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Gentoo is a free and open source Linux and FreeBSD distribution that uses the Portage package management system.

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Gentoo Linux. Cannot configure NVIDIA graphics

I'm new to Gentoo Linux. I was trying to install Xorg on Gentoo in order to install KDE Plasma as desktop environment. In accordance with the Xorg/Guide article from Gentoo Wiki I prepared the kernel ...
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I changed my secondary drive to EFI after a Gentoo install. Can I get my files back?

I'll try to explain the situation, because my setup was really strange and I never bothered to fix it. Basically I had a main 256 GB Crucial SSD with the Windows 10 OS and all of my main work on it. ...
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My root partition disappeared when using testdisk

This morning I was planning on deleting Windows 10 completely for good so I opened up Gparted, deleted the partition, and called it a day. No, there was something wrong. I forgot to check if there was ...
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Screen goes black after minutes of no activity on kde5

The screen turns black after minutes of no activity in kde5, I guess it is a screen saver, but I have no way to configure it. I have deactivated the power saving, the option that turns off the screen ...
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Gentoo: how to get a list of packages in a package set?

In Gentoo "package set" is a "a convenient shorthand for a large group of packages". For example system and profile both refer to sets of packages deemed necessary for your system ...
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Old Intel Pentium PC: am I an i586? Does Gentoo provide i586 packages? What else am I compatible with? [duplicate]

Greetings Super Users! I've recently commenced revitalizing a very old PC. She's running an Intel Pentium, x86_64. I thought I'd give Gentoo a go because I've found it very appealing and as a Bedrock ...
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Give space to a tiny computer (tmpfs with swap over nfs)

I have a tiny computer with not so much RAM (1-2GiB) and very little disk space in which I installed Gentoo. I also have space on a shared NFS. In order to be able to compile any package, even the ...
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Custom linux kernel not booting w/ nVidia GT710

I've been using Gentoo for over 15 years now and decided to replace one of my machines with a brand new AMD Ryzen machine. But: I can't get it to boot with a custom kernel, whilst the standard ...
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How to tell if a distro was made using Gentoo

I've downloaded a Linux distribution and tried it on my PC. When I checked the documentation I noticed that there was no information about how it was developed. I wonder if it was developed using ...
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Setting Home Directory to `/home`

I have a single user system and I want to set my home directory not to /home/username, but to /home. How can I do it so nothing would blow up? It would be fine, if the solution would avoid something ...
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linux dual monitor setup each connected to intel and nvidia gpus

My computer is intel 9600k + vertical monitor + z390 chipset + nvidia rtx 2060 + horizontal monitor + Gentoo linux + Xorg server 1.20.6 + gnome 3.32.2 In the UEFI i've set intel iGPU as primary GPU. ...
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Full Linux hard disk backup and restore

I am using Gentoo at work and I f***** it up multiple times by now. I have second hard disk which is not in use in my computer. Is there any way to backup whole hard disk in use onto a second and then ...
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How to Properly Configure LILO?

I want to use LILO instead of GRUB, got some questions about configuring it nicely. I have only one OS on my machine, so there is no need for prompting me to choose a boot entry; here is my lilo.conf: ...
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Visual Studio Code marketplace returns ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE

I write to you today because I am having an issue with the Visual Studio Code marketplace. As you can see from the title, when trying to load the marketplace, the error given is ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE. ...
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How do I purchase a license for Gentoo? [closed]

It looks like every genuine GNU/Linux distribution should have key servers and every user should purchase a license according to https://gitlab.com/glat-official/howtotell I use Gentoo. I was unable ...

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