Re: [gentoo-user] Instrumenting the GPU

2017-11-15 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:24:52 GMT Marc Joliet wrote: > Am Montag, 13. November 2017, 11:59:06 CET schrieb Peter Humphrey: > > Hello list, > > > > I'm hunting a problem with cooling in this box, and I've got as far as > > suspecting my new AMD WX 5100 GPU. > &

Re: [gentoo-user] Instrumenting the GPU

2017-11-14 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday, 14 November 2017 06:37:35 GMT R0b0t1 wrote: > On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:46 AM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > On Monday, 13 November 2017 15:12:56 GMT Daniel Frey wrote: > >> On 11/13/17 02:59, Peter Humphrey wrote: > >> >

Re: [gentoo-user] Instrumenting the GPU

2017-11-13 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 13 November 2017 15:12:56 GMT Daniel Frey wrote: > On 11/13/17 02:59, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > Hello list, > > > > I'm hunting a problem with cooling in this box, and I've got as far as > > suspecting my new AMD WX 5100 GPU. > > > > One of my BO

[gentoo-user] Instrumenting the GPU

2017-11-13 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, I'm hunting a problem with cooling in this box, and I've got as far as suspecting my new AMD WX 5100 GPU. One of my BOINC projects causes the GPU temperature, as shown by gkrellm, to shoot up to 75C or more and cause intolerable system cooling noise. If I suspend that project but

Re: [gentoo-user] boost-1.63 dependency confusion

2017-11-11 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 11 November 2017 15:40:18 GMT Jens Pelzetter wrote: > Hello all, > > alternativly you can do manual step wise update (which work at least for > me): > > # emerge -va --oneshot =dev-util/boost-build-1.63 > # emerge -va --oneshot =dev-libs/boost-1.63 > > After that, emerge should

Re: [gentoo-user] boost-1.63 dependency confusion

2017-11-11 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 11 November 2017 12:20:35 GMT Mick wrote: > On Saturday, 11 November 2017 11:45:16 GMT you wrote: > > >The confusion is all mine, because I cannot decipher what is masking > > > >dev-util/ boost-build-1.63: > [snip ...] > > > >I see that 1.63.0 and 1.65.0 have no slot defined, but

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] AppImage? What's that?

2017-11-05 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sun, 5 Nov 2017 16:46:07 +0200 > Reading only this thread, it looks like an upstream used a horribly > incomplete scheme for distribution that isn't even ready for launch. What, like KDE-4, KDE-plasma, ... ? -- Regards, Peter.

Re: [gentoo-user] Alternatives to knutclient

2017-11-01 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:45:53 + > You would have thought it was easy to take a spur off of a socket that's > part of a ring main, It used to be easy enough - provided that the spur had no more than two single sockets or one double. Maybe the regs have changed yet again. > but believe me, as

Re: [gentoo-user] Alternatives to knutclient

2017-10-31 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:33:53 + Wols Lists wrote: > In the UK at least also, we have ring mains. These are rated at 30 Amps, > from which you can take a 13 Amp feed from any socket. Once you start > taking power over multiple leads the wiring has more resistance,

Re: [gentoo-user] Alternatives to knutclient

2017-10-30 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:46:02 -0500 Dale wrote: > I've always seen UPSs as the best insurance of decent power.  I find > them handy for almost anything electronic.  No matter where a person > lives, good power is sometimes just not going to be there.  I spent an instructive

Re: [gentoo-user] Python 3.5

2017-10-29 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:31:46 +1100 Adam Carter wrote: > > On my amd64 arch machine I; > > emerged python 3.5 > > eselected python 3.5 > > edited make.conf to set PYTHON_TARGETS to "python2_7 python3_5" > > running emerge -pv --depclean =python-3.4.5 to see what needs to be

Re: [gentoo-user] A portage nuisance

2017-10-27 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:52:54 - Helmut Jarausch wrote: > I have a problem with emerge for a long time. > Sometimes I need to (re-)emerge many packages like in an > emerge --emptytree @world > > Because I use several overlays, there are problems with a lot of > packages. >

Re: [gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-24 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:21:31 +0100 Neil Bothwick <n...@digimed.co.uk> wrote: > On Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:39:45 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > On Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:51:44 +0100 > > Neil Bothwick <n...@stfw.net> wrote: > > > > > Can y

Re: [gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-23 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:51:44 +0100 Neil Bothwick wrote: > Can you send a screenshot of the filter definition. Of course. Here it is. -- Regards, Peter.

Re: [gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-23 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:22:17 +0100 Neil Bothwick <n...@digimed.co.uk> wrote: > On Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:46:37 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > I still don't have it right. On fetching mail this morning I received > > just one message, but webmail showed more than a doz

Re: [gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-23 Thread Peter Humphrey
I still don't have it right. On fetching mail this morning I received just one message, but webmail showed more than a dozen. A second attempt at fetching them left this log entry: * Account 'Zen': Connecting to POP3 server: mailhost.zen.co.uk:995... [09:35:05] POP3< +OK smarthost03b, Zen

Re: [gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-22 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:48:32 +0100 Neil Bothwick <n...@digimed.co.uk> wrote: > On Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:12:25 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > On Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:27:41 BST Neil Bothwick wrote: > > > On Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:56:18 +0100, Peter Humphrey wro

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: How to set up claws mail

2017-10-21 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday, 20 October 2017 16:44:30 BST Ian Zimmerman wrote: > Is there something else on your system that checks for new mail, like a > notifier pop-up or an icon in your DE? If so, it is possible that this > makes the mail appear "old" to POP, and that claws is interested (maybe > by default)

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: How to set up claws mail

2017-10-21 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday, 20 October 2017 15:29:28 BST Grant Edwards wrote: > On 2017-10-20, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > I don't think that can be it, because there's no sign of authentication > > failure in the log. This is the whole log of an attempt to fetch mai

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: How to set up claws mail

2017-10-20 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday, 20 October 2017 15:29:28 BST Grant Edwards wrote: > On 2017-10-20, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > I don't think that can be it, because there's no sign of authentication > > failure in the log. This is the whole log of an attempt to fetch mai

Re: [gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-20 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday, 19 October 2017 19:15:05 BST Mick wrote: > On Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:27:41 BST Neil Bothwick wrote: > > On Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:56:18 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > Yes, I have all those set right. The first thing I did was to go > > > through all

Re: [gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-19 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:42:29 BST Branko Grubic wrote: > Take a look at "Configuration > Preferences" under "Mail Handlig > > Receiving" in "Automatic checking" section "Check for new mail on > start-up" is set (if you want this) (interval checking if you > want that as well). > > Also

[gentoo-user] How to set up claws mail

2017-10-19 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, I'm trying to ditch KMail and switch to mail-client/claws-mail, but I can't see how to set it up to receive emails from my ISP. It appears to run, but it doesn't fetch anything. Even KMail can do that ;-) The claws log shows me logging in, then out again without doing anything.

[gentoo-user] x11-apps/xinit-1.3.4-r2 is broken

2017-10-19 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, In case anyone else trips over this, as I did today in my routine update, see https://bugs.gentoo.org/634706. I followed comment 2. The symptom is that sddm cannot start KDE, so you have to log in and startx. -- Regards, Peter.

Re: [gentoo-user] Plasmashell consuming huge amounts of memory.

2017-10-17 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:03:14 BST Dale wrote: > P Levine wrote: > > ​AFAIK, plasma5 uses ~/.local and ~/​.config. > > I wish I had read this earlier. I keep forgetting that. I've read it > before but I never seem to recall it when I really really need it. If I > ever remember to do just

Re: [gentoo-user] What's up with larry the cow dot org?

2017-10-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 16 October 2017 13:25:56 BST Alan McKinnon wrote: > On 16/10/2017 14:29, Michael Orlitzky wrote: > > On 10/16/2017 08:14 AM, Alan McKinnon wrote: > >> And it was never Larry the Cow either, gentoo had > >> Larry the Gender-Confused Cow :-) > > > > Short for Loretta? > > Nah, Larry was

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: emerge firefox-52.4.0 compile failure

2017-10-11 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wednesday, 11 October 2017 04:02:36 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> > wrote: > > What's called Management in ISO9000. > > ISO9000 still lets you shoot yourself in the foot. You just wrote down > that you w

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: emerge firefox-52.4.0 compile failure

2017-10-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:46:22 BST Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 19:20:53 + (UTC), Grant Edwards wrote: > > It turns out that over the past week or so, there have been several > > > > _different_ firefox ebuilds released. One of them was broken: > > Version 52.4.0 (Oct 3)

Re: [gentoo-user] perl-cleaner always wants to rebuild certain packages

2017-10-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday, 10 October 2017 23:12:14 BST Daniel Frey wrote: > On 10/10/2017 11:30 AM, Andreas K. Huettel wrote: > > Am Dienstag, 10. Oktober 2017, 04:01:29 CEST schrieb Daniel Frey: > >> I updated a machine today, it's fully up to date and depclean'ed. > >> > >> For some reason, perl-cleaner

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: emerge firefox-52.4.0 compile failure

2017-10-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 9 October 2017 20:20:53 BST Grant Edwards wrote: > I don't really see how you can repeatedly release new versions of > something without changing the version number, but maybe that's just me... No, it isn't just you. What you describe is a classic example of a developer trying to

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Tab stepping order in Pale Moon

2017-10-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 9 October 2017 17:41:34 BST Ian Zimmerman wrote: > On 2017-10-09 10:31, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > Recent discussion of Pale Moon has inspired me to try it (actually > > www- client/palemoon-bin). It seems fine, except for one annoying > > feature. I usually h

[gentoo-user] Tab stepping order in Pale Moon

2017-10-09 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, Recent discussion of Pale Moon has inspired me to try it (actually www- client/palemoon-bin). It seems fine, except for one annoying feature. I usually have several tabs open at a time and I want to step between them with the keyboard, but it has a bizarre method of deciding which

Re: [gentoo-user] Dual booting with Windows 10

2017-09-19 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:15:46 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > Having checked bootctl's documentation it should be changing EFI variables > (it may manage kernels also, I am not entirely sure). Are you sure this > isn't related to the bug Mick mentioned? If it is then I am unsure why > efibootmgr

Re: [gentoo-user] strange behaviour in quite special case

2017-09-18 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 18 September 2017 14:13:44 BST Francisco Ares wrote: > After days and days struggling, I know what you mean. I've spent weeks wrestling with KMail. That included losing e-mails, falling behind in conversations and so on. > I finally upgraded to the newest stable kernel and updated

Re: [gentoo-user] Dual booting with Windows 10

2017-09-18 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 18 September 2017 12:17:34 BST Mick wrote: > OK, second hint: you may need to mount your /sys/firmware/efi/efivars as > read-write before you can make any changes to it - bug #627964 refers, as > well as this wiki page: > > https://wiki.gentoo.org/index.php? >

Re: [gentoo-user] Dual booting with Windows 10

2017-09-18 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 18 September 2017 11:52:13 BST Mick wrote: > On Monday, 18 September 2017 08:53:01 BST Peter Humphrey wrote: > > I mean the things that "bootctl status" displays. I've already disabled > > the unwanted ones in the UEFI BIOS's list of bootable kernels, but >

Re: [gentoo-user] Dual booting with Windows 10

2017-09-18 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday, 18 September 2017 05:17:34 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 9:12 AM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > On Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:51:37 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > >> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 3:20 AM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.

Re: [gentoo-user] thin-provisioning-tools - but I don't provision anything!!!!!

2017-09-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:35:44 BST Alan Mackenzie wrote: > What really got up my nose, as mentioned above, was doing an emerge -s on > thing-provisioning-tools and getting told it was "tools for thin > provisioning". I raised a bug report about that once, against use.desc. There was a

Re: [gentoo-user] locale no longer recognised by Plasma and KDE apps?

2017-09-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:00:43 BST Mick wrote: > On Saturday, 16 September 2017 13:27:18 BST Marc Joliet wrote: > > Am Mittwoch, 13. September 2017, 19:07:20 CEST schrieb Mick: > > > Another little problem I came across with Plasma is that neither the > > > keyboard, nor the spell

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] Choice of KVM?

2017-09-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:43:39 BST Alan Mackenzie wrote: > Hello, Peter. > > On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 15:00:16 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > Hello list, > > > > I didn't know where else to ask this, or I'd have spared you the > > annoyance. Apo

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] Choice of KVM?

2017-09-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:00:16 BST Peter Humphrey wrote: > Hello list, > > I didn't know where else to ask this, or I'd have spared you the > annoyance. Apologies if needed. > > I need to replace a 4-port KVM switch by StarTech, which has failed twice > - that is

[gentoo-user] [OT] Choice of KVM?

2017-09-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, I didn't know where else to ask this, or I'd have spared you the annoyance. Apologies if needed. I need to replace a 4-port KVM switch by StarTech, which has failed twice - that is, the original failed and its replacement has as well. Two makes present themselves: Aten and Belkin.

Re: [gentoo-user] thin-provisioning-tools - but I don't provision anything!!!!!

2017-09-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday, 15 September 2017 23:30:07 BST Daniel Campbell wrote: > If you have app-portage/gentoolkit (I highly recommend it) you can run > `equery d sys-block/thin-provisioning-tools` to find what's pulling it > in. It's probably lvm2, which is expected if you use LVM for anything. > If you

Re: [gentoo-user] locale no longer recognised by Plasma and KDE apps?

2017-09-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 16 September 2017 08:24:33 BST Frank Steinmetzger wrote: > I’m on openrc, too, and my user details dialog only shows “New user”. > Neither my own account nor the guest account that I added a few days back > is visible. Clicking on the [+] at the bottom has no effect at all. > >

Re: [gentoo-user] locale no longer recognised by Plasma and KDE apps?

2017-09-14 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:33:50 BST Mick wrote: > On Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:11:01 BST Peter Humphrey wrote: > > On Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:25:14 BST Mick wrote: > > > Another complain surfaced: apparently users cannot edit their own > > &g

Re: [gentoo-user] locale no longer recognised by Plasma and KDE apps?

2017-09-14 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:25:14 BST Mick wrote: > Another complain surfaced: apparently users cannot edit their own user > icon, the one that appears to the left of the name of the user in the > start up panel. systemsettings5 only allows one to add a user. Existing > user accounts are

Re: [gentoo-user] locale no longer recognised by Plasma and KDE apps?

2017-09-14 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:57:17 BST Mick wrote: > Hmm ... I have the following: > > $ env | grep LANG > LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 > > $ grep GB /etc/portage/make.conf > LINGUAS="en_GB en" > L10N="en-GB" > > I wasn't aware there is a LANGUAGE variable. I couldn't find it here: > >

Re: [gentoo-user] Dual booting with Windows 10

2017-09-14 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:09:14 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > The trickiest part is still the same - going from GRUB or, now, your > EFI shell, to Window's bootloader. See here: > https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#Chainloading_Windows.2FLinux_ins > talled_in_UEFI_mode. That advice, though

Re: [gentoo-user] locale no longer recognised by Plasma and KDE apps?

2017-09-14 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wednesday, 13 September 2017 23:38:48 BST Mick wrote: > On Wednesday, 13 September 2017 23:16:07 BST Peter Humphrey wrote: > > On Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:07:20 BST Mick wrote: > > > Another little problem I came across with Plasma is that neither the > > &

Re: [gentoo-user] locale no longer recognised by Plasma and KDE apps?

2017-09-13 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:07:20 BST Mick wrote: > Another little problem I came across with Plasma is that neither the > keyboard, nor the spell checking respects the locale, L10N, or anything > else I have set up. systemsettings5 shows en-GB as the selected language > and keyboard, but

[gentoo-user] Dual booting with Windows 10

2017-09-13 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, I've acquired a copy of Windows 10 home edition (or whatever they call it) and I'd like to install it on this box to dual-boot. This is a UEFI box though, and I use bootctl from systemd-boot to manage the bootable images. Is there some guidance out there to help me do this? I

Re: [gentoo-user] Is my SSD dying?

2017-09-06 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday, 3 September 2017 21:56:43 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 2:39 AM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > On Sunday, 3 September 2017 03:34:06 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > >> On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 8:49 AM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.

Re: [gentoo-user] Is my SSD dying?

2017-09-03 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday, 3 September 2017 03:34:06 BST R0b0t1 wrote: > On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 8:49 AM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > A week or two ago I was investigating some other weirdnesses and at one > > point I zeroed out the first partition: the unfor

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Easiest way to block domains?

2017-09-03 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday, 3 September 2017 02:30:59 BST Dale wrote: > Odd how some things work and some don't. Allow me to introduce you to my old friend KMail ... -- Regards, Peter.

Re: [gentoo-user] Ruby - 3 versions - seriously????

2017-09-02 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 2 September 2017 14:33:31 BST Andrew Lowe wrote: > I'm in the process of doing a world update and due to a failed compile, > I have cause to look up through the list of stuff to compile/update. > Imagine my surprise when I saw there were three versions of Ruby wanting > to update: >

Re: [gentoo-user] Is my SSD dying?

2017-09-02 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 2 September 2017 13:28:44 BST Jacques Montier wrote: > I once encountered the problem with my Crucial SSD. > I found a procedure to make the SSD detected which worked for me. > http://forums.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Why-did-my-SSD-quot-disappear-qu > ot-from-my-system/ta-p/65215

Re: [gentoo-user] Is my SSD dying?

2017-09-02 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 2 September 2017 10:32:23 BST I wrote: > ... Now smartmon appears to run ok - provided that I remove DEVICESCAN > from /etc/smartd.conf and give it a specific device to monitor ... Some months ago someone here mentioned a test suite for SSDs, but I can't remember what it was called

Re: [gentoo-user] Is my SSD dying?

2017-09-02 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday, 2 September 2017 02:24:57 BST Adam Carter wrote: > On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> > wrote: > > For the last week or two my NVMe SSD isn't being detected on startup. I > > get this error on manual invocation: > >

Re: [gentoo-user] Is my SSD dying?

2017-09-02 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday, 1 September 2017 10:54:45 BST Arthur Țițeică wrote: > În 1 septembrie 2017 12:46:39 EEST, Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> a scris: > >Hello list, > > > >For the last week or two my NVMe SSD isn't being detected on startup. I > >get &

[gentoo-user] Is my SSD dying?

2017-09-01 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, For the last week or two my NVMe SSD isn't being detected on startup. I get this error on manual invocation: # smartctl -a /dev/nvme0n1 smartctl 6.4 2015-06-04 r4109 [x86_64-linux-4.12.5-gentoo] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-15, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke,

Re: [gentoo-user] Simplest NTP client for standalone system?

2017-08-29 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday, 29 August 2017 14:56:34 BST J. Roeleveld wrote: > On 29 August 2017 14:52:45 GMT+02:00, Stroller wrote: > >Hello, > > > >Any recommendations for a simple NTP client? > > > >I was surprised to find the clock wrong when I logged into one of my > >systems

[gentoo-user] Silly colours in drop-down menus

2017-08-24 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, Recently I've been plagued with KDE's (or plasma's) silly rendering of drop- down lists in dialogue boxes. It happens on the desktop, in Firefox, Chrome and Seamonkey but not in KMail. The problem is white text on a pale grey background. I can just about make it out with a large

Re: [gentoo-user] Is this working correctly??

2017-08-24 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday 24 August 2017 09:50:32 Dale wrote: > Mick wrote: > > On Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:36:43 BST J. Roeleveld wrote: > >> I can handle HTML emails and won't complain. (As long as they don't set > >> some idiotic font or background colours) > > > > I don't mind messages which contain

Re: [gentoo-user] Is this working correctly??

2017-08-24 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday 22 August 2017 19:37:10 Mick wrote: > PS. I think Peter may be around the corner any minute now, to correct my > English too! Ha, ha, ha! Funny you should say that :) I've been offline for a few days and I'm only just catching up. I don't often waste everybody's time trying to

Re: [gentoo-user] cleaning /var/lib/portage/world

2017-08-17 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wednesday 16 August 2017 18:07:21 Neil Bothwick wrote: > emerge -cpv cat/pkg will tell you whether the package can be removed or > if it is needed by something else. It will take a while to run it for > every atom in @world but it will give reliable results, as determined by > portage. That's

Re: [gentoo-user] efibootmgr "Could not prepare Boot variable: Read-only file system"

2017-08-17 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday 15 August 2017 22:12:41 Mick wrote: > On Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 16:02:19 Mike Gilbert wrote: > > On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Rich Freeman wrote: > > > On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:04 AM, Mick wrote: > > >> I can't recall if I did this

Re: [gentoo-user] DNS resolver doesn't

2017-08-08 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday 08 Aug 2017 09:11:22 Mike Gilbert wrote: > The "order" directive in /etc/host.conf only works for very old > versions of glibc. Modern versions use /etc/nsswitch.conf. The default > nsswitch.conf will check /etc/hosts (files) before DNS anyway. > > How are you testing? I would guess

[gentoo-user] DNS resolver doesn't

2017-08-08 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, On two machines, I have my DSL modem set as DNS server, and it forwards to my ISP's servers. This works well for external hosts. I also have "order hosts, bind" in /etc/host.conf, but even though both machines have full LAN host names and addresses in their /etc/hosts, every DNS

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: maim screenshooting

2017-08-03 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday 03 Aug 2017 10:17:03 Ian Zimmerman wrote: > The Turtle Book (Classic Shell Scripting by Robbins and Beebe) is pretty > good at explaining the differences between the various implementations. > OTOH it also contains some (IMO) dubious recommendations which have > unfortunately become

Re: [gentoo-user] Why bash script, that works in "Debian", does not work on "Gentoo" install CD?

2017-07-30 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 30 Jul 2017 23:19:11 Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sun, 30 Jul 2017 22:03:45 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > [...] point releases tend to contain manly bug fixes > > > > That's all right then. As long as there aren't too many feminist ones... > > That's

Re: [gentoo-user] Why bash script, that works in "Debian", does not work on "Gentoo" install CD?

2017-07-30 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 30 Jul 2017 23:19:11 Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sun, 30 Jul 2017 22:03:45 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > [...] point releases tend to contain manly bug fixes > > > > That's all right then. As long as there aren't too many feminist ones... > > That's

Re: [gentoo-user] what about dracut and systemd?

2017-07-30 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 30 Jul 2017 17:38:21 Rich Freeman wrote: > The one thing I will say about git is that you'll never appreciate it > until you understand how it works. In many ways git is a data model > masquerading as a version control system. The data model is very > elegant, but also very different

Re: [gentoo-user] what about dracut and systemd?

2017-07-30 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 30 Jul 2017 11:02:41 Rich Freeman wrote: > The general sense is that Changelogs represent the old way of doing > things. Most projects have gone away from having them, or they just > auto-generate them from git. I don't think most projects routinely > distribute them either - they

Re: [gentoo-user] Why bash script, that works in "Debian", does not work on "Gentoo" install CD?

2017-07-30 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 30 Jul 2017 20:50:58 Neil Bothwick wrote: > [...] point releases tend to contain manly bug fixes That's all right then. As long as there aren't too many feminist ones... -- Regards Peter

Re: [gentoo-user] Postgresql upgrade

2017-07-29 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday 29 Jul 2017 13:03:45 Alan McKinnon wrote: > Don't use kmail > > Seriously, why are putting up with the pain that POS is causing you? > You've been posting about serious kmail and akonadi issues for about 4 > years now if memory serves, and it has never gotten better. It probably >

Re: [gentoo-user] Why bash script, that works in "Debian", does not work on "Gentoo" install CD?

2017-07-29 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday 29 Jul 2017 15:08:37 Alexander Kapshuk wrote: > Alright. Here is an example of the problematic line from the point > of view of "Gentoo's" bash: > > read 'Enter device (like /dev/sd(a1,b1,...): ' device > > Until i remove the brackets, "Gentoo's" bash keeps error messaging. Which

Re: [gentoo-user] BOINC on a hardened system?

2017-07-28 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 09:38:58 Peter Humphrey wrote: > It looks as though it has to run as root, which doesn't bode well. I'll > experiment with running BOINC with the default ownerships, though. Well, what do you know? Reverting to the default root:boinc enables it to run. I can

Re: [gentoo-user] BOINC on a hardened system?

2017-07-28 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 15:23:05 Gregory Woodbury wrote: > By default, BOINC daemon is started by root and supposedly drops > permissions after a bit. However, the CERNVM VirtualBox application > cannot run as root, so they recommend running BOINC from a user > account that has virtualbox

Re: [gentoo-user] Why bash script, that works in "Debian", does not work on "Gentoo" install CD?

2017-07-28 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday 28 Jul 2017 22:31:22 Ста Деюс wrote: > Hi. > > > Why bash script (the install script), that works in "Debian", does not > work on "Gentoo" install CD, giving me syntax errors (basically related > to '(', ')' and ''')? In the script is the interpreter line > > #!/bin/bash You say that

Re: [gentoo-user] BOINC on a hardened system?

2017-07-28 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday 27 Jul 2017 11:02:45 Gregory Woodbury wrote: > Depending on which BOINC projects you choose to run, BOINC may or may > not need continual access to the Internet. > Most of the projects I run only need intermittent access to upload and > receive new workunits, but CERN projects need >

[gentoo-user] BOINC on a hardened system?

2017-07-27 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, I have a small box as a web development host, running hardened-sources, which I'll also want to expose to the Internet for odd periods. As that load is so light, I thought it might be a good idea to put the spare CPU to some use by running BOINC. The startup script, however,

Re: [gentoo-user] Hardened again

2017-07-19 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 14:17:30 Rasmus Thomsen wrote: > I'm not quite sure if I understand the second part correctly, but I guess > you want to compile packages on your workstation for that smaller box? Yes. > In that case it doesn't matter which kernel your host uses, just make sure > to

[gentoo-user] Hardened again

2017-07-19 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, The recent discussion of hardening Gentoo prompted me to have a go at hardening this workstation. I followed the wiki[1] but when I got to emerge -e world I got scores of slot conflicts, maybe hundreds. So I backed off and restored the original system. Now I'm tackling a smaller

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT]: "New to aliexpress" pop up - how to block it?

2017-07-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 10:59:21 tu...@posteo.de wrote: > On 07/16 10:48, tu...@posteo.de wrote: > > On 07/16 09:18, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 09:59:54 tu...@posteo.de wrote: > > > > On 07/16 08:51, Peter Humphrey wrote: > > > --->

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT]: "New to aliexpress" pop up - how to block it?

2017-07-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 09:59:54 tu...@posteo.de wrote: > On 07/16 08:51, Peter Humphrey wrote: --->8 > > Have you tried Ghostery? > > > > http://www.ghostery.com > > Hi Peter, > > no, due to this reason: > > "Ghostery is owned by Ev

Re: [gentoo-user] [OT]: "New to aliexpress" pop up - how to block it?

2017-07-16 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 08:47:20 tu...@posteo.de wrote: > Hi, > > that drives my insane: > While searching items for my DIY Nixie clock on aliexpress I get > one certain popup with each new access to aliexpress asking > me, whether I am new to aliexpress and offers me a coupon. > > I have no othe

Re: [gentoo-user] Can't emerge --sync

2017-07-15 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 16:07:26 Marc Joliet wrote: > Am Samstag, 15. Juli 2017, 15:11:03 CEST schrieb Peter Humphrey: > > On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 12:14:52 Daniel Wagener wrote: > > > On Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:00:01 +0100 > > > Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk>

Re: [gentoo-user] Can't emerge --sync

2017-07-15 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 12:14:52 Daniel Wagener wrote: > On Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:00:01 +0100 > > Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > Hello list, > > > > Today I get this: > > > > # emerge --sync > > > > >>> Syncin

[gentoo-user] Can't emerge --sync

2017-07-15 Thread Peter Humphrey
Hello list, Today I get this: # emerge --sync >>> Syncing repository 'gentoo' into '/usr/portage'... /usr/bin/git pull remote: Counting objects: 25, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (9/9), done. remote: Total 25 (delta 15), reused 25 (delta 15), pack-reused 0 Unpacking objects: 100%

Re: [gentoo-user] Don't miss the 1 500 000 000 Unix second!

2017-07-13 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 16:01:42 Andrew Savchenko wrote: > Hi all! > > I'd like to remind you that > $ date -d @15 > is drawing close! > > Don't miss the moment :) With any luck, most of us in the UK will be asleep, as it's at 03:40. :) -- Regards Peter

Re: [gentoo-user] AMDGPU KMS Problems

2017-07-13 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 22:34:09 jdm wrote: > A few months ago I bought a AMD RX 480 GPU and followed the Gentoo > amdgpu guide and everything ran just fine with excellent graphics > performance. I have a Radeon R9 380X (tonga), which may perhaps be similar to your card, though with an i7

Re: [gentoo-user] Hall of FAIL.

2017-07-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday 10 Jul 2017 12:43:58 Marc Joliet wrote: > I don't think he wants help; at least, I don't *see* any explicit or > implicit requests for help. No, he's just winding you up - and anyone else who doesn't keep his/her eyes open. -- Regards Peter

Re: [gentoo-user] Anjuta - Segmentation Fault

2017-07-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday 10 Jul 2017 12:05:56 Mart Raudsepp wrote: > The point was, no new application development should be done against > libglade, and any existing projects (that are apparently actively > worked on, as would be the case when an IDE is sought for) should work > on migrating to GtkBuilder,

Re: [gentoo-user] Hall of FAIL.

2017-07-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday 10 Jul 2017 04:30:38 David Haller wrote: > Sorry, no such luck, my crystal ball is currently under maintainance > and to be put in the dishwasher afterwards. I sent mine back for a refund - it was dead on arrival. -- Regards Peter

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: install of vbox guest-additions failing

2017-07-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Sunday 09 Jul 2017 17:37:03 Harry Putnam wrote: > "J. Roeleveld" writes: > > > [...] > > > Do you have module support enabled? > > Yes, or at least I have been using modules.. not sure where I would > determine if it were enabled or not. Make menuconfig; it's on the

Re: [gentoo-user] Anjuta - Segmentation Fault

2017-07-10 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Monday 10 Jul 2017 05:22:04 Mart Raudsepp wrote: > Glade, as in libglade, is deprecated for years and should definitely > not be used. Glade the UI design tool[1] however is not deprecated, it > just now outputs GtkBuilder XML [2] instead of Glade XML. > gnome-builder does intend to add glade

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Choosing between system profiles: hardened and desktop for desktop installation.

2017-07-07 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday 07 Jul 2017 13:25:20 Martin Vaeth wrote: > Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > On Friday 07 Jul 2017 07:53:01 Martin Vaeth wrote: > >> ... my original text was arguing against the claim that the primary > >> purpose of hardened kernels was t

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Choosing between system profiles: hardened and desktop for desktop installation.

2017-07-07 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Friday 07 Jul 2017 07:53:01 Martin Vaeth wrote: > ... my original text was arguing against the claim that the primary > purpose of hardened kernels was to protect against untrusted users > sitting in front of the keyboard. It wasn't a claim, just an impression; and I did say I could easily be

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Choosing between system profiles: hardened and desktop for desktop installation.

2017-07-04 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday 04 Jul 2017 10:14:23 Martin Vaeth wrote: > Peter Humphrey <pe...@prh.myzen.co.uk> wrote: > > hardening is intended > > more for protection against local threats, like someone else > > sitting in your seat, than anything coming in over the wires

Re: [gentoo-user] Choosing between system profiles: hardened and desktop for desktop installation.

2017-07-04 Thread Peter Humphrey
On Tuesday 04 Jul 2017 05:20:41 Ian Bloss wrote: > You should use the hardened profile with the harden sources. On terms with > security you could compile a hardened kernel but you sacrifice ease of > use by having to manage pax and if you choose an RBAC system like SElinux > or grsecuritys adds

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