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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. Advertisements

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git for coworkers

Would you like a coworker without experience with git to use your git repository?  Or are you that coworker who hasn’t used git before?  Here’s what you need to know.

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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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Issues when updating Kubuntu to 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

When I updated Kubuntu on my mother-in-law’s pc (yep, GNU/Linux is great for mothers-in-law — it’s hard for them to break something, and if they do it can be resolved remotely.) from version 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx to 12.04 LTS … Continue reading

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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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Copying from and to emacs 24 in Linux/X11

I regularly want to select text in some arbitrary window, and then yank it into my emacs buffer using C-y.  This used to work by default up to emacs 23, but no longer in emacs 24.

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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 s2ram (suspend) with Klaptop in KDE 3.5

I was not completely happy with the suspend function offered by Klaptop in KDE 3.5, so I decided to use s2ram from the suspend package (http://suspend.sourceforge.net/) instead.

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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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