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    paddymac reacted to drobbins in New drobbins YouTube vlog   
    Hi All,
    I've created a new YouTube vlog entry for your enjoyment. This one is about the latest shocking news of being let go from a job. View it here -- I appreciate it if you help me get the word out about my channel, send me some upwardly-pointing thumbs and possibly even subscribe! ? Thanks!
    Best,
    Daniel
     
     
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    paddymac got a reaction from savasten in Do I need to file a bug, or am I just being a nuisance?   
    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 where I filed a lot of bugs about these blockers. But one bug I filed was dismissed as a "workaround" because I filed a bug about something which needed to be unmasked.
    My feeling on the matter is that, if I try to emerge a package that it unmasked by default, then it should emerge without any problem. It should NOT require me to unmask anything or unmask something by keyword. Only ebuilds which are themselves masked or keyworded should rely on other ebuilds which are masked or keyworded. That's my opinion, but if that is not the opinion of the Funtoo project, I ask that such opinions be made plain so that people like me who love the project and want to contribute do not become nuisances by filing bugs or complaining when that is not the goal of the project. But at the same time, if that is not the goal of the project, then why are such bug reports being closed as "workaround" instead of being properly fixed? I asked Daniel and the rest of the Funtoo devs to please make a clear statement about these sorts of things so that users like me who are trying to help can be a genuine help without being a nuisance.
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    paddymac got a reaction from dutch-master in Do I need to file a bug, or am I just being a nuisance?   
    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 where I filed a lot of bugs about these blockers. But one bug I filed was dismissed as a "workaround" because I filed a bug about something which needed to be unmasked.
    My feeling on the matter is that, if I try to emerge a package that it unmasked by default, then it should emerge without any problem. It should NOT require me to unmask anything or unmask something by keyword. Only ebuilds which are themselves masked or keyworded should rely on other ebuilds which are masked or keyworded. That's my opinion, but if that is not the opinion of the Funtoo project, I ask that such opinions be made plain so that people like me who love the project and want to contribute do not become nuisances by filing bugs or complaining when that is not the goal of the project. But at the same time, if that is not the goal of the project, then why are such bug reports being closed as "workaround" instead of being properly fixed? I asked Daniel and the rest of the Funtoo devs to please make a clear statement about these sorts of things so that users like me who are trying to help can be a genuine help without being a nuisance.
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    paddymac got a reaction from AdiosKid in Add support to boot-update for multiple initrd images   
    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=auto        params += mtrr_reg_cleanup=6 }  
    and the corresponding section of /boot/grub/grub.cfg
     

    menuentry "Funtoo - Gentoo 4.8.6 + CK/MuQSS 0.135 + UKSM - vmlinuz-4.8.6-gentoo-ck6" {   insmod part_msdos  insmod btrfs  set root=(hostdisk//dev/sda,msdos1)  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set e050f0b2-8494-4e53-a19f-6c57f036cc41  linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.6-gentoo-ck6 rootfstype=auto mtrr_reg_cleanup=6 real_root=/dev/sda1 rootfstype=btrfs  initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-4.8.6-gentoo-ck6  set gfxpayload=keep }  
    Notice that the "/lib/firmware/microcode.cpio" was removed from the initrd line when grub.cfg was processed by the boot-update utility.
     
    boot-update needs to have support for this added, or some other method for providing the microcode to the kernel at boot should be proposed.
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    paddymac got a reaction from dogeatsvomit in Can't install Network Manager   
    Cardinal has explained how to complete the task. Essentially the output you posted, is Portage telling you that NetworkManager requires consolekit with policykit support enabled.
     
    If you run "emerge linux-firmware networkmanager --autounmask-write" (as suggested by Portage), it will write a config file for you. You can then run 'etc-update', and it will ask you if you really want to merge the config file. Then just run "emerge linux-firmware networkmanager" again and it will complete. That's another semi-automated way to do things, but either method will work. But if you just copy/paste Cardinal's 3 lines of commands, you'll have it done in no time.
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    paddymac reacted to stamasd in Can't start X as a regular user   
    Oh my. I am so embarrassed. I have found the error - it was a typo. My clue was what I said above ".xinitrc set to start xfce, but it doesn't seem that it tries to do that for some reason"
     
    So, I checked and... there it was. Instead of .xinitrc, I had named the file .xinit (for thr regular user only, root had .xinitrc named properly)
     
    I fixed that, and now it works. The radeonsi driver was just a red herring.
     
    Sorry for wasting everyone's time, mark this as "solved". :)
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    paddymac got a reaction from Tassie_Tux in Grub 1.98 through 2.02 has vulnerability allowing user to bypass password   
    The vulnerability only comes into play when someone has physical access to the computer, but pressing the backspace key 28 times causes a buffer underflow which allows someone to bypass the Grub bootloader password if enabled.
     
    http://www.csoonline.com/article/3016100/security/vulnerability-in-popular-bootloader-puts-locked-down-linux-computers-at-risk.html
  8. Trolling
    paddymac reacted to Oleg Vinichenko in My 2 cents on systemd   
    with all respect to participants, i did not read all thread, sorry.
    just a random find:
    https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/437#issue-92222422
    Nice, eh?
  9. Trolling
    paddymac got a reaction from systemshq in Who is using Funtoo   
    I like the idea of having a Funtoo version of AUR. I really didn't know exactly what the AUR was or how it worked, but I occasionally checked it because I write my own ebuilds, and sometimes when I have trouble getting something to work, I'll take a look at how Arch gets it to work and use that information to help me get things working. I'm not a programmer, but I learned how to write ebuilds by studying existing ebuilds and studying the Gentoo dev manual. Writing ebuilds is one of the ways I feel I'm able to contribute to the community. I administer my own overlay, and every once in a while, if I think an ebuild is polished enough, I'll submit it to the Gentoo bugzilla. My thought process in doing so was that if it's in Gentoo's tree, it'll benefit both Gentoo and Funtoo. Alas, the Gentoo/Funtoo split is slow and gradual but sure, so eventually it wouldn't surprise me if Funtoo eventually has to have its own completely independent ebuild ecosystem. And a system like the AUR could potentially make it work.
  10. Trolling
    paddymac reacted to uudruid74 in window title   
    OK - my mistake.  Apparently, this is supposed to be automatic, but its not working with my setup.  My TERM is "screen" which is supposed to work, but the terminal is running tmux.  I assume screen and tmux are compatible, but setting the window title can be done two different ways.   There is also the issue that window titles should be kept small when running a terminal multiplexer, so I hacked the right escape sequence in and added a regex to shorten the information (turned "Compile" ->C, "1 of 2" -> "1/2", removed the version from the package, and chopped up the rest).
     
    If anyone else finds this useful, modify /usr/lib/portage/pym/portage/output.py starting at line 257:
                    if not raw :                         if os.environ.get('TERM') != "screen":                                 mystr = '\x1b]0;%s\x07' % mystr                         else:                                 mystr = re.sub(r'.*?\((\d+) of (\d+)\).*?/(.*?)[-0-9\.ra]+\s(\w).*', r'\4-\1/\2 \3', mystr)                                 mystr = '\033k%s\033\\' % mystr                 # avoid potential UnicodeEncodeError I'm not terribly familiar with python, so that could be a horrible hack, probably is, but it works.  Now works in all my terminals, with very small "tabs" in my tmux/byobu screen.
  11. Trolling
    paddymac reacted to pytony in funtoo logo ideas   
    Whatever the logo I think it is important it can be "iconified" (ie. recognizable in a small square). I don't think we can shrink or crop any of the suggested logo so that when you see it in an icon you can say "Yeah this is the same, this is funtoo".
     
    I also think that before trying to design a logo, we should find the values we want to highlight and instill through the logo. To me, funtoo is kind of a gentoo (the fastest penguin) but with fun too. So theses are the values I would highlight
     
    fun and flexible (in contrast to straight): curves rather than straitght lines and angles light and fast (gentoo): colors that evoke something fresh or smooth I imagine a penguin sliding very fast on the belly or on skis. I think roughly the shape of the left penguin on the following picture would make a perfect logo.

    To me, this is funtoo.
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