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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:

Gentoo navigation 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)