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  1. I thought I'd found somethiing useful to place here, I was wrong and can't delete this post. Sorry everyone.
  2. The current version which Funtoo tries to build is virtualbox-guest-additions-5.2.14. When I try to emerge virtualbox-guest-addtions-5.1.36, then xf86-video-virtualbox-5.1* is pulled in which blocked by xf86-video-vboxvideo-1.0.0 and turns into a rabbit hole of dependency conflicts. Thanks.
  3. Hi there, I am attempting to emerge virtualbox-guest-additions package. This consistently fails with the error message: *** The variable KERN_DIR must be a kernel build folder and end with /build without a trailing slash, or KERN_VER must be set. Stop. The values reported in relation to this error message are: KERN_DIR=/usr/src/linux KERNOUT=/usr/src/linux I have come across this error being reported many times reported for other distributions. In these cases the suggestion has been to install linux-headers and pre-populate KERN_DIR with path to your kernel source before
  4. Thank you both. I will bare this in mind my install.
  5. Hi Palica, I have researched power management in Linux laptops for most the answer seems to be systemd with all its wonderful features. I have tried masking OpenRC and predicating everything off systemd but that has left me knots too. In Funtoo, I don’t see systemd being an option. There is sys-power/upower etc. which offer some features. https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Suspend_and_hibernate I have read this page: https://www.funtoo.org/Power_Management What I’m looking for is an insight into lid closed events and as the above link describes low battery events. Laptops
  6. I have a laptop workstation which I want to put Funtoo on. I am back at the planning stage (after not getting very far without planning). The SSD is partitioned as I want to enable hibernation. However, power management (and WiFi network discovery, although I haven’t got that far yet) appear to be the big issues. One thing I’d like if possible and circumstances allow, would be to kick off emerge, then close lid and after emerge finishes regular closed lid power management takes over :) as that would be nice. Please advise me on best practices? I am even willing to try systemd
  7. Last thing, last night, I changed grub.cfg. My kernel booted all the way to log in. Before setting this as solved, I will study this change to try to understand where I went wrong and report back here. I've known that it was something simple that I was missing for s while now. Soon I hope to tell you what that was... Thanks.
  8. I'll give this a bump. Still the same old same old. I have attempted to boot from multiple kernels. Used rootdelay and pointed grub to multiple partitions. Any ideas please? Thanks
  9. Hi everyone. Again I am sorry, that it has taken me so long to return to this! I have now tested with the rootdelay option and indeed the thumb drive is listed with the appropriate UUIDs for the respective partitions. I have also tested using the /dev/sdXn terms appropriate for my test machine. Still I reach Kernel Panic - unknown block device.
  10. Hi, Firstly, I owe everyone an apology for taking so long to respond. I am grateful for your help. I will post an update once I have tried rootdelay=5 Thank you.
  11. Hi, I am attempting to install Funtoo Linux on a USB Thumb drive but during the boot, I'm greeted with a Kernel Panic. The thumb drive itself is not listed among the available devices which may hold file system with a bootable OS. This is although the running kernel has been selected from a menu provided by grub installed on the drive. I have attempted to cover my bases in the kernel choosing as many USB options as seem sensible, please see the attached. Please suggest how to proceed, thank you. -- Kind regards Stephen. P.s. Nudge. config.txt
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