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  1. 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.
  2. If I remember correctly Virtualbox doesn't save UEFI boot parameters. Check out this Arch Wiki page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/EFISTUB
  3. 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.
  4. 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/"?
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. It still sounds as though your custom kernel isn't loading all of the device drivers you need.
  9. 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.
  10. I was wrong about removing the nvidia entry from your VIDEO_CARDS line. I am sorry I thought that make.conf would compliment the profile and not over ride it. For your host name display at login: This is controlled by the file /etc/issue and it's contents are parsed by agetty when it creates the terminal at login. Check the man page for agetty to find out what the codes in /etc/issue mean and customize them as you see fit.
  11. In your /etc/portage/make.conf on the VIDEO_CARDS line change "intel i 965 nvidia" to "intel i965" and then run "epro mix-ins gfxcard-nvidia" and then do "emerge -vauND @world" and finally edit /etc/conf.d/modules and add the following to you modules= line: i915 nvidia nvidia_modeset nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm After that you can reboot and try it again. Just as a side note, setting the the nvidia USE flag with epro might not be required, but it works for me. Right now my desktop CPU is a Haswell i7 but I don't use the integrated graphics. I just use the fancy RTX 2070 I bought a few months ago. Since you have laptop that can switch between GPUs this is about as far I can help you. I have never had one to play with so I don't know how to set them up to switch. This should at least get all of the modules loaded and all of the Xorg drivers sorted for you.
  12. Well, that really isn's an error message. It just means that there is no domain set on your system. It's nothing to worry about and would not keep you from loading into a Xorg GUI. For more info on setting your hostname in Funtoo see: https://www.funtoo.org/Hostname Before we get to deep into this please post the output "ego profile show" and "emerge --info" and we will see if that gives us any clues.
  13. It could be that the modules required by your hardware are not loading. You could try adding them to /etc/conf.d/modules or you could try editing /etc/genkernel.conf and having genkernel add all of the modules to the initramfs. By the way, did you install the linux-firmware package? If I remember correctly newer kernel versions do not include firmware so the firmware package might be mandatory.
  14. We will need a bit more info from you. First off, did grub install ok? Was there any strange output from ego boot update? What error message do you get when trying to boot? Did you install based on UEFI or BIOS?
  15. A short Google search says your T61 has a Core 2 Duo T7300 CPU. After searching for T7300 on the Funtoo CPU database ( https://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_CPU_Database ) I see that it requires the generic_64 subarch tarball so go ahead and use that one. After the install is complete you can use ego to set your profile to native_64 if you wish gcc to use -march=native.
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