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"System time" page revert

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Hi. You reverted my edit at System time, but could you have a look at my comment at its talk page? I think my edit was rational.

Thanks a lot for your effort in Gentoo. Best regards. --Teika (talk) 07:21, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

"Assumption is not true"?

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Hello, can you clarify what you meant by "Assumption is not true"? I just tried it and I had no problem compiling it. TheEvilSkeleton (talk) 16:33, 20 March 2020 (UTC) TheEvilSkeleton}}

Here's the proof: TheEvilSkeleton (talk) 16:39, 20 March 2020 (UTC)TheEvilSkeleton

That the file has to be .patch and not .diff is not true --Grknight (talk) 16:48, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Where does it indicate? All I saw were .patch everywhere in /etc/portage/patches, and none of them were clearly mentioned that '.diff's can be used too. Probably it was really obvious but I didn't notice it; who knows? TheEvilSkeleton (talk) 21:39, 20 March 2020 (UTC)TheEvilSkeleton
It is not as well documented, but accepted per PMS --Grknight (talk) 14:31, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Knowledge Base:Emerge out of memory

Thank you very much for the cleanup and improving formatting! I hope you don't mind if I restore code example for chapter "Very low memory" — I think it is always better with example. --Vazhnov (talk) 16:59, 18 May 2020 (UTC)


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No, Gentoo has not replaced gdisk with fdisk. They are two totally separate programs. The install environment provided by Gentoo will have both. However, to get gdisk inside the real system, you'll need to emerge gptfdisk (which provides gdisk). --Grknight (talk) 19:39, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

You know, I thought better of this, so I removed it from the comments I posted on the Handbook:AMD64 page. But writing it up was a lot of work, so I kept a copy for myself. Better just to copy it to my hard disk, I guess. If I really want to make a comment, I'll post it on a Wiki page. Stuff on my own page is just a scratch pad, so far as I'm concerned.
I did figure out that there's a package "sys-apps/gptfdisk" available in the Gentoo repository (which I have not installed -- I don't really need it). I also rebooted the minimal installation USB stick I used to create my Gentoo system, and I see that "fdisk" is present in the /sbin directory. But I can't find "gdisk" anywhere on that system. So I still think the "Preparing the disks" article needs some patching up. At that point, a new Gentoo user can only run the programs provided by the intallation system. Why muddy the waters with a program he can't use?
I'm also curious: do you know of a utility program that can read a "squashfs" archive? It looks as if that's where all the executables live on the Gentoo installation USB stick. The Linux kernel can obviously expand it. It would be more convenient to poke my nose inside the "image.squashfs" -- if I knew how -- than it is to reboot the installation system each time I need to verify something about the installation environment. --Davidbryant (talk) 13:27, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
signed again --Davidbryant (talk) 15:27, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

xbacklight on Sway

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Hi! Thanks for your edit on Sway Are you sure xbacklight works on Sway which uses Wayland? --Niyumard (talk) 13:40, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

x11-apps/xbacklight is unlikely to work on Sway. However, sys-power/acpilight provides an xbacklight command which does the exact same thing as your light command in the article using the same /sys interface. This allows scripts and people familiar with the xbacklight command form to more easily move to supported methods in the kernel. --Grknight (talk) 13:51, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Perfect, Thank you again for your contribution. --Niyumard (talk) 14:47, 8 September 2020 (UTC)


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I hope it is adequate to move it to main space once it is ready, that's why it's OK that the links don't work yet. Zulu Foxtrott (talk) 15:56, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

No, it will not. This will stay in your User space. There is too much divergence from the Handbook and that is the only official source of installs on this wiki. Other things must be in User space to show that it is a user's guide. --Grknight (talk) 15:58, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi, why no support for webp?

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Webp is already supported by all major browsers

Vitaly-zdanevich (talk) 22:58, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Vitaly-zdanevich : While that is true, mediawiki needs ffmpeg to support webp and it was generating an error stating it does not currently. For now, it is unsupported here on the wiki. --Grknight (talk) 01:24, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

How to get the navigation buttons from the official handbook ?

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I saw your last fix for my edit, thanks! I thought I will use that to ask you if you know how to get the navigation buttons from the official handbook in other wiki pages ? This menu:

If so can you show me which code it is ? I will add those the entirety of the the complete handbook. It simplifies the navigation. adelks (talk) 16:32, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

This is a special included page which is only meant for use by the Handbook. --Grknight (talk) 16:35, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
I suppose that we can't use it in the normal wiki, then ? sad. Thanks! adelks (talk)

Broken Invocation template

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Hi I think invocation template might be broken. Since you seem an expert I decided to consult with you. Do you care to look at the template in question? --Niyumard (talk) 19:42, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

I see no error if you can explain, then perhaps things could be looked at. --Grknight (talk) 12:52, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Labeled Section Transclusion Support?

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I'm not sure if you missed my suggestion in the Gentoo Wiki:Feedback or not, but I would really like to see the Labeled Section Transclusion plug-in added to the Gentoo wiki. It will make reusing content easy and allow large texts like the handbooks obey the "Don't Repeat Yourself" (DRY) principle even with multiple variants. Do you have any thoughts on this? —JGaz (talk) 02:27, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

I have no thoughts besides the fact that the Handbook is already intricately woven in such a way and with translations that such an extension will not be used there. --Grknight (talk) 12:54, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Image licensing

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I got my knuckes rapped because I included a couple of screen shots without an explicit licence on one of my user pages. However, I don't know the correct way to code them to include licences. The Gentoo Wiki:Guidelines mention neither the requirement nor how to meet it (neither does the Image section wiki help section).

I also notice there are a couple of "catch-all" statements: one on the very page on which I'm typing this saying "Please note that all contributions to Gentoo Wiki are considered to be released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license (see Gentoo_Wiki:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource." and the other at the bottom of each Gentoo wiki page (including the user page in question) saying it's licensed under the CC-BY-SA-3.0. This to my mind covers everything, though I'm willing to learn why not. Goverp (talk) 15:49, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

There are many examples of uploads as shown in the list of licensed examples. In addition, the upload page itself displays the rules including license requirements. I don't mean to have this be negative in any way. Just completion to the rules that are established. --Grknight (talk) 16:50, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Translated page of "Full Installation" not showing up

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Hi, Grknight,

I saw you made some edit which links individual installation parts in the Full installation page for AMD64 architecture. Thanks a lot for that.

Until yesterday i was able to see the full handbook translated in tamil. Right now when i visit the page it tagged my page as "Pages where template include size is exceeded". I have no idea why this is happening. All I did was translate what is given as strings in mediawiki. Looking for your guidance, Thank you. --Kingoflove (talk) 04:34, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

This is a limitation of the wiki that will need to be worked through. Nothing that you can do about it as long as the translations are not changing the Templates or other processing code. The "Full" pages may need to be rethought as other languages are also close to their max. --Grknight (talk) 12:23, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
I'm sorry because I really don't know what have I done. The Handbook Parts page looks normal. Normally would show error if i left some brackets open. But apart from this i didn't get any errors. Can i get any help from you or the handbook team for this. I don't know how to check my edits. --Kingoflove (talk) 13:18, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
There is nothing you have done or can do to fix it. Literally the "Full" pages have hit a Template limit and the wiki team needs to figure out how to split such pages or fix the underlying problem. This appeared earlier for 2 other languages which are temporarily fixed, but will appear again if certain parts of the Handbook are adjusted. Make no mistake, you are not the cause by doing the translation. --Grknight (talk) 15:15, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, I thought I have done something wrong. Now I completely understand. Thank you so much for spending time and clarifying my issue. --Kingoflove (talk) 15:34, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Please join #gentoo-wiki on Libera.Chat

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Hey Brian Evans (Grknight) , we've been missing you in the #gentoo-wiki (webchat) channel on the new IRC. I sent you an email, but I don't think you saw it. Anyway, please rejoin the channel so that we can discuss wiki things easier in the future. Libera chat staff freed up your nick name many months ago. Thank you! --Maffblaster (talk) 16:58, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

HEY, Brian Evans (Grknight) ! Are you all right? I've tried to get in contact with you a couple of different ways... Not sure how to do so properly. Please let me know. Thank you, --Maffblaster (talk) 16:32, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
I don't plan to reside on IRC any longer. Email will still work. --Grknight (talk) 16:36, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me. Email will work. I sent an email a while back and didn't see a response, so I wasn't sure about the viability of that communication venue. I'll write you emails! --Maffblaster (talk) 16:39, 30 August 2021 (UTC)