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  1. I noticed a few error messages in my dmesg output that has me concerned. Should I be? And if so, what should I do to correct them? [ 54.560819] udevd[25245]: starting version 3.2.7 [ 55.287117] udevd[25245]: specified group 'kvm' unknown [ 55.838140] udevd[25246]: starting eudev-3.2.7 [ 55.979611] udevd[25246]: specified group 'kvm' unknown [ 56.069335] udevd[25268]: error opening ATTR{/sys/bus/scsi/drivers/sr/queue/scheduler} for writing: No such file or directory [ 56.102115] udevd[25260]: error opening ATTR{/sys/module/sd_mod/queue/scheduler} for writing: No
  2. There is a dev-lang/rust-bin package to install a prebuilt binary so you don't have to compile it. This can be useful for older or underpowered hardware.
  3. Funtoo is my favorite Linux distro. I've been using it enthusiastically since at least 2012. I've been tinkering a lot with FreeBSD for the past 3 years which has divided my attention, but I still use Funtoo as my primary desktop OS. Here's my concern. I'm using Funtoo 1.2. In the past few months, I've encountered a LOT of blockers when trying to emerge world. Sometimes the blockers are things that don't exist in the portage tree, sometimes they are things which need to be unmasked, and sometimes they are things which need to be unmasked by keyword. I went through a short period of time w
  4. Well, a few minutes after I wrote this question, I found this other forum post: It reminded me that I forgot to use rc-update to disable consolekit from default and to enable elogind on boot. I did so, rebooted, and now it works. SDDM seems a little slow now, and I still don't know why it doesn't work with consolekit, but I think this issue is solved for me.
  5. For some reason, if I click "Switch User" from the Plasma 5 lock screen, if I click the button to start a new session, it simply brings up the password prompt for the currently logged in user. I can't switch to a new user. I found a thread on the Gentoo forums about this same issue, and it was suggested to disable the consolekit USE flag, enable the elogind USE flag, and emerge @world to recompile everything that had a changed USE flag setting. I did that, but I had no change in the situation. I've had a desktop with OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 installed, and user switching from the Plasma 5 lock scree
  6. I've been trying to get early boot Intel microcode updating working on my Funtoo install. I have verified with microcode-ctl that I can update my CPU's microcode manually from the command line. However, after following the instructions at https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel_microcodeI have been unable to get it working at boot. Here's an entry from my /etc/boot.conf "Funtoo - Gentoo 4.8.6 + CK/MuQSS 0.135 + UKSM" { kernel vmlinuz-4.8.6-gentoo-ck6 initrd /lib/firmware/microcode.cpio initramfs-genkernel-x86-4.8.6-gentoo-ck6 params += real_root=auto rootfstype=aut
  7. I have to agree with Oleg that, if you're going to run a source-based distro, you should be familiar with your hardware. Are you getting the errors during compilation or during runtime? Generally if you're compiling software with cpu flags your processor doesn't recognize, the error will appear when you attempt to run the program -- not during compilation. I've seen the error plenty of times since I use some old hardware that doesn't support sse2 which is often required nowadays.
  8. I got a secondhand Dell Dimension 2400 that apparently has a buggy BIOS. I can't complain too much because I got it for free. It only has 256 MB RAM, but it'll support up to 2 GB RAM, and PC2700 is dirt cheap these days. My plan was to upgrade the RAM and use it as a transparent web filtering proxy with a Squid/e2guardian setup. The only functional problem I've encountered is that sometimes it seems a little slow. I've got Funtoo installed, and I thought perhaps the low 256 MB RAM was the problem (it may be), but even when RAM usage reported by top is only around 20% by a process and disk usag
  9. I've been working with a lot of software and text files from the old DOS days of BBSing before the rise of the internet. The primary form of graphics in that era was ANSI - a glorious 16 colors and 256 characters. The first 0-127 characters, or low ASCII, are not a problem even now, but apparently characters 128-255, or high ASCII, were not actually standardized. Linux terminals do seem to have partial ANSI emulation down. Colors seem to display alright, for example, but certain features apparently don't work correctly so that sometimes lines of text don't end when they should so that what sho
  10. You might not be doing anything wrong. It could be an issue with the patch itself. I noticed a discussion regarding Arch Linux's implementation, and the same problem is being reported there, too: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xf86-input-evdev-debounce/ Hmm... On second thought, you say that it doesn't work right even if the use flag is disabled, right? Sometimes something as simple as having eclasses inherited in the wrong order can cause issues. Maybe move eutils to the beginning of the line. I'm really not sure just from looking at the ebuilds.
  11. paddymac

    GCC 5

    Eventually, gcc will be updated. Funtoo just tends to be conservative with the toolchain since Funtoo's primary focus is on servers. Still, I agree that I'd like to see newer toolchain packages available for those who want them, such as developers. In any case, you can write/modify ebuilds yourself or even use Gentoo's ebuilds. You can also use the toolchain overlay if you wish. There could be potential issues, but I've personally not run into any. In any case, I've written a Funtoo-style, self-contained gcc 5.3.0 ebuild for my own use which I can share. Iit's based on Funtoo's gcc-4.9.3-r1, s
  12. I'm sure it can be done, but I don't know how. Google "Gentoo FreeBSD" and you'll come up with some somewhat outdated info. Since it can be done on Gentoo, it should also be doable on Funtoo. But you need to speak to someone more knowledgeable than me to get any help with it.
  13. When you emerge konsole, just specify the correct slot for KDE4. e.g. "emerge -va konsole:4". That *should* ensure you're just pulling in KDE4/QT4 stuff. Because if you don't specify a slot, it'll automatically prefer the higher version number which is of course going to be what's in slot 5.
  14. I was thinking earlier today that it would be nice if there were some way to have a Funtoo system automatically update periodically. It wouldn't have to be anything complex -- maybe just a shell script periodically run by cron. In fact, it would be easy to set up a cron job to periodically sync the Portage tree and run 'emerge -1uDNv --with-bdeps=y @world' or a similar command. But what if there were some kind of error that required human interaction? Then it would need to detect that error and notify the user -- perhaps by sending a system message to the root user or something. I was just won
  15. If you're trying to stat plain X, you must install twm, xterm, and xclock. If you're not trying to start plain X, edit /etc/init.d/xdm and put your preferred display mananger in there. The error about radeonsi_dri.so could be that you don't have that file. Did you enable the radeon use flag when compiling Mesa? Do you have VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" in /etc/portage/make.conf ?
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