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Process kwin uses 100% CPU when KDE screen is locked

For some time now, I have noticed that my laptop fan started to make a lot of noise after I locked my screen. Switching to a console and running (a)top, I found that the kwin process was causing this by … Continue reading

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How to obtain a licence file for the Intel C/C++ or Fortran compilers on Linux

In the past one could register at Intel and obtain a non-commercial licence for their C/C++ and Fortran compilers. Currently, you must download and install the software as well, amounting to several gigabytes. If your compiler is already installed, e.g. … Continue reading

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Using and creating Gentoo Linux repositories using Layman

Gentoo Linux uses ebuild scripts to compile and install software packages. Ebuilds for many packages are available in the default portage repository. However, you may want to add your own ebuilds, for example to add additional packages to your system … Continue reading

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Apache will not start without network connection on Gentoo Linux

After an update of openrc, the apache2 server on my laptop refused to start without a network connection.  Even if the network was up, but hadn’t obtained an ip address, the service wouldn’t start.

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Erroneous gfortran warning of unused module variable when variable is only used in namelist

gfortran-4.7.2 -Wall gives a warning about unused module variables when those variables are only used in a namelist: Warning: Unused module variable ‘x’ which has been explicitly imported at (1) The warning goes away when the variable is used elsewhere.

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Kubuntu KDM Get New Themes for KDE login manager does not update the theme list

In Gentoo and Kubuntu GNU/Linux, when I want to add a theme for the KDE login manager (KDM), I can select and install new themes, but they are not added to the list of installed themes. Here’s a quick workaround.

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KDE4: battery not present, cannot suspend/sleep

On one of my Gentoo systems running KDE 4.3, I had a problem with the following symptoms: the battery monitor would say: “Battery: not present” sleep/suspend buttons were missing from the Power Management settings, as well as from the Applications/Leave … Continue reading

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Using custom ebuilds with Gentoo Linux

In some cases you may want to install software in Gentoo Linux that is not available in the Portage tree or any software overlay. This page briefly outlines how to use such a custom ebuild and where to obtain obsolete … Continue reading

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Installing Gentoo Linux on an Apple MacBook

This information was published on gentoo-wiki.com and written by many different authors. I copied the contents from Google cache after gentoo-wiki.com went down in the fall of 2008, in order to save the information, and put it back online almost … Continue reading

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