Re: [gentoo-user] Automounting USB drives

2014-08-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM, Wang Xuerui idontknw.w...@gmail.com wrote: Just a side note... These 3 things don't play well with a Linux ecosystem, as you might know. They're M$ technologies after all (-: Hi Wang, As you suspected, I knew the solution was not going to involve DDE/OLE. I

Re: [gentoo-user] Automounting USB drives

2014-08-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 8:09 AM, Walter Dnes waltd...@waltdnes.org wrote: It can be done with udev rules. See webpage http://www.tuxradar.com/answers/526#null The suggested udev rule is... Walter, Thank you for the link, that is great info! Because this is done independantly of the GUI,

[gentoo-user] Automounting USB drives

2014-08-05 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Which package(s) do I need that allow: 1. A USB drive is inserted 2. The drive is mounted in some location automatically (e.g. /media/usbstick) 3. (2) happens even when the drive is an NTFS or FAT32 drive. 4. (1)-(3) happens even if I am not running a GUI 5. (1)-(3) happens even if I

Re: [gentoo-user] How does ssh know to use pinentry?

2014-07-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 3:25 AM, Rich Freeman ri...@gentoo.org wrote: Typically they are launched from a bash profile, or an X11 startup script. KDE/Gnome look like they have it in their default scripts. Just grep -r gpg-agent /etc and you'll find where it is being loaded if you didn't add

Re: [gentoo-user] How does ssh know to use pinentry?

2014-07-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Mick michaelkintz...@gmail.com wrote: I think that the idea of keeping your passphrase in the clipboard is frowned upon for security reasons. Not only because of any potential memory leaks, but because you may inadvertently paste it in GUI fields/areas you were

Re: [gentoo-user] How does ssh know to use pinentry?

2014-07-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: Why not do the obvious thing instead? Run keychain and have it unlock your keys *once* when the workstation boots up. ssh then always uses that key as it is unlocked. Alan, Thank you. FYI, I do not have a problem

Re: [gentoo-user] How does ssh know to use pinentry?

2014-07-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Rich Freeman ri...@gentoo.org wrote: GPG_AGENT_INFO tells ssh to use gpg-agent. Hi Rich, Are you saying that the ssh software checks for the presence of the GPG_AGENT_INFO environment variable? It find it odd that ssh hard-code the names of all possible agents.

[gentoo-user] How does ssh know to use pinentry?

2014-07-05 Thread Chris Stankevitz
I am trying to ssh into a site using PKI. I have a private key in my .ssh directory that requires a passphrase. ssh is asking me for my passphrase using a terrible program called pinentry. It's terrible for a bunch of reasons, and if you are interested you can just google pinentry sucks.

Re: [gentoo-user] How does ssh know to use pinentry?

2014-07-05 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 7:57 PM, Rich Freeman ri...@gentoo.org wrote: In any case, I suspect that gpg-agent is actually serving passwords to openssh, so the file you want is ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf - it probably contains the line pinentry-program /usr/bin/pinentry. If you trust all your X

[gentoo-user] kswapd0 100% CPU with swapoff and no memory demands on system

2014-05-03 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, I have a small system: - 6GB drive - ext4 partition mounted readonly - swap partition that is not listed in fstab and not enabled. (I will swapon it every few weeks or so if I need it for a large compile job) - 2 GB RAM When the system boots it processing video from a USB camera.

[gentoo-user] init.d/openvpn starts init.d/net.eno1

2014-05-02 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, At the moment I am running and receiving my network connection from init.d/wicd. init.d/net.eno1 is not running and I do not want it to run. Now I want to connect to a VPN: /etc/init.d/openvpn start Apparently as a dependency to init.d/openvpn, something launches init.d/net.eno1. Q:

Re: [gentoo-user] MESA + opencl = requires video_cards_radeon

2014-05-02 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 2:20 AM, Éric DUNAND eric.dunand...@eriknet.eu wrote: Btw, if you intend to try the intel sdk for opencl, it actually computes on the cpu, not the integrated graphics. Eric, Thank you. I will try to use beignet as I am using Intel hardware. Chris

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2014-04-08 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, The following page describes kernel, VIDEO_CARDS, and portage settings for nvidia video cards: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/NVidia/nvidia-drivers Is there a similar page for Matrix MGA G200 video card? In particular, I would like to know: 1. What kernel settings should I use? 2. What

[gentoo-user] Why is portage insisting that I upgrade media-libs/opencv?

2014-03-28 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Can anyone tell me why portage is insisting on upgrading me from opencv-2.4.5 to opencv-2.4.8? I would not expect portage to want to do this because: 1. opencv-2.4.8 is unstable (and I run a stable system) 2. opencv-2.4.5 is masked Thank you, Chris = jane ~ # grep opencv

Re: [gentoo-user] Why is portage insisting that I upgrade media-libs/opencv?

2014-03-28 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: You need opencv as it's a dep for something, and portage wants you to have a version that's in the tree. The only stable version is 2.4.5 but you have masked that in package.mask Hi Alan, I attempted to mask only

Re: [gentoo-user] Why is portage insisting that I upgrade media-libs/opencv?

2014-03-28 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 10:24 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: You did post emerge output using -t and it shows up at the top level which is a bit odd, it implies portage wants to update opencv anyway, not as a result of it being a dep. I agree it's odd and I agree it appears

[gentoo-user] Re: Why is portage insisting that I upgrade media-libs/opencv?

2014-03-28 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Chris Stankevitz chrisstankev...@gmail.com wrote: Can anyone tell me why portage is insisting on upgrading me from opencv-2.4.5 to opencv-2.4.8? This is solved: 1. opencv has USE=cuda. I have opencv-2.4.5 installed. 2. I had these mask rules: # 2013-12-24

[gentoo-user] Where is /etc/conf.d/net.example?

2014-03-16 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Where is the proper place to specify the gentoo network configuration nowadays? I do not have a file called /etc/conf.d/net.example on my hard drive. That surprised me. The handbook talks all about eth0, but my machine does not have a eth0. It has eno1. Perhaps the handbook is not up to date?

[gentoo-user] Will ZFS clobber my MBR?

2014-01-22 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, My / (root) lives on /dev/sdb1. My /dev/sda has no partitions and no data except for what I presume is the mbr written by lilo. [history: sdb is an SSD and I never wanted to use the slow sda] I have been playing with ZFS on a USB drive and I am ready to create a zpool on /dev/sda. ZFS

[gentoo-user] Re: Will ZFS clobber my MBR?

2014-01-22 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Michael Hampicke m...@hadt.biz wrote: But why don't you install lilo on /dev/sdb? You change change the boot order in BIOS after that. Michael, Thank you, that worked perfectly. Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] Mounts NFS in XFCE4

2014-01-20 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: That's how it is supposed to work. nfs is a Unix filesystem, it obeys Unix user and permissions (unlike say VFAT or smbfs where it has to fudge these things). NFS will mount the filesystem using whatever is set on

Re: [gentoo-user] Mounts NFS in XFCE4

2014-01-20 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: Most NFS servers in the real world are thus file shares and permit read-only access to all users. Alan, Thank you for explaining this in english for me. I am a bit blown away that it is taking me so long to figure

Re: [gentoo-user] Mounts NFS in XFCE4

2014-01-20 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: Indeed. The original use-case for NFS is no longer relevant whereas the design for smb *is* what suits most folk. Alan, What can I say. Thank you for your explanation. You wrote exactly the words I needed to hear.

[gentoo-user] Mounts NFS in XFCE4

2014-01-19 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hi, Is it possible to mount an NFS share from XFCE4? I suspect the answer might have something to do with gvfs or fuse, neither of which I know anything about. Ideally after emerging or USEing I will have a Connect to server entry in my XFCE4 menu. If this is impossible, then I'd be ok with an

Re: [gentoo-user] Mounts NFS in XFCE4

2014-01-19 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Neil Bothwick n...@digimed.co.uk wrote: Put the mount in /etc/fstab with the noauto and users or user options. Neil, Thank you. I did this; however, as soon as I mount, the directory becomes owned by root and I cannot write to it. Please consider: jane

Re: [gentoo-user] Preparing a shared USB stick

2014-01-04 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: You don't need chown/chmod at all. FAT has no concept of owner and permissions, so the kernel fudges these. Basically, when mounting the stick it pretends every file on it is owned by the user that mounted it and

Re: [gentoo-user] Preparing a shared USB stick

2014-01-04 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Neil Bothwick n...@digimed.co.uk wrote: Stick with FAT, where thereis no ownership so Linux pretend all files are owned by whoever mounted the drive. Neil, Thank you. Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] Preparing a shared USB stick

2014-01-04 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: On 05/01/2014 01:31, Chris Stankevitz wrote: On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: It sounds like trying to manage a shared disk/stick with ext* would be a PITA. yes

[gentoo-user] Preparing a shared USB stick

2014-01-02 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Please consider a USB stick that is unformatted but is to be used by multiple people/machines. Ideally your instructions will work for all people/os/WM, but if necessary please assume that everyone is running gnome under linux 1. How should I prepare this device so that it can be plugged

Re: [gentoo-user] Terminals not closing after exit anymore

2013-11-29 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 6:14 AM, Marc Stürmer m...@marc-stuermer.de wrote: When working under X11 in a terminal and I type exit in the shell, the terminal does not close itself anymore. I had the same problem and fixed it with: echo =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-331.20

Re: [gentoo-user] Terminals not closing after exit anymore

2013-11-29 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Mick michaelkintz...@gmail.com wrote: I'm reading all these messages about Nvidia driver versions causing problems and I'm wondering if for my next box I should just stick with radeon, which has not really given me any trouble for as long as I can remember.

Re: [gentoo-user] Terminals not closing after exit anymore

2013-11-29 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Mick michaelkintz...@gmail.com wrote: I'm not sure CUDA will make a noticeable difference (will it? You will not notice CUDA. The only people who want CUDA are those who have written software specifically to work with CUDA. This is mostly the

[gentoo-user] Do I require static nodes?

2013-11-26 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Portage recently told me this: * You need to add kmod-static-nodes to the sysinit runlevel for * kernel modules to have required static nodes! * Run this command: * rc-update add kmod-static-nodes sysinit Will you please help me parse this statement? Interpretation A: * You need to

Re: [gentoo-user] USE ruby_targets_ruby20

2013-11-15 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 5:33 AM, Tanstaafl tansta...@libertytrek.org wrote: The new ebuild thin-provisioning-tools-0.2.8-r1 reflects this. So if you update to this version and don't use FEATURES=test it should not pull in ruby anymore. I don't have FEATURES=test and it still wants to pull all

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: USE ruby_targets_ruby20

2013-11-15 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM, Hans de Graaff gra...@gentoo.org wrote: False. These packages should already have this use flag set by default in a vanilla Gentoo setup. Perhaps you masked something related to ruby already? Hans, You are correct. A year ago I added RUBY_TARGETS=ruby18

Re: [gentoo-user] USE ruby_targets_ruby20

2013-11-15 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Tanstaafl tansta...@libertytrek.org wrote: Ok, so... is there or is there not a way to prevent ruby from being installed? Yes I've tried adding -ruby and -test to package.mask for thin-provisioning-tools, and even tried adding them to USE= in make.conf, to

[gentoo-user] USE ruby_targets_ruby20

2013-11-14 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, If possible please phrase your response in a way that will make sense to someone who was no idea what is ruby, has no desire to learn what is ruby, and who doesn't [directly] even want ruby on his system. True or false: The correct way to appease portage's error message below is to add a

[gentoo-user] xorg seizes during debugging

2013-10-22 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, I got no feedback from eclipse, so I thought I would try here: I debug a multithreaded program using Eclipse (which uses gdb underneath). Somtimes (but usually not) xorgs will seizes for 1-3 secconds during a step operation. When I say xorg seizes what I mean is that the display

[gentoo-user] USB disk automatically mounting: how does it work

2013-10-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Would you please explain (or refer me to a place that explains) the mechanism by which an USB drive appears on my desktop? I'm looking for a level of detail like this: When you insert a USB device, the kernel sends out a notification A. Userland daemons such as B can catch this signal.

[gentoo-user] How do I downgrade chromium below 29.0.1547.57?

2013-09-13 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Arg... dev-lang/v8-3.19.18.19 breaks sci-geosciences/osgearth-2.4. Downgrading to dev-lang/v8-3.18.5.14 breaks www-client/chromium-29.0.1547.57 Can't downgrade www-client/chromium below 29.0.1547.57 because there is no older version in chromium. Bonus: I'm afraid to upgrade my kernel since I

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: How do I downgrade chromium below 29.0.1547.57?

2013-09-13 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 6:58 AM, Michael Palimaka kensing...@gentoo.org wrote: All old ebuilds are always available in CVS: http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo-x86/www-client/chromium/?hideattic=0, which you could put in a local overlay. Don't forget to file a bug so the

[gentoo-user] The NVIDIA/Kernel fiasco -- is it safe to sync yet?

2013-08-23 Thread Chris Stankevitz
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=447566 This bug describes a problem people are having with nvidia/kernel. My question: Are regular nvidia users who run a completely stable system (with only stable nvidia-drivers and stable gentoo-sources) affected by any of this? I run a stable system

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: The NVIDIA/Kernel fiasco -- is it safe to sync yet?

2013-08-23 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:12 PM, »Q« boxc...@gmx.net wrote: It looks like maybe the best way to tell which ebuilds support which kernels is to read the conditional for the ewarn message in each ebuild. If this sort of problem spreads it might be good to build into portage some kind of

Re: [gentoo-user] export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

2013-08-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 6:04 AM, Kerin Millar kerfra...@fastmail.co.uk wrote: Run eselect locale, first with the list parameter and then the set parameter as appropriate. It's easier. Kerin, all, Thank for your help. SVN (and I'm sure other apps) are happy now. Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

2013-08-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Mike Gilbert flop...@gentoo.org wrote: Leaving LC_COLLATE unset will cause strings to be sorted according to the normal rules associated with your locale. Mike (or anyone else), For which applications does setting LC_COLLATE affect sorting: a) Any C++

Re: [gentoo-user] Killing Adobe Flash

2013-08-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM, Pavel Volkov negai...@gmail.com wrote: Is anyone able to run Gnash or Lightspark in Gentoo? I take my 64 bit gentoo laptop everywhere and have never installed flash (or similar) on it. I told youtube that I use HTML5 which gives me access to ~33% of videos. I

[gentoo-user] export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

2013-08-05 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, I am using svn to update a repository. Somebody added files to the repository with weird characters in the filename. SVN refuses to update the respository unless I first: export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 I don't know or really care what that mumbo jumbo means, but I would like an answer to

Re: [gentoo-user] export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

2013-08-05 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Mike Gilbert flop...@gentoo.org wrote: The handbook documents setting a system-wide default locale. You generally do this by setting the LANG variable in /etc/conf.d/02locale.

Re: [gentoo-user] Understanding why portage wants to downgrade nvidia-cuda-sdk

2013-07-02 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:19 AM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: You probably already spotted this but just in case stable sdk is v2.02.0807.1535 stable toolkit is 4.2.9-r2 Alan, I did not notice that. Thank you, it all makes sense now! Chris

[gentoo-user] Understanding why portage wants to downgrade nvidia-cuda-sdk

2013-07-01 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, I'm particularly paranoid about my CUDA setup. I do not understand CUDA except enough to declare that if my machine has CUDA 4.2 installed my life will be easy. This is because I compile software that supposedly needs CUDA 4.2. Can someone please translate the emerge -Dauv snip below

Re: [gentoo-user] Understanding why portage wants to downgrade nvidia-cuda-sdk

2013-07-01 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: On 01/07/2013 23:18, Chris Stankevitz wrote: It says it's going to downgrade nvidia-cuda-sdk,but it doesn't say why. For that: $ eix dev-util/nvidia-cuda-sdk * dev-util/nvidia-cuda-sdk Available versions

Re: [gentoo-user] Without udev, who/what names ethernet devices?

2013-06-07 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 1:06 AM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: Regarding this string eth0: 1. What does this string represent? Is it a file on a filesystem? (no!) Is it okay for me to call it an ethernet *device* It's just a name. I'm interested in a bit more resolution

Re: [gentoo-user] Who/what names hard drives /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc

2013-06-07 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:43 AM, Philip Webb purs...@ca.inter.net wrote: When in the boot process does is a disk given a name like /dev/sda? That's done by 'udev' based on what BIOS tells it. Hi Philip, Is this a true statement: Some people do not use udev. These people still have a

Re: [gentoo-user] Without udev, who/what names ethernet devices?

2013-06-07 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Samuli Suominen ssuomi...@gentoo.org wrote: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/src/udev?id=97595710b77aa162ca5e20da57d0a1ed7355eaad From there you can find the code that does the renaming in udev. Thank you for the description and links... that

[gentoo-user] Setting the clock with ntp

2013-06-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hi, What is the gentoo equivalent to this ubuntu command: apt-get install ntpdate ntpdate pool.ntp.org The first command installs ntpdate, a program that uses ntp to immediately set the clock, even if it is going to be a large adjustment. The second comment tells ntpdate to sync the clock.

Re: [gentoo-user] Setting the clock with ntp

2013-06-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM, staticsafe m...@staticsafe.ca wrote: emerge ntp ntpdate pool.ntp.org Thank you! Chris

[gentoo-user] Without udev, who/what names ethernet devices?

2013-06-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, A USB serial device is identified by the characters /dev/ttyUSB0. One might call this string a device on your filesystem and it can be opened/closed just like any other entry in the filesystem. An ethernet device is sometimes represented by the string eth0. Regarding this string eth0: 1.

[gentoo-user] Who/what names hard drives /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc

2013-06-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Who or what decides to name a hard drive /dev/sda vs /dev/sdb? How does it decide what order to enumerate the drives on my computer? When in the boot process does is a disk given a name like /dev/sda? Thank you, Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] Poor sound quality

2013-06-03 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 12:52 AM, Neil Bothwick n...@digimed.co.uk wrote: Eliminate hardware failure as a cause by trying it from a live CD. Neil, Thank you. I tried with a xubuntu 12.04 64bit live cd. There was no problem. I conclude that there is no problem with my hardware. I also

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Poor sound quality

2013-06-03 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM, James wirel...@tampabay.rr.com wrote: Good luck, Good Hunting! James, Thank you for your tips. I tried to reproduce the problem on the same hardware using a different OS (xubuntu 12.04). The problem did not occur on the different OS. Therefore I rule out

Re: [gentoo-user] Poor sound quality

2013-06-03 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Walter Dnes waltd...@waltdnes.org wrote: At the risk of starting a flamewar, did you recently install a sound server (e.g. pulseaudio/phonon/whatever)? Can you temporarily disable it and see how the sound comes out? Walter, Thank you for your tip. This is

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Poor sound quality

2013-06-03 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Nikos Chantziaras rea...@gmail.com wrote: Are you using a self-configured kernel? What sound chip is in your laptop? What driver are you using? If it's an Intel codec, have you tried enabling all different variants of that codec in the kernel? Nikos, Thank

[gentoo-user] Poor sound quality

2013-06-02 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, My sound started sounding like crap ~6 months ago. Imagine someone has control of my volume knob and is quickly (~5Hz) turning the volume knob up and down. That is a rough idea of what it sounds like. This happens whether I am listening a beautiful song or whether I'm listening to

[gentoo-user] Lilo EBDA is big yet computer boots (multiple choice)

2013-01-14 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, 1. When my machine boots, just after I tell lilo which kernel to load, lilo reports EBDA is big; kernel setup stack overlaps LILO second stage 2. I chose lilo over grub because of some gentoo handbook comment about multilib that frightened me. 3. My machine boots fine. I have to be

[gentoo-user] What does # mean in emerge output?

2013-01-13 Thread Chris Stankevitz
# emerge --oneshot --ask wxGTK These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! [ebuild R #] x11-libs/wxGTK-2.9.4.1 Hello, In the above emerge instance, a # symbol appears in the emerge output. What does this mean? man emerge seems to skip

Re: [gentoo-user] What does # mean in emerge output?

2013-01-13 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM, Matthias Hanft m...@hanft.de wrote: So your package seems to be masked by an entry in /etc/portage/package.mask. Matt, Thank you. I read that very section but missed the definition of # somehow. FYI in this case the package is masked by the devs and unmasked

[gentoo-user] /usr/share/doc/openrc/net.example not found

2012-12-14 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, The file /etc/conf.d/net reports that I can seen an example format at this location: /usr/share/doc/openrc/net.example On my machine that example file does not exist. Did I do something wrong or is this just a documentation oversight? Thank you, Chris PS: I'm trying to find a

[gentoo-user] Re: Measuring USB packet loss

2012-11-07 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Chris Stankevitz chrisstankev...@gmail.com wrote: Q: How can I retrieve a count of USB transmissions that failed or were retransmitted? (analogous to ifconfig on ethernet) Short answer from linux-usb: This is not possible. For lower latency, try the -rt kernel

[gentoo-user] Measuring USB packet loss

2012-11-06 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Some background: I'm running an experiment that is sensitive to USB latency of a few milliseconds. During a typical overnight run I encounter a handful such latency events and I am trying to understand why they happen. If you can recommend kernel settings/hacks that will decrease USB

[gentoo-user] Which tool to diagnose wireless connection problem?

2012-10-11 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, I never really understood wireless in linux, it has always just worked. I use wicd although I don't really even know what that means. I have no clue what is a wpa supplicant, ndis, etc. I now have a problem. Please point me toward the tools I should use to diagnose and fix the problem.

Re: [gentoo-user] Brother MFC 7320

2012-10-05 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Silvio Siefke siefke_lis...@web.de wrote: When in kernel usb printer compiled in, then must compile cups without usb. Now all run. Well done. Thanks for support. Silvio, Thank you for sharing. How did you figure out what the solution was? Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: OT: new printer suggestions?

2012-09-27 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Michael Trausch m...@trausch.us wrote: I have used Lexmark lasers (mono and color) for They work with standard PostScript drivers out of the box Michael, Are you saying that you were able to print to your Lexmark laser printers by more or less following

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: OT: new printer suggestions?

2012-09-26 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:15 AM, Michael Mol mike...@gmail.com wrote: For my Brother printers, having net-print/cups and net-print/foomatic-filters, is sufficient. I'm not doing anything with scanning or the like, though. Michael, Are you saying that you were able to print to your brother

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: OT: new printer suggestions?

2012-09-26 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Michael Mol mike...@gmail.com wrote: More or less. Hrm. I have the same printer and I had to visit brother's website and download some kind of binary to get it working. I was hoping to emerge cups and have it just work but that was not the case for me. Then

Re: [gentoo-user] Update to newer kernel completely hoses suspend

2012-09-12 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM, Daniel Frey djqf...@gmail.com wrote: So about a month ago I decided to update my kernel to the dreaded 3.x series. My old 2.6.x kernel ... FYI Linus Torvalds says there was no change between 2.6 and 3.0. A quote: So what are the big changes? NOTHING.

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-11 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM, Neil Bothwick n...@digimed.co.uk wrote: To make things easier, please post the output from emerge --info. Neil, Great idea. Output attached. PS: emerge -pv thunar[udev] pulls in gnome-base/gfvs-1.12.3 emerge -pv gvfs pulls in gnome-base/gvfs-1.10.1 Thank

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-11 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Thank you to all who are following this. I used emerge -vptd to get some debugging info. This is the reason emerge wants to bring in the ~amd64 to my stable system: Parent:(xfce-base/thunar-1.4.0::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) Depstring: || ( =gnome-base/gvfs-1.10.1[udisks,udev]

Re: [gentoo-user] USB automount

2012-09-11 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Walter Dnes waltd...@waltdnes.org wrote: Every time that a USB device is inserted or removed, an event is triggered by the kernel. What's required is an event handler that reacts appropriately to those events. This is usually udev, but mdev will also work.

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-11 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Chris Stankevitz chrisstankev...@gmail.com wrote: Questions (3)-(5) This should have said (2)-(4). === The problem is solved in the Ubuntu sense. I suspect that I encountered some kind of portage bug or oddity on the way. I solved the problem by: 1. removed

Re: [gentoo-user] Pacific vs Pacific-New

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Mark Knecht markkne...@gmail.com wrote: I use America/Los-Angeles myself. Mark, Paul: Thank you, I went with America/Los_Angeles Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] stage3/handbook mismatch

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM, Mark Knecht markkne...@gmail.com wrote: That's a very new change just announced globally today and only for new installs. Take a look at eselect news for more info. What a coincidence! I went with the older stage3 approach. Thank you, Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] Having the possibility to set the system-wide locale settings

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 8:24 PM, Dale rdalek1...@gmail.com wrote: LANG=en_US.UTF8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF8 Dale, Thank you, I used the same. P. S. Welcome to Gentoo and the world of constantly learning. Just when you learn something, something changes and you get to learn it all over again. :/

Re: [gentoo-user] Having the possibility to set the system-wide locale settings

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Joshua Murphy poiso...@gmail.com wrote: A 'locale' is a collection of character set, language, date/time format, currency format, etc Josh, Thank you. I now understand what a locale is. It is surprising to me that the string en_US.UTF8 tells the OS about

[gentoo-user] WM that does not require policykit, consolekit, and gudev

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, I installed twm to test my xorg as per the gentoo install docs. Works great! Then I decided to install what I thought would be a lightweight WM: xfce4 with emerge -vat xfce4-meta. Unfortunately emerge didn't want to continue without some changes from me involving USE flags gudev,

[gentoo-user] Gentoo is the best linux distro

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Gentoo is the best distribution I have used (I haven't used too many: ubuntu, fedora, gentoo). I love the USE flags. I love watching (and questioning) what is going to be installed. I love emerge. Supposedly gentoo lacks being able to have a system just work without thinking about anything.

[gentoo-user] USB automount

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Can someone refer me to a source that explains how when I plug in a USB thumb drive it appears on my XFCE4 desktop (or any other WM)? Ideally the answer will use words like: daemon hal udev policykit consolekit /etc/init.d/* hotplug gvfs mount automount pmount gnome-volume-manager udisks

Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo is the best linux distro

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM, Alan McKinnon alan.mckin...@gmail.com wrote: For the release to use new packages with their new magic features, every other package using those packages must also be recompiled I see now. The only sane way to deal with this is to peg the packages at version

[gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
I installed xfce4-meta and was a little surprised to see it did not come with thunar. When I tried to install it, portage became upset. Question: is it normal that I would have to ~amd64 a bunch of packages and deal with slot conflicts and static-libs to install a file manager? FYI I am

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Canek Peláez Valdés can...@gmail.com wrote: Try reemerging world with USE=-static -static-libs, and then try to emerge thunar also with USE=-static -static-libs. Canek, Thank you for your help. I 1. added -static -static-libs to /etc/make.conf USE. 2. emerge

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Canek Peláez Valdés can...@gmail.com wrote: The problem seems to be the use of static libraries I temporarily worked around by adding xfce-base/thunar -udev to package.use. Somehow building thunar with udev introduced the mess. Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Canek Peláez Valdés can...@gmail.com wrote: Can I see your USE Canek, Thank you for your help. My USE flags are pretty benign. I'm beginning to suspect something is grossly wrong with my setup. Below I will post my USE line from make.conf and my entire

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge xfce-base/thunar: lobotomy needed

2012-09-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM, Canek Peláez Valdés can...@gmail.com wrote: =sys-fs/udev-171, which is stable. Are you sure you don't have anything in /etc/portage/package.keywords? I know it sounds absurd, but... I have no package.keywords file. My package.use is small and benign. My

[gentoo-user] stage3/handbook mismatch

2012-09-09 Thread Chris Stankevitz
FYI, stage3-amd64-20120621.tar.bz2 creates a file /etc/make.conf handbook says to edit to /etc/portage/make.conf Chris

[gentoo-user] Pacific vs Pacific-New

2012-09-09 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Following the handbook, I am now setting my timezone. I am in Los Angeles. Should I select: a) /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Pacific b) /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Pacific-New c) [your answer here] man Pacific didn't help. Thank you, Chris

[gentoo-user] Having the possibility to set the system-wide locale settings

2012-09-09 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Section 8c of the handbook tells me: === You now have the possibility to set the system-wide locale settings in the /etc/env.d/02locale file: === Code Listing 3.8: Setting the default system locale in /etc/env.d/02locale LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=C === Q1: Do I have the possibility

[gentoo-user] Re: Adding a use flag: hwdb

2012-06-12 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Neil Bothwick wrote: you really shouldn't complain about being given choices... I apologize, it was no my intention to complain. In the future I will make a decision and not complain. Thank you to everyone for your assistance! Chris

Re: [gentoo-user] Adding a use flag: hwdb

2012-06-11 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:26 AM, Alex Schuster wo...@wonkology.org wrote: I think Chris' question is more about why he has to manually activate this USE flag, as it seems to be necessary anyway, in his case. Alex, Yes this is correct. I see now I was far too wordy in the OP and thank you for

Re: [gentoo-user] Adding a use flag: hwdb

2012-06-11 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Michael, On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Michael Orlitzky mich...@orlitzky.com wrote: Portage doesn't know what you want to do, so it does the safe thing and lets you decide. Either, Somewhat tongue-in-cheek: I don't know either. I don't want udev, udisks, hwdb or even know what they are.

[gentoo-user] Adding a use flag: hwdb

2012-06-10 Thread Chris Stankevitz
Hello, Background: I enable USE flags by adding them to /etc/portage/package.use. This file is filled with all sorts of personal preference customizations of my system. This file does not contain required system USE flags. A month ago emerge insisted that I enable a USE flag

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Understanding new ruby dependencies

2012-05-23 Thread Chris Stankevitz
On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:13 PM, kwk...@hkbn.net wrote: I suggest keeping an eye on ${PORTDIR}/profiles/desc directory too. This is where every one of the USE_EXPAND variables is explained in details. Thank you for all your patient help. I've been using Gentoo for years and for some reason

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