Package World for Reinstall

In you would like to rid the cruft on your system, or if you system has a virus (unlikely) or even if you want to install the system again at a later day a good way to do this is to package all your installed emerges. This can be done with a slightly-modified version of […]

Kernel 2.6.28 Notes and Upgrade to Ext4

Normally you don’t update the kernel at every release unless hardware doesn’t work as expected or you really need the slight performance enhancements you may get from new kernel technologies. But… if you have a new module you need to add you may as-well. A great site that posts about kernel upgrades is kernel newbies, […]

Gentoo Proud

Just about two weeks back, the article “ The Decline of Gentoo Linux” created an rippling avalance of Gentoo scantiness that caromed into an an awkwardly tied Cnet article of Gentoo vs. Ubuntu. Distrowatch Weekly recalled attention to the original article several days later and amplified the lightly trolling post. The past two weeks Gentoo […]

Firefox 3 Quick Review and Setup Guide

After a few library dependency checks and a Firefox beta 5 build later, my update is 1.0 final, six day later and… phew! It’s good though since I haven’t touched my system with an update for six months. Those that are regular viewers of this blog know that I’m a regular Epiphany user. Firefox 2 […]

coreutils and mktemp a dangerous pair

Yikes, road bump. I just got done with my “emerge world” (yes 5 days later [overnights a slow pc]) and did a –depclean. I got hit bad by this block on day two: [blocks B ] sys-apps/mktemp (is blocking sys-apps/coreutils-6.10-r1) [blocks B ] >=sys-apps/coreutils-6.10 (is blocking sys-apps/mktemp-1.5) Unemerging coreutils to let in mktemp was a […]

Gentoo Type A – An Update to Gnome 2.22

Gnome 2.20 is a great desktop, I carefully thought though of just leaving it be. As Ben talked about couple days ago, there comes a day where we question, “Is my current Gnome the last in line?” For those of us with older pc’s we have to think of this. Then I wake up and […]

Links Saturday

Well springs nearly here and most the snow is gone. A record year hear in Wisconsin, we got a lot of snow (100.4 inches). The last week it snowed several inches, I didn’t bother to shovel. Dam stuff can just melt. :) General Linux Big Uncle Dave gave a nice roundup of distros on the […]

Should Gentoo Ditch the LiveCD?

Just a quick thought: Should Gentoo ditch the LiveCD? 2007 was a bad year for Gentoo releases only getting one out for the first time in it’s short history. Gentoo 2007.0 tried to be a eight armed monster and supported most known arches, a couple package CDs, a LiveDVD and the Minimal CD. The LiveCD […]

Gentoo – Utilities tmpwatch and flagedit

Gentoo users eventually branch out from the utilites Portage gives to do more advanced tasks, quicker. There are a good number of these utilites in the Portage tree including tmpwatch and flagedit. tmpwatch tmpwatch is just as it sounds and wipes specified directories. Baselayout does have the bootmisc that can wipe /tmp. File:/etc/conf.d/bootmisc WIPE_TMP=”yes” To […]

Links Saturday – Bens Bits and Local DNS

Good weekend everybody. Well, springs almost here and I’m beginning to get ready to go outside and enjoy nature, in the meantime I’ve decided to switch layouts for the blog. There were a couple formatting oddities with Ocean Mist so the Blix layout should be better for CSS formatting. Tell me what you think. I’m […]

Gentoo Linux Tidbits

I’ve been using Gentoo for about two years now and I took notes on managing my system. These are those notes. I’ve since created a bash script that does many of the functions and I’ll just post it here because it is pretty self-explanatory. For more details read below. If you’re interested in installing Gentoo […]


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