Dale | 6 Jul 23:01 2015

Printer margins


I finally got around to ordering some ink cartridges.  Now I want to do
some printing.  Thing is, it tries to print ALL the way to the bottom
which ends up blurred and unreadable.  I've looked in Seamonkey
settings, nothing.  I've looked in Hplip, nothing there.  I've even
looked in cups, well, nothing that makes sense.  I don't like the new
cups interface.  I didn't see anything there related to margins and when
I looked in the config file, I couldn't make sense of what to change.

So, how does one change the bottom margin to say 1/2 or even 3/4 inch or
something?  Is there a way? 



:-)  :-) 

walt | 6 Jul 19:01 2015

Anyone else having a problem with bash?

My bash problem started a few weeks ago but I can't remember when.
This problem is intermittent and hard to reproduce.  I'm seeing it
maybe less than ten times per day but often enough to be really

This is the problem:  occasionally bash gets in a state where it stops
echoing the characters I type.  The commands I type continue to work
properly and I can see the output from them but I can't see the commands
on the screen as I type them.

So far I've seen this problem start *after* some bash command has
finished executing, e.g. after doing 'git diff'.  It never happens when
I open a new xterm, before I run a command.

I emerged app-shells/sash and I don't see the problem there, so I think
this is a bash problem, but I'm just guessing.

Any ideas?

James | 6 Jul 18:34 2015

dev-util/ninja + checkinstall


So Neil posted some weeks ago about checkinstall [1] 
I've been wanting to experiment with ninja[2] too. So has
anyone combined both tools?

While I'm at it I'd like to be able to construct a complete
DAG [3] from theses installed files and the related dependencies; very
flexible on this part, trying to learn more about the uses
and visualizations of a DAG [4].

Eventually, I want a custom build system, for rapidly prototyping code
from a variety  of tarballs that are not part of a regular build package
system; that yields control, file tracking and visual tools of  the tree,
particularly advanced math [5] and science codes. Ph.D (science) folks are
often very smart, but they sometimes do 'wacky' things with codes. I also
need to be able to ' partially unwind' and/or removed everything installed,

I have other boxes to do this work on, but yea eventually it needs
security (sandbox et al) but fist get it working; then tighten up on
security. The authors are trusted as to intent, but not as robust admins. 
Any discussion, guidance or wiki links to something similar is most appreciated.

I also have the intention of testing this system on minimize (gentoo) and
embedded systems as a sort of system that lives completely on a usb stick,
for easy removal.


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Peter Humphrey | 6 Jul 10:33 2015

KMail-2 duplicates

Hello list,

Isn't anyone else suffering duplication of e-mails in KMail-2? This list is 
silent on the subject, and the bug I opened in April still hasn't even been 
confirmed, never mind acted on.


It looks as though the underlying database design is incomplete, or just 
broken, to judge by ~/.local/share/akonadi/db_data/mysql.err . I raised bug 
348491 about that - also unconfirmed so far. I suppose the KDE devs are 



Meino.Cramer | 5 Jul 10:43 2015

[HOT] (Half Offtopic) Gentoo on Nexus 7


I am right at the start of gathering informations about this topic
so the questions may sound a little unspecific at first...

Is it possible to install Gentoo Linux on a Nexus 7 tablet (one
WITHOUT phone functionality (no 3G)) ?


Is there any way to replace an exhausted accumulator of this tablet?

Thanks a lot in advance for any help!
Best regards,

James | 4 Jul 17:46 2015

4th ::+ 5th


Get up and celebrate *everything*


Alexander Kapshuk | 3 Jul 19:47 2015

4G RAM on 32-bit OS

I've put in two 2G memory modules running 32-bit kernel with 'free' showing:

free -h
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          3.5G       885M       2.6G       9.1M        67M       345M
-/+ buffers/cache:       471M       3.0G
Swap:         511M         0B       511M

sed '/model name/!d;/model name/q' /proc/cpuinfo
model name    : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4600  <at> 2.40GHz

With HIGHMEM kernel config on:

grep '^[^#].*HIGH.*MEM' /usr/src/linux/.config

grep '^[^#].*3G' /usr/src/linux/.config

Does this claim still hold true today?

Or perhaps it is I who did not fit the memory modules properly?


Andrew Lowe | 3 Jul 07:53 2015

Ruby is infesting my machine

Hi all,
    Just done an "eix-sync" followed by an "emerge --pretend -NuD world"
and for some reason, something wants to install Ruby stuff everywhere -
I don't currently have any ruby stuff installed. I have in my make.conf
"-ruby" and "RUBY_TARGETS=""". Looking at "equery depends ruby" shows 4

app-text/docbook-xsl-stylesheets-1.78.0-r1 (ruby ? dev-lang/ruby:1.9)
                                           (ruby ? dev-lang/ruby:2.0)
dev-util/universalindentgui-1.2.0-r1 (ruby ? dev-lang/ruby)
dev-vcs/subversion-1.8.13-r2 (ruby ? >=dev-lang/ruby-2.1:2.1)
media-gfx/graphviz-2.38.0 (ruby ? dev-lang/ruby)

I've gone into package.use and put a "-ruby" for these four and the
problem persists.

Looking at the output from "emerge --pretend -NuD world" shows the first
mention of ruby is "eselect-ruby". Putting this into package.mask does
nothing, it still appears in the emerge list and now also at the bottom
of the emerge output under "The following mask changes are necessary to

"emerge --tree --pretend dev-lang/ruby" appears to also have
eselect-ruby as the cause of the trouble.

	Does anyone know how I can prevent this infestation from happening?


Marko Weber | 8000 | 2 Jul 18:53 2015

LVM logical volumes dont mount with kernel 4.1.1?

i am on kernel 4.0.6 and all my logical volumes mount fine after reboot.
when i reboot with kernel 4.1.1 they dont mount.
Any ideas what is causing this?



zbfmail - Mittendrin statt nur Datei!

James | 1 Jul 17:54 2015

Gentoo on Arm64


My new arm64 board has finally shipped.

Looking around for arm64 install instructions for gentoo
(binary image, minimal_cd, cross compile or the old gentoo-embedded-handbook
yields squat (nodda::noThing::zarro::null::ziltchen)
::=verboten ?[1]

I did find this:: (cat /usr/portage/profiles/profiles.desc)

# ARM64 Profiles
arm64           default/linux/arm64/13.0   exp

So what I would like to do is just boot the board::


with an existing gentoo image just to exercise (test) the hardware,
before installing it from scratch. Any and all suggestions
are most welcome. 


[1] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Embedded#Resources

gottlieb | 1 Jul 17:17 2015

minimal installation cd vs system rescue cd

My new laptop should arrive this month.  It will presumably support
UEFI, which I have never used before.

I have two questions.

1.  The gentoo handbook favors using the minimal installation CD.  I
downloaded the iso, verified it's integrity, and "burned" it to a USB
stick with dd.

However the wiki page "UEFI_Dual_boot_with_Windows_7/8" says to use a
system rescue CD.  Is that required or can I use the minimal
installation CD?

2.  The handbook, when discussing Booting the installation CD, says

   When installing Gentoo with the purpose of using the UEFI interface
   instead of BIOS, it is recommended to boot with UEFI immediately. If
   not, then it might be necessary to create a bootable UEFI USB stick
   (or other medium) once before finalizing the Gentoo Linux

I don't understand what I am to do?  Must I change the USB stick to
somehow specify UEFI?  Or will the laptop firmware ask me whether to
boot UEFI?  Or something else?