 3 tarball, that will already be referencing the 1.4 branches, correct? Will most things build under 1.4 without changing my use flags and other settings?
  18. Thanks - I checked the gentoo wiki and will post back results after I rebuild the kernel. Walter
  19. Hi gingerbread, I set that, rebuilt my kernel, modules, and installed it, but I still have no touchpad. I did have to manually modprobe hid-alps as it wasn't loaded by default; however, manually loading it had no impact. I am wondering if perhaps it would work if there were a corresponding x11 config file somewhere telling it to use it? But I am also not sure that matters because my /proc/bus/input/devices doesn't show any touchpad devices. I believe it works in Ubuntu, so I will have to keep comparing what the kernel supports versus what I have built in my kernel ...
  20. Hi gingerbread, Thanks for your reply, I do not have that set and will try that now. Walter
  21. Hi digifuzzy, Good call - I think you are most certainly right, I checked and I do not have x11-drivers/xf86-input-synaptics installed, nor the use flags with synaptics (which probably pulls that in). I'm building now and will report back :). Thanks, Walter
  22. Hi all, I am having difficulty getting the touchpad working on my laptop - if I boot up to Ubuntu, it works fine. I played around with removing modules to semi isolate which modules I need and have deduced that I need at least: i2c_hid hid_multitouch When I remove those on Ubuntu, the touchpad stops working. However, merely having those built and available on my funtoo installation is insufficient. I also tried copying the xorg.conf.d/*.conf files for anything resembling input devices and that also did not work (after restarting X11). I will play around more
  23. Hi, I am starting with a base release 1.3 64-bit image and getting this message throughout my build process: Unavailable repository 'gentoo' referenced by masters entry in '/var/git/met a-repo/kits/rust-kit/metadata/layout.conf' It appears whenever I am calling equery l <package-atom>, I am getting this error. Any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks, Walter
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