Re: [gentoo-user] A question regarding building Gentoo and UEFI vs Non UEFI

2018-11-20 Thread Mick
by listing the EFI variables: ls -la /sys/firmware/efi/ If it's empty you have booted in good ol' MBR. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] virt-manager qemu problem

2018-11-18 Thread Mick
On Sunday, 18 November 2018 13:49:12 GMT jdm wrote: > On Sat, 17 Nov 2018 23:39:42 + > > Mick wrote: > > On Saturday, 17 November 2018 10:55:21 GMT jdm wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > > > I am trying to run virt-manager and or qemu with 3d a

Re: [gentoo-user] virt-manager qemu problem

2018-11-17 Thread Mick
nes with normal qxl options and all is fine so > think this is just an issue with virtio 3d acceleration. > > Any ideas? > > Thanks > > John All I can think is this should be related to the host GPU and any recent update to its drivers. On an old Radeon here I have not

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: AMD lappy

2018-11-17 Thread Mick
gt; be 64-bits wide. > > Read the section on "Instruction set": > >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryzen > > If you want an Arm laptop, you pretty much have to by a Chromebook. > > AMD did have the "Opteron A" processor which included an Arm > Cortex-A57 core, but that was aimed at the blade-server market, and I > think it was discontinued... Well, ... the PSP spy-in-the-die is an ARM core running within the main AMD x86 CPU and you can't switch it off, or remove it. However, I'm sure this is not the kind of ARM James' been looking for. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Scanners, sane and driver support question

2018-11-12 Thread Mick
ey do not always perform as well. You can also buy ink in a bottle and refill the cartridges, but the spray head wears out and the quality of the print soon deteriorates. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Policykit problems (blueman, nm-applet, USB mount, etc) after some update

2018-11-08 Thread Mick
ppropriate > for this kind of problems? Yes, I think this looks like a bug, but like your previous problem it may have something to do with the interaction (buggy or otherwise) between polkit and systemctl. I suggest you raise a bug report with BGO. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] What's with KDE?

2018-11-04 Thread Mick
ueror maintainer is trying single-handedly to keep it running as a simple browser and does not have the (human) resources to recreate the FM functionality of KDE 3 on it. He has asked for devs to join him, but had no takers. I've tried Trinity in the past, but at the time it was nowhere near developed enough to use on a daily basis. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] chrony-3.3 hangs at boot

2018-11-02 Thread Mick
On Friday, 2 November 2018 16:59:32 GMT Peter Humphrey wrote: > On Friday, 2 November 2018 16:38:14 GMT Stroller wrote: > > > On 3 Sep 2018, at 19:10, Holger Hoffstätte > > > > > > wrote:> > > > > > > On Mon, 03 Sep 2018 17:48:53 +0100, Mi

Re: [gentoo-user] portage sandbox path-depth limit ?

2018-10-30 Thread Mick
suming so much memory they cumulatively use up all RAM available and then start swapping endlessly until the compilation invariably fails. Increasingly more and more packages have been suffering from this, the last two I noticed are qtwebkit and qtwebengine. My solution has been to create a package.env file in which I specify MAKEOPTS limiting the number of jobs and average load for any of these packages which chew up all the RAM. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] libfilezilla not available ?

2018-10-27 Thread Mick
. [snip ...] > Cheers > Meino What do you get when using wget: wget 'http://distfiles.gentoo.org/distfiles/libfilezilla-0.15.0.tar.bz2' -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Policykit problems (blueman, nm-applet, USB mount, etc) after some update

2018-10-26 Thread Mick
both Xfce and systemd should post what their setup looks like for Alexey to compare notes with. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Policykit problems (blueman, nm-applet, USB mount, etc) after some update

2018-10-26 Thread Mick
On Friday, 26 October 2018 14:41:53 BST Alexey Eschenko wrote: > On 10/26/18 3:15 PM, Mick wrote: > > You may want to check if you have left any manually created session files > > in / etc/X11/Sessions/ and ~/.xinit or ~/.xsession. > > Thanks for the tips. But looks

Re: [gentoo-user] Policykit problems (blueman, nm-applet, USB mount, etc) after some update

2018-10-26 Thread Mick
ddm). As a result there were two sessions starting as shown by ck-list-sessions and this created a clash blocking things like BT, USB mounts from userspace (on any DE) and the like. You may want to check if you have left any manually created session files in / etc/X11/Sessions/ and ~/.xinit or ~/.xsession. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] qt-mismtach?

2018-10-25 Thread Mick
l it ever backfiring on me. Using quicpkg on the candidate package before uninstalling it is a good insurance policy. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] [SOLVED] Emerge --sync fails on excluded stuff

2018-10-23 Thread Mick
from but it doesn't appear to have > been installed by an ebuild. I have gentoo.conf (similar to the above), layman.conf and local.conf. I'm sure I created the last two myself, while instructions for creating the gentoo.conf were probably published in a news item pertaining to a portage upgrade a few years ago now. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Irritating ~5s pause whilst booting with grub

2018-10-23 Thread Mick
verything else is just > aesthetic sugar. Too much sugar isn't good for one. You could use the the kernel EFI stub to boot directly from the EFI partition, without the intermediation of a boot manager.[1] The only problem with this approach is you will need to enter your UEFI boot menu to select another

Re: [gentoo-user] [SOLVED] Emerge --sync fails on excluded stuff

2018-10-23 Thread Mick
although some utilities > get confused if make.conf is, portage just considers the contents as a > single file. I'm also using a local mirror to avoid loading the public gentoo mirrors with multiple requests from my machines and have not yet had a problem with portage verification in the cl

Re: [gentoo-user] Per-process-tree memory quotas?

2018-10-20 Thread Mick
Have a look here instead for the Gentoo alternative: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/OpenRC/CGroups -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Rust problem when upgrading Firefox

2018-10-16 Thread Mick
k. More than a year ago I'd noticed similar uncontrolled consumption of resources by emerge on Chromium. Interestingly a few versions later something must have changed (some hardware limit checks added by devs?) and Chromium became much less hungry for resources. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Where be me icons?

2018-10-07 Thread Mick
> everything you actually need. There are many more. Try: ls /usr/portage/x11-wm The icons problem you are mentioning is usually caused by a theme not being specified, or the one specified having components missing. I am not familiar with fvwm, but have a look at logs in e.g. ~/.xsess

Re: [gentoo-user] Mount Android phone on Gentoo - Transport endpoint is not connected

2018-10-06 Thread Mick
t;removed the media sharing functionality (MTP)". Does this mean MTP is being deprecated? What will replace it? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Skypeforlinux does not start

2018-10-05 Thread Mick
rked for me. Thank you. I've had the same symptom and I also do not have elogind installed. If elogind is necessary, shouldn't it be specified in the ebuild as a dependency? Since I'm running console-kit, but not elogind, or systemd, couldn't skype be made to work with that instead? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] external storage

2018-10-03 Thread Mick
ttention. Did this problem manifest each time, or once only? Could it have something to do with unplugging the disk while still mounted. I used to have an ntfs formatted partition which was mounted at each boot by the linux OS (with an entry in fstab), but did not come across chkdsk when I occassionally dual-booted into MSWindows. For USB flash storage I'd use exFAT rather than NTFS or any other journalled fs. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] AER: Corrected error received: 0000:00:03.0

2018-09-28 Thread Mick
On Friday, 28 September 2018 10:26:09 BST zless wrote: > În ziua de vineri, 28 septembrie 2018, la 10:05:28 EEST, Håkon Alstadheim a > > scris: > > Den 28. sep. 2018 00:02, skrev Mick: > > > On Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:51:42 BST Håkon Alstadheim wrote: > > &g

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] AER: Corrected error received: 0000:00:03.0

2018-09-27 Thread Mick
EAER_INJECT in your kernel? What do you get when you boot with the kernel option: pcie_ports=auto -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Noteworthy change in the way Chrome logs in

2018-09-25 Thread Mick
On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 13:29:14 BST Dale wrote: > Mick wrote: > > On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:02:48 BST Dale wrote: > >> Mick wrote: > >>> On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:11:38 BST Walter Dnes wrote: > >>>> On Mon,

Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Noteworthy change in the way Chrome logs in

2018-09-25 Thread Mick
On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:02:48 BST Dale wrote: > Mick wrote: > > On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:11:38 BST Walter Dnes wrote: > >> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 02:59:17PM +0100, Mick wrote > >> > >>> This is worse than I expected. OK, therefore never si

Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Noteworthy change in the way Chrome logs in

2018-09-25 Thread Mick
On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:11:38 BST Walter Dnes wrote: > On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 02:59:17PM +0100, Mick wrote > > > This is worse than I expected. OK, therefore never signing into Google's > > systems with Chromium is the only way to stop this invasion of privacy. > &

Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Noteworthy change in the way Chrome logs in

2018-09-24 Thread Mick
On Monday, 24 September 2018 13:47:05 BST Andrew Udvare wrote: > > On 2018-09-24, at 06:29, Mick wrote: > > > > > > Unless I understood this wrong, 'Google Chrome' will not be able to > > perform > > this (dis)service, unless you have enabled the "Offer

Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Noteworthy change in the way Chrome logs in

2018-09-24 Thread Mick
lated website. If you value your privacy you can leave the "Offer to save passwords" setting disabled, or can use a profile where this is not enabled and can also avoid ever using Chrome to sign in to any of Alphabet's creations. Is Chromium also affected by this? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: disable Intel Mgr Engine

2018-09-23 Thread Mick
k on my own HPC gentoo clusters, I'm more motivated > to put something "I" control onto an arm64 variant, until RiscV matures > or FPGA come way down in price. Perhaps a Front-end-core-system out of > old discreet logic chips of yore? Or modern PLA/PLD boards, some of > wh

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: wxPython/wxWidgets release number mismatch

2018-09-17 Thread Mick
mber mismatch > warnings.warn("wxPython/wxWidgets release number mismatch") Have a look at bug #639276 in case it is related to your problem: https://bugs.gentoo.org/639276 -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox crashes on some www-pages on a newer Gentoo system

2018-09-16 Thread Mick
On Sunday, 16 September 2018 12:32:53 BST gevisz wrote: > вс, 16 сент. 2018 г. в 11:09, Dale : > > Mick wrote: > > > On Sunday, 16 September 2018 08:19:30 BST gevisz wrote: > > >> пт, 7 сент. 2018 г. в 19:05, Mick : > > >>> On Frida

Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox crashes on some www-pages on a newer Gentoo system

2018-09-16 Thread Mick
On Sunday, 16 September 2018 08:19:30 BST gevisz wrote: > пт, 7 сент. 2018 г. в 19:05, Mick : > > On Friday, 7 September 2018 16:32:40 BST gevisz wrote: > > > > Something else I came across causing FF crashes here, was a bug with > > profile- sync-daemon (recent threa

Re: [gentoo-user] disable Intel Mgr Engine

2018-09-14 Thread Mick
Us yet. As Taiidan has mentioned only old MoBos of the Intel/AMD oligopoly are safe from being pawned-by-design, as well as IBM's POWER9. For laptops however as far as I know there is little choice other than recycling old MoBos. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] CUPS remote printing drives me crazy

2018-09-12 Thread Mick
This should get you talking to the server. Should you still have problems printing, you can thereafter troubleshoot it in more detail by checking the server's cupsd logs. Beyond simple printing you can allow access to the server's admin pages, logs and what have your from the client, but you may not wish to do this for security reasons. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Rebuilding a kernel on a hardened gentoo

2018-09-11 Thread Mick
nd /var/lib/portage/world files from the existing installation, so you have minimal configuration changes to perform, following reinstallation. Also keep the old kernel image in /boot in case you struggle getting a newer kernel to boot immediately. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: : Re: [gentoo-user] Endlessly growing xorg-session.log

2018-09-11 Thread Mick
On Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:02:18 BST Peter Humphrey wrote: > Mick wrote : > > On Monday, 10 September 2018 09:49:16 BST Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > Hello list, [snip ...] > > > It was mostly full of repetitions of this: > > > [warn] epoll_wait: Bad fil

Re: [gentoo-user] Endlessly growing xorg-session.log

2018-09-10 Thread Mick
that particular user. On a buggy desktop here I have 13M and on a quiet desktop I have 0.9M after a couple of hours since login. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox crashes on some www-pages on a newer Gentoo system

2018-09-07 Thread Mick
On Friday, 7 September 2018 16:32:40 BST gevisz wrote: > пт, 27 июл. 2018 г. в 18:30, Mick : > > This looks like a radeon video driver problem. You could go into a loop > > of > > rebuilding xorg, mesa, dev-libs/nss, what-ever and see if things improve, > > or you c

Re: [gentoo-user] profile-sync-daemon "bad substitution" at boot

2018-09-06 Thread Mick
On Thursday, 6 September 2018 09:22:35 BST Alexander Kapshuk wrote: > On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:18 AM Alexander Kapshuk > > wrote: > > On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 10:48 AM Samuraiii wrote: > > > On 5.9.2018 21:20, Mick wrote: > > > > > > Hi All, > >

Re: [gentoo-user] profile-sync-daemon "bad substitution" at boot

2018-09-06 Thread Mick
Thanks Samuraiii, On Thursday, 6 September 2018 08:48:31 BST Samuraiii wrote: > On 5.9.2018 21:20, Mick wrote: > > I just noticed a psd error at boot time: > > > > /usr/bin/profile-sync-daemon: line 325: ${#DIRArr[@]##*/}: bad > > substitution > > >

[gentoo-user] profile-sync-daemon "bad substitution" at boot

2018-09-05 Thread Mick
Hi All, I just noticed a psd error at boot time: /usr/bin/profile-sync-daemon: line 325: ${#DIRArr[@]##*/}: bad substitution Any idea what's brought this about? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: chrony-3.3 hangs at boot

2018-09-04 Thread Mick
On Monday, 3 September 2018 22:47:50 BST Holger Hoffstätte wrote: > On Mon, 03 Sep 2018 22:23:18 +0100, Mick wrote: > > This is repeatable if I try to stop it manually. Version 3.3 didn't have > > this problem. > > Ah yes, that's from upgrading. Apologies for the mislead

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: chrony-3.3 hangs at boot

2018-09-03 Thread Mick
On Monday, 3 September 2018 19:10:52 BST Holger Hoffstätte wrote: > On Mon, 03 Sep 2018 17:48:53 +0100, Mick wrote: > > I just noticed today chronyd hangs during boot for a minute and a half. > > The logs do not reveal anything amiss. I suspect it waits for a network > &

[gentoo-user] chrony-3.3 hangs at boot

2018-09-03 Thread Mick
chronyd[1930]: Loaded dump file for 10.10.10.1 Have you noticed the same? Is there a fix/workaround for this? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] Is that possible or nonsense (3D-Printing via WiFi) ?

2018-09-02 Thread Mick
USBIP_CORE Then have a look at your: /usr/src/linux/Documentation/usb/usbip_protocol.txt -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1

2018-08-31 Thread Mick
On Friday, 31 August 2018 22:10:48 BST Andrew Udvare wrote: > On 8/31/18 2:41 PM, Mick wrote: > > What I have not fathomed yet is how to compile into the mach_kernel the > > vmlinuz and initrd the boot.efi uses to boot linux. :-/ > > (Note that I am making assumptions that

Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1

2018-08-31 Thread Mick
On Friday, 31 August 2018 17:22:43 BST Andrew Udvare wrote: > On 8/31/18 11:31 AM, Mick wrote: > > Hi All, > > > > Would anyone have *recent* experience of installing and running Gentoo > > plus > > > Kodi on the above? It has a Pentium-M with Apple's 32bi

[gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1

2018-08-31 Thread Mick
supported until last year was by OSMC running debian jessie. I'd like to update this with Gentoo binaries but I'm not exactly sure how the boot process is chainloaded from Apple's kernel and in addition OSMC's debian is running systemd. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description

Re: [gentoo-user] Mouse wheel makes firefox hang

2018-08-27 Thread Mick
On Monday, 27 August 2018 18:35:29 BST Hervé Guillemet wrote: > Thanks Mick for the suggestions. > > This sounds like a Xorg drivers problem, but if Xorg has partially > > crashed due to RAM or power problems, then this cursor problem will > > go away after you addre

Re: [gentoo-user] Mouse wheel makes firefox hang

2018-08-26 Thread Mick
s cursor problem will go away after you address the hardware issue. > Scrolling with scrollbars or arrow keys works. > Scrolling with wheels in others apps like terminals works too. > No useful message in syslog, dmesg or console. What does /var/log/Xorg.0.log reveal? -- Regards

Re: [gentoo-user] backing up a partition

2018-08-24 Thread Mick
If you are using the USB stick to save an image file to it, then you will come across the VFAT file size limit of 4GB. So, use exFAT, or ext2. If you are using a USB stick to create a partition clone it doesn't matter what the USB fs type is. It will be replaced with that of the original partitio

[gentoo-user] Re: ImageMagick-7 security

2018-08-23 Thread Mick
On Thursday, 23 August 2018 09:06:12 BST Mick wrote: > I noticed this enotice in imagemagick: > > * For security reasons, a policy.xml file was installed in > /etc/ImageMagick-7 * which will prevent the usage of the following coders > by default: * > * - PS > *

[gentoo-user] ImageMagick-7 security

2018-08-23 Thread Mick
why the above PS related files are disabled. What is the security threat exactly? JavaScript contents which may be executed by ImageMagick? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] No mouse on Lenovo T400

2018-08-23 Thread Mick
fix proposed yet: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=646540 HTH. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] No mouse on Lenovo T400

2018-08-22 Thread Mick
B protocols selected. > 2) The mouse works fine when I boot another linux distro off a USB key. > > Any other ideas? Run 'usbdevices' on the other distro to see what driver it uses, or perhaps diff the two kernel configs in case you missed something. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Descr

Re: [gentoo-user] When a package is marked as stable or not?

2018-08-22 Thread Mick
pp-office/libreoffice-bin when you run emerge. At some point a libreoffice-bin version not requiring python_3.5 should be made stable. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] python-3.6.5 rebuild fails on new install

2018-08-19 Thread Mick
S="-j2 -l2" for such troublesome packages and swap usage is kept within normal limits. I think the message "[drm] HPD interrupt storm" refers to some old kernel bug, but it could be a regression. Which kernel are you using? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] The memory gremlin

2018-08-09 Thread Mick
mware updates, Asus are usually OK in providing updates to stabilise their chipsets, as long as the bugs are fixable in software. Also, if the BIOS offers DRAM timing settings increase the latency a notch and see if that helps. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Backup questions

2018-08-09 Thread Mick
o heat and humidity I suggest you take a look at the manufacturer's specifications, both for the enclosure and for the drives. Invariably environmental thresholds are printed on labels on the devices themselves, or you could google using the part numbers off them. HTH. -- Regards, Mick signatur

Re: [gentoo-user] Layout problem in latest KDE apps

2018-08-02 Thread Mick
ing icons here for more than a year on KDE applications (or whatever they are called this semester), on non-Plasma desktop. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Layout problem in latest KDE apps

2018-08-01 Thread Mick
;fizzled > >out anyway.) > > You can run individual apps over X this way, for the whole desktop, VNC > would be better. I really should have set that up on Monday, before I came > into hospital, but who thought the NHS would start offering free WiFi? Apparently they sav

Re: [gentoo-user] net-misc/openssh-7.7_p1-r4 switched off hpn use flag

2018-07-30 Thread Mick
On Monday, 30 July 2018 14:07:24 BST Andrew Savchenko wrote: > Hi! > > On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:21:45 +0100 Mick wrote: > > Any idea why the latest openssh has set USE="-hpn"? > > > > PS. The multi-threaded AES-CTR is broken and disabled, which is OK, but >

Re: [gentoo-user] Steam is still BROKEN

2018-07-29 Thread Mick
t; =\ > > What in god's name are the linux ppl trying to build here?!?!?! > > It's certainly not a stable, usable, and reliable operating system... My systems are just so. But I don't run ~arch ... ;-) -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox crashes on some www-pages on a newer Gentoo system

2018-07-27 Thread Mick
On Friday, 27 July 2018 19:49:45 BST gevisz wrote: > 2018-07-27 18:29 GMT+03:00 Mick : > > On Friday, 27 July 2018 14:00:43 BST gevisz wrote: > >> 2018-07-27 15:44 GMT+03:00 gevisz : > >> > Updating world without global -pam, -polkit and -consolekit use flags > &g

Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox crashes on some www-pages on a newer Gentoo system

2018-07-27 Thread Mick
wait for/keyword later versions of these packages. Alternatively, you could try reporting this to the application devs and see what they say. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox crashes on some www-pages on a newer Gentoo system

2018-07-27 Thread Mick
On Friday, 27 July 2018 11:44:08 BST gevisz wrote: > 2018-07-27 12:44 GMT+03:00 Mick : > > PAM is used to separate applications from the underlying > > authentication mechanisms. It checks OS user/account/passwd/session > > authentications when required by applications.

Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox crashes on some www-pages on a newer Gentoo system

2018-07-27 Thread Mick
hat because > I have set -consolekit and -policykit use > flags in my /etc/portage/make.conf on my > new Gentoo system but unsetting them > does not lead to any recompilation while running > # emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse --backtrack=100 --ask world > > Any thoughts about this? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: scanner problem : latest

2018-07-26 Thread Mick
On Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:38:35 BST Mick wrote: > On Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:14:32 BST Philip Webb wrote: > > 180723 Neil Bothwick wrote: > > > On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:04:26 -0400, Philip Webb wrote: > > >> Linux Mint 19 leads you along to a point where you've t

Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo-sources : stable versions

2018-07-24 Thread Mick
On Sunday, 1 July 2018 16:58:15 BST Mick wrote: > On Saturday, 30 June 2018 10:28:11 BST Philip Webb wrote: > > 180626 Rich Freeman wrote: > > > On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 8:58 PM Philip Webb wrote: > > >> Does anyone know why the latest stable version of Gento

Re: [gentoo-user] correction: steam stalls

2018-07-23 Thread Mick
t use steam and don't know if the above causes your problem, but I would start from there if I were you. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/qtconfig is missing components

2018-07-23 Thread Mick
g is left on the box and is symlinked to qtchooser now. :-/ -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/qtconfig is missing components

2018-07-23 Thread Mick
On Monday, 23 July 2018 10:01:18 BST Peter Humphrey wrote: > On Monday, 23 July 2018 09:19:05 BST Mick wrote: > > When I run /usr/bin/qtconfig it complains about a missing > > '/usr/lib64/qt5/bin/ qtconfig': > > > > $ /usr/bin/qtconfig > > qtconfig: could not

[gentoo-user] /usr/bin/qtconfig is missing components

2018-07-23 Thread Mick
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Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] MBR + GPT + GRUB

2018-07-21 Thread Mick
On Saturday, 21 July 2018 19:47:25 BST Jack wrote: > On 2018.07.21 13:46, Mick wrote: > > Hi All, > > > > A slightly off-topic question arising from a different distro, which > > may > > replicate itself on Gentoo. > > > > I installed Mint-Linux,

[gentoo-user] [OT] MBR + GPT + GRUB

2018-07-21 Thread Mick
stallation succeeded without an ef02 partition, but a grub package update would not proceed without it? Where did the Mint installer store the grub core image to be able to continue with the installation? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Dhclient and buggy ISP

2018-07-20 Thread Mick
s? Or anyway :'D > > Ps. I hate my ISP :( > Pps. I have other problems too... I am not familiar with dhclient, although whenever I used it in various distros it just worked. Have you tried using dhcpcd instead? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: scanner problem : latest

2018-07-20 Thread Mick
power-off & when you restart, > instead of the regular Lilo box of options, there's only a Grub prompt. > Disaster looks you in the face ! Many an installation were hosed lately because of a GRUB problem in Mint and potentially *buntu. Testing before releasing was not as thorough as

Re: [gentoo-user] scanner problem : latest

2018-07-19 Thread Mick
come. > Thanks again for the others so far. I can't recall if you mentioned any differences in the kernel versions and their configs between Gentoo and Mint? Have you compared the strace outputs between Gentoo and Mint too to see if anything stands out? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] scanner problem

2018-07-17 Thread Mick
up : > > scanner:x:104:purslow > > > > I am puzzled : does anyone have a suggestion what to do next ? > > Does the scanner currently show up if you do "lsusb" ? > Does dmesg say anything when you plug the scanner in? > Is it possible that the drive

Re: [gentoo-user] KDE and pulseaudio.

2018-07-16 Thread Mick
hen it'll take some digging or patience to get your problem resolved. On a stable system here, pulseaudio-11.1-r1 installs without conflicts and works. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] When Linux desktop will be at least so convenient as MS DOS?

2018-07-13 Thread Mick
tion. You may want to take a look at xset and in particular 'xset +c' to switch on the keyboard clicking sound. If you append this to the command which is run when you switch to Cyrillic you would get a clicking sound. You can also set the volume of the clicking sound by using a value from 1-100. -

Re: [gentoo-user] whats going on with python versions?

2018-07-10 Thread Mick
ot hit too. Any idea when the incompatible package ebuilds will be sorted out on the stable tree so we can move onto 3.6 properly? I also don't fancy rebuilding 200+ packages in the middle of a heat wave. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: How long does "Verifying /usr/portage" take?

2018-07-06 Thread Mick
ify time dropped to > about 10 seconds. I should probably do that more often... This is odd. Why would a verification of portage include the distfiles, when the latter are checked before they are unpacked as a package is being emerged. It doesn't make sense to me. :-/ -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Portage, git and shallow cloning

2018-07-06 Thread Mick
lack of disk space on some of my systems, metered and slow bandwidth and no need to know what every individual commit and reason for it was, had me sticking to using rsync, after a short sting on using git. I don't think anyone recommended git unless good reasons for one's use case make it an

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: How to update public keys?

2018-07-05 Thread Mick
> > gpg: keyserver refresh failed: General error > > > > The last four lines repeat forever with an increasingly longer period. > > I never did figure what was causing the "General error". After about > an hour of googling and reading descriptions of unrelated problems, it > just started working with no changes to any configuration. Apparently > a server issue? It could be a congestion issue. I have noticed the same with different key servers at times. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

[gentoo-user] How to recover gentoo keys and verify portage following recent update debacle

2018-07-05 Thread Mick
hashes. I have not seen .umd5sum files before, any idea what type of hashes these are? PPS. Given md5 collisions are known and md5 is considered completely broken, why are we still using it in 2018? [1] https://www.gentoo.org/downloads/signatures/ [2] https://www.gentoo.org/downloads/mir

Re: [gentoo-user] syncing via via git and signature failure

2018-07-04 Thread Mick
On Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:32:33 BST gevisz wrote: > 2018-07-04 21:01 GMT+03:00 Mick : > > On Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:57:56 BST gevisz wrote: > >> 2018-07-04 11:55 GMT+03:00 Alex Thorne : > >> >> I use rsync and get the following for more than a day n

Re: [gentoo-user] syncing via via git and signature failure

2018-07-04 Thread Mick
and no way to fix it" Is there a documented manual workaround we could follow at present, irrespective of our sync'ing mechanism of choice? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] syncing via via git and signature failure

2018-07-04 Thread Mick
a mirror and then arrived at the same "no public key" error. Having waited for 15 years to arrive at a more secure method of validating the portage content, the need to sort out the infrastructure to support this shouldn't hopefully take too long. Are there any news how/when this probl

Re: [gentoo-user] Multilib help

2018-07-04 Thread Mick
and provide howto instructions for all sorts of setups. For Portage I'd recommend you start from here: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/Working/Portage then delve into more areas by navigating to them from the menu list on the right titled "Working with Gentoo" and "W

Re: [gentoo-user] how best to encrypt a file

2018-07-03 Thread Mick
You can also use openssl for the same purpose. For the odd file I use gpg -e and shred to delete securely the decrypted file from the disk after I have finished reading it (some times my tmpfs is on disk). Libreoffice can also use gpg to encrypt your files. Look for the option on the File/Save As pop up. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] All Gentoo signing key expired and no way to fix it

2018-07-03 Thread Mick
gpg: keyblock resource '/var/lib/gentoo/gkeys/keyrings/gentoo/release/ pubring.kbx': No such file or directory :-/ -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] All Gentoo signing key expired and no way to fix it

2018-07-03 Thread Mick
ersions: ~0.2 ** {PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 > python3_4 python3_5 python3_6"} > Homepage:https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Gentoo-keys > Description: Tool for generating OpenPGP/GPG keys using a > specifications file This package update came up yesterday: app-crypt/openpgp-keys-gentoo-release-20180702 which as I understand will update the portage keys accordingly but I don't use webrsync to know if it applies the same way. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] A config file for the magical combo of....

2018-07-02 Thread Mick
On Monday, 2 July 2018 19:20:29 BST Corbin Bird wrote: > On 07/01/2018 03:04 PM, Mick wrote: > > What do you mean "would not load"? From the live ISO? > > > > I had no such problem here on a bare metal install (no Windows) with > > sysrescuecd. You have to

Re: [gentoo-user] A config file for the magical combo of....

2018-07-01 Thread Mick
hoose the OS. > > Corbin I am booting without a boot loader straight from UEFI as this not a multiboot system. So, unless I interrupt it pressing F2 to get into UEFI menu, it will boot into the default OS image, which is the latest I have setup with efibootmgr. -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo-sources : stable versions

2018-07-01 Thread Mick
ere a clever way of getting out of this race condition and is there a way to troubleshoot it further without going into kernel debugging at this stage? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Hostile takeover of our github mirror. Don't use ebuild from there until new warning!

2018-06-28 Thread Mick
e article published at > https://www.gentoo.org/news/2018/06/28/Github-gentoo-org-hacked.html Thanks for letting us know, but how did this happen? -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

Re: [gentoo-user] avahi/mdns-nss and ipv4/ipv6 while pinging

2018-06-28 Thread Mick
for any help in advance! > Cheers > Meino ping -4 -c 3 -- Regards, Mick signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

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