All posts tagged in: Gentoo

Failed to submit batch buffer (Xorg)

Another Xorg update After my last Xorg update I've lost the nice ability to log into my KDE. Well, this sucks because I spent a long time compiling kdelibs and friends so I really want to use it. Symptoms A blank screen on login. You can even see your mouse…

Don't let updatedb take your Linux down

Coffee break everyone? Everyday morning was the same: updatedb came and took my Gentoo away. The symptoms were clear, X/KDE applications starting to become slow and unresponsive, and then the two inevitable choices: go for a coffee and wait or pkill the bastard. Asking updatedb to be nice (the…

Ebuild for CoovaChilli v1.2.2 coming soon

It has been a while since I took Laurento Fritella contributions on bugzilla for CoovaChilli-1.0.11 and made them available through Sunrise overlay. In the meantime I've tried to submit version 1.0.14 but run into some problems with SSL and I was back then completely out of…

Chromium OS using Portage build environment

These are good news for the Gentoo community. Portage is being used to build Chromium OS packages. As you may know, Portage is the Gentoo Linux default package management system which has its roots on FreeBSD's ports. As of February 5, Google developer Ryan Cairns has made this statement on…

Howto Gentoo Linux with UTF-8 and Portuguese (Portugal) localization

Purpose How to configure a Gentoo Linux system to use UTF-8 character encoding and Portuguese (Portugal) localization (language and keyboard). Background UTF-8 is a variable-length character encoding, which in this instance means that it uses 1 to 4 bytes per symbol. So, the first UTF-8 byte is used for encoding…

Emerge of subversion fails on java-config

The problem I was trying to install dev-util/subversion but emerge failed when java-config was called. The output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/java-config-2", line 8, in <module> from java_config_2 import __version__ ImportError: No module named java_config_2&…