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  1. Try "ls -a /etc/skel/" and you should see 3 or 4 hidden files in there. You might also look into a package called grc. It is the Generic Colouriser and provides colored output for a wide variety of programs.
  2. My 2 cents: Look into /etc/skel/.* and ~/.bashrc and for a bit of fancy scripting look at the ~/.bashrc file for a Debian or Ubuntu user.
  3. This might be of no help at all but this is file is part of the freedesktop.org "pkg-config" framework which feeds gcc compile options for a given package. I have beaten my head against pkg-config a few times in the past and I have lost more than I have won. If you can snapshot you file system, rename the file, and then try the emerge you will only lose time if it fails. If that doesn't work you had better wait for someone more qualified to answer.
  4. Here is a simple and short article detailing the failure rates of popular Enterprise class hard disk drives: https://blocksandfiles.com/2019/08/08/backblaze-reveals-hdd-failure-rates/ And the long and detailed article: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-q2-2019/ I hope this helps my fellow Funtoo users when deciding what new hardware to buy.
  5. I don't know the most direct answer to your question but I can give you a link with options to try: https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/applications/konsole/console-dialogs.html
  6. This new rget tool looks like it has a lot of potential. It will fetch files like wget but unlike wget it will automatically verify the SHA256 hash of the files downloaded. https://merklecounty.substack.com/ https://github.com/merklecounty/rget
  7. You could bypass Portage entirely: ls -l /var/git/meta-repo/kits/media-kit/media-libs/ I know that doesn't answer your question about searching Portage but it is very simple and straight forward.
  8. If I remember correctly Virtualbox doesn't save UEFI boot parameters. Check out this Arch Wiki page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/EFISTUB
  9. I will say that adding more packages to the base install of Funtoo would add more attack surface to the distro. My home server gets over 100 login attempts every day on the SSH port alone. Among the many reasons why I use Funtoo is that the default install is small and while it isn't completely secure by default it has a very limited number of things I must lock down when I do an install. Could it be easier to use? Yes, it could...but it could also be far less secure by default. In my opinion the best way to make Funtoo easier to use (especially to those who are new to it) is to have those people with the most knowledge of the "Best Practices" write more documentation for Funtoo. On the other hand, it's those same people who are currently writing our bug fixes and feature improvements for the distro. It's a "Catch 22" in that regard.
  10. Boot from a live CD and mount the drive like you are going to reinstall Funtoo. What is the output of "ls -al /mnt/funtoo/" and "ls -al /mnt/funtoo/home/"?
  11. I think you are fighting a lost cause trying to install Steam in the 1.3 release of Funtoo. A simple search of the forums and/or Google will reveal that Steam requires 32-bit libraries and Funtoo 1.3 has dropped 32-bit support. I know it's not the answer you want but this is Funtoo for now. Perhaps you can do what others have done and use flatpak, but I don't know anything about that besides it's name.
  12. I have an old HP laptop with a 1.8GHz AMD A6-6310 APU and 4GB of RAM. A while back I upgraded to the HDD to an SSD to extend it's life. It works OK with Xubuntu and Devuan but I decided to try Funtoo just to see if it will work. The install went smoothy using a generic 64bit stage3. After setting my to use -march=btver2 I launched "emerge -e @world --exclude debian-souces-lts" and went to bed. Today when I woke up I proceeded to install my Mate desktop and Firefox. Firefox alone took about 3 hours to compile. I really have to two choices if I want to use Funtoo on my laptop. The first is that I can do all of the compiling locally and set the laptop aside for a full day or two every month while it updates. This is what I did years ago when I had Gentoo on a laptop but I know that I don't want to do that because there will come a time when I need it and will have to stop major update in the middle of compiling just to use it. The other option is to leverage my network and use desktop and/or server to do some or all of the compiling. That is really what I would like to do. I have read about distcc in the past but I have never set it up. I can't seem to find any official Funtoo docs for it (the Gentoo docs are polluted with systemdon't dependencies) but there are old and most likely outdated docs for a package called called CrossDev. My third option could be fchroot but unless I am wrong it only works with ARM targets. It would be nice to be wrong. So which of these three options would come closest to an out-of-the-box cross-compiler solution between Intel and AMD CPUs: distcc, CrossDev, or fchroot?
  13. I can see how that could be the case. Portage does a lot when it builds the kernel and if you didn't do all the same steps it does your results will be different. Genkernel isn't going to do any more than it is explicitly told to do. I don't enough information about your setup to give a better answer. In the meantime I would suggest you boot into your working debian-sources-lts kernel, get a list of all the loaded modules and then reboot into your new kernel and get a listing of all the loaded modules and compare the two lists. That way you will at least know what needs to be loaded and if you can not fix it out right at least you can find a work around.
  14. It still sounds as though your custom kernel isn't loading all of the device drivers you need.
  15. Well, /etc/issue isn't part of the kernel package so no it wouldn't change. Different kernels can have the exact same .config file and still give different results depending on how the system in is configured to use them. The reason Funtoo defaults to the Debian kernel is because it "just works" for everyone. If you use a different kernel you will need to do more work if you want everything to run as smoothly. If you don't want to chase after this problem just edit /etc/issue and change \O to \o and I think most things will still work OK.
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