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Philipp Ludwig

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  1. My laptop is running an encrypted funtoo installation, which prompts me for the password of the root volume during boot. This works nice, but since I'm lazy I'd like to read the key from an USB drive. Using the commandline parameter root_key=keyfile.bin this works fine if I boot my custom kernel, where support for FAT fileystems is built into the kernel (not as a module). However, using the debian kernel this does not work, since the initramfs cannot mount the device - I guess because of missing support for the FAT fileysystem. I tried adding fat and vfat to /usr/share/genkernel/defa
  2. I've unmasked debian-sources 4.12.12 and emerging it right now on my SP4 to see if the keyboard works. I'll open a bug if it doesn't.
  3. That would involve backporting these patches https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9439493/ to the "old" 4.8 debian-sources kernel; do you think it's worth it? Native support for this device was introduced in linux-4.12 or so.
  4. I'll just add my 2 cents, since I've been using funtoo for some years now, and gentoo for some more. After the main installation, I install all applications which I can think of at the moment and add more as I use the system. During this "phase", I have to deal with USE flags a lot more that I like. On my desktop system, which is my main machine for experimenting/trying out stuff I reinstall every few months, since I a) like to test out other linux distributions to see what they offer and b) to match the current installations process with the installation guide in the wiki (and
  5. When you say "trouble", what do you mean? From your post I guess that a few days ago you could print, but not anymore. This might be caused by an update; run qlop -l to see what packages have been emerged in the last days. Also, for the recommended driver for your printer, check: https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/openprinting/start Lastly, make sure that you are in the "lp" and "lp-admin" groups. That's all the general advice I can offer, since I don't own this printer myself.
  6. I've created a wiki page on how to play encrypted Blu-rays using Funtoo: http://www.funtoo.org/Playing_Blu-ray At the moment, this page is not linked anywhere and I'd like to hear some feedback from you - or just edit the page and improve it yourself ;)
  7. Happy new year, have success with your projects :)
  8. The problem with the official realktek driver is that they rely on (non-free) firmware sometime. Because of this there are packages like sys-kernel/linux-firmware (which you might need) and all the stuff in sys-firmware/* . Regarding genkernel, I never had luck with that, it always just worked "kinda". Therefore I switchted to just compiling the whole thing manually, i.e. cd /usr/src/linux make menuconfig make make install make modules_install (... insert steps for building the ramdisk if you need it) To be honest, even after a few years of compiling kernels, I still have trouble co
  9. Not sure if this is a bug in gparted, we would need to try to exactly reproduce it. I'd just say be happy that everything works now :)
  10. Just a shot in the dark here, but this sounds like some PHP process hanging somewhere when a visitor first enters the site. Does the php/httpd logfile does tell you anything?
  11. You may also consider installing fail2ban, a small tool which blocks clients that supply failed login requests too often.
  12. I'd just would like to add that this has been reported as a bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=505160 Apparantly, you also have the option to upgrade to gentoolkit-9999 to fix these messages (didn't try it myself).
  13. You're welcome, nice to hear that I could help solving your problem :)
  14. Dear delgado, thanks for your information. Now I must admit that I'm not very familiar with Intel integrated graphic cards; did you try to enable the "xinerama" useflag globally and to a world update?
  15. I actually had the same problem, but could not solve it. Poking around in the gdm mailing list it seems that this is the intended behaviour since some newer version. As a workaround I suggest switching to another display manager, e. g. lightdm or sddm.
  16. Hi delgado, could you tell use which video card you are using? Usually this is a problem with older nvidia cards, as the driver does not support the so-called "RandR" extension of the X-Server, which manages multiple screens. In this case, an easy fix is to enable the useflag "xinerama" and to do a world update. However, it may also be a misconfiguration in your xorg.conf, since it is possible to create "one big screen" on the base of two monitors. To provide further assistance it would be helpful if we could know how you start your X session (e. g. startx/gdm/lightdm) and if you are
  17. You can also setup a multilib system without the emul packages: http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Multilib_System_without_emul-linux_Packages I did this successfully with funtoo a few weeks ago, however, minecraft didn't work (because java can't handle the different 32 and 64 bit libraries the correct way). Everything else worked though, even Skype with apulse withpout pulseaudio.
  18. Maybe by creating a symlink in /usr/local/bin, like: ln -s $(which st) /usr/local/bin/konsole That is of course quick and dirty and not recommended. Or you could install KDE systemsettings and go to "Default Applications", there is an option for setting your preferred terminal emulator.
  19. Hello everyone, I'm facing the problem that the package "dev-python/imaging" does not install the header files "Imaging.h" and "ImPlatform.h", which are required to merge "media-gfx/uniconvertor", which itself is a dependency of the vector-drawing program inkscape. During compile time, the header files are located in: /var/tmp/portage/dev-python/imaging-2.6.1-r1000/work/Pillow-2.6.1/libImaging/ They should be copied to /usr/include/python2.7, but this is not the case which causes the compile process of uniconvertor to fail. I tried to modify the imaging ebuild, but I am not very fa
  20. Some additional thoughts: Can you login via ssh into the machine when it's frozen? Have you tried the debian-sources kernel? If your system doesn't freeze with this standard kernel, the problem could be in your kernel config. When X freezes, were you able to regain keyboard control via Ctrl+Alt+SysRq+R ?
  21. Not sure if this helps, but I am using x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel-2.99.916 and x11-base/xorg-server-1.16.1 with no issues; 3 parallel emerges with thunderbird and firefox open work without any stuttering/freezing and the machine does only have 4 GB of RAM. I am using the debian-sources kernel package, maybe this is related somehow?
  22. You mentioned that your 8gb RAM were full. Are you using some RAM-heavy applications? If not, this sounds like some kind of memory leak to me.
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