Zhu Sha Zang | 28 Jun 06:56 2016

fsck inode warnings

Helo there, since a while, every time that i use something like "shutdown -Fr now" i receive messages like

/dev/sda3: Inode 655658 extent tree (at level 2) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 660107 extent tree (at level 1) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 661292 extent tree (at level 2) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 661848 extent tree (at level 2) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 662317 extent tree (at level 2) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 662337 extent tree (at level 1) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 662648 extent tree (at level 1) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 664488 extent tree (at level 1) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 666102 extent tree (at level 1) could be narrower.  IGNORED.
/dev/sda3: Inode 671956 extent tree (at level 2) could be narrower.  IGNORED.

What the meaning of this. I was unable to find something useful to explain these "errors". I already boot
with systemrescuecd and run fsck -f manually, but the warning still appearing.

Best regards

Harry Putnam | 27 Jun 12:46 2016

emerge of `screen' possible perl mismatch

  Running gentoo thru vbox as guest on a Solaris host (openindiana)

While executing `emerge -vuD world', when the `screen' package rolled
around I get this `tail' of the compile process:

  CPP="i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -E -DMAXWIN=100 -DNONETHACK -DETCSCREENRC='"/etc/screenrc"'
-DSCREENENCODINGS='"/usr/share/screen/utf8encodings"'" srcdir=. sh ./osdef.sh
  make -j1 -C doc screen.info 
  make: Entering directory '/var/tmp/portage/app-misc/screen-4.4.0/work/screen-4.4.0/doc'
  makeinfo ./screen.texinfo -o screen.info

  XSParagraph.c: loadable library and perl binaries are mismatched
  (got handshake key 0x7cc0000, needed 0x7c40000)

  Makefile:30: recipe for target 'screen.info' failed
  make: *** [screen.info] Error 1
  make: Leaving directory '/var/tmp/portage/app-misc/screen-4.4.0/work/screen-4.4.0/doc'
   * ERROR: app-misc/screen-4.4.0::gentoo failed (compile phase):
   *   emake failed

(Note the part marked off with asterisks)

`eix' shows what is installed and most recent versions as of
todays sync (06/25/2016) `eix-sync'

 root # eix ^perl$
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covici | 27 Jun 10:02 2016

nodejs 6.2.1 fails to compile

Hi.  I am having problems emerging nodejs 6.2.1 which happened on my
last update of world.    I get the following error output:

[ -x ./node ] && ./node tools/doc/generate.js --node-version=v6.2.1
--format=html --template=doc/template.html doc/api/modules.md >
out/doc/api/modules.html || node tools/doc/generate.js
--node-version=v6.2.1 --format=html --template=doc/t\emplate.html
doc/api/modules.md > out/doc/api/modules.html
Input file = doc/api/modules.md
    throw err;

Error: Cannot find module
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:440:15)
        at Function.Module._load (module.js:388:25)
	       at Module.require (module.js:468:17)
		      at require (internal/module.js:20:19)
			     at Object.<anonymous>
				    at Module._compile (module.js:541:32)
				        at Object.Module._extensions..js
					       at Module.load (module.js:458:32)
						      at tryModuleLoad (module.js:417:12)
							     at Function.Module._load
								Input file = doc/api/modules.md
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Dan Johansson | 26 Jun 18:05 2016

[OT] program compiled with libcrypt on Raspberry PI (running Gentoo) hangs when run

The following code snippet compiles find but when run it just hangs forever:

$ cat x.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <crypt.h>

int main() {
        printf("Running test\n");
        char *encrypted = crypt("blablabla","ab");
        if(!encrypted || strcmp(encrypted,"ab.h7fshjf89f")) {
        } else {

$ gcc -o xout x.c -lcrypt

$ ./xout
Running test

<here the program just hangs and needs to be killed with ^C>

The same code runs fine on my desktop.
Any suggestions what could be my problem?


Dan Johansson, <http://www.dmj.nu>
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Helmut Jarausch | 26 Jun 16:29 2016

ACPI event unhandled

I'm trying to make the special function keys for volume control working  
on an old ASUS K53U laptop working.

xbindkeys does show the event name if I press such a special function  
key. I have modified /etc/acpi/default.sh
to add these button events.

But I always get  ACPI event unhandled PNP0C14:00 000000ff 00000000

I've check that the case  button)  in /etc/acpi/default.sh is not  
entered. It falls through to the last log_unhandled.

Does anybody have an idea what I'm missing?

Many thanks for some hints,

Helmut Jarausch | 25 Jun 20:33 2016

booting - I don't anystand how the (Linux) world works anymore


I'm a dino since I still use grub-1 but I prefer recent kernels  
(currently 4.70-rc4)

I don't understand  the   'root=' option on the boot line like
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-4.7.0-rc4 root=/dev/sda1

Here my bad experience:

Having booted by SystemRescueCD from the cdrom device, my root device  
is labelled  /dev/sda1
  BUT trying to use that on the kernel boot line fails (the kernel  
cannot find the root file system)

By trial and error I've found that I have to use   root=/dev/sdb1

but if I plug in an external drive (via USB) this doesn't work any more.

So, I came up with    root=UUID=uuid_number of the root file system.

But to my surprise I now got  a kernel panic
syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)

So, please tell me what I'm missing?

Many thanks!!!

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Alan Grimes | 25 Jun 16:31 2016

Me, and how to troll LIKE A BOSS.

Hello, Let me introduce myself again.

I'm 38.

I have no job,

I have not had a job in 4 years.

I can't get a job because I have not had job in 4 years.

Literally, nobody will hire me.

My computer is six years old. All I want it to do is just keep working
the way it did last week.

My health has been declining because I can't afford to take care of myself.

I have no social life either.

I would like to do more with my computer but it is a constant battle of
treading water.

That's why I have zero tolerance for the shit I've been taking from
Gentoo recently. =|

Now, about my trolling style.

The #1 secret of trolling is don't do the trolling yourself. The most
powerful troll possible is to engineer a chain reaction on a list and
then use the most well engineered provocation possible to set it off
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Meino.Cramer | 25 Jun 11:49 2016

Kaffeine update: Missing channels and no sound :(


recently an update to kaffeine via emerge was installed on my Gentoo
PC. Since I am using no other DVBT-viewer I was happy for the update.
But I was wrong.

All channel settings were deleted and I had to rescan again -
including removing unwanted ones...

Then at least one channel is missing.

And there is no sound and I do not find any settings which may be
tweaked to get sound back.

I rescan with this command from the command line:
sudo scan-dvb -n -o zap -p /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/<region file> >! mychannels.conf

and grepped through the output: Far more channels and the missing one
was also there.

For all I did not change the hardware and there is only one
DVBT-capable device in my PC.

I dont want to use (s)mplayer or vlc to watch TV.

How can I fix the problems with kaffeine?

Thanks for any help in advance/gentoo/audio!
Best regards,
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James | 24 Jun 17:26 2016

Failed to connect to lvmetad


So I do not use 'lvm' on this system. So after adding net-misc/openntpd
and setting it up per the wiki, I  got this strange message::

#  /etc/init.d/ntpd restart
 * Caching service dependencies ...
File descriptor 3 (pipe:[25250801]) leaked on lvm invocation. Parent PID
1159: /bin/sh
  /run/lvm/lvmetad.socket: connect failed: No such file or directory
  WARNING: Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to internal scanning.
   [ ok ]
 * Stopping OpenNTPD ...                                                   
   [ ok ]
 * Starting OpenNTPD ...                                                   
   [ ok ]

Now it is gone.... A transient error as the system syncs to the gentoo
time servers?


allan gottlieb | 24 Jun 16:06 2016

LINGUAS, L10N, and local-gen

Having read the latest news article and rereading parts of the
localization guide, it is not clear to me what action, if any, I need to

My systems are US English only

/etc/portage/make.conf has

/etc/local.gen has just comments plus
   en_US ISO-8859-1
   en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8

Should I add
to /etc/portage/make.conf ?

Should I run local-gen ?


marco | 24 Jun 10:11 2016

inittab changes sysvinit-2.88-r7 to sys-apps/sysvinit-2.88-r9

After update to sys-apps/sysvinit-2.88-r9 the inittab want to change
some parameters:

-l0s:0:wait:/sbin/halt -dhp
+l0s:0:wait:/sbin/halt -dhnp

-l6r:6:wait:/sbin/reboot -dk
+l6r:6:wait:/sbin/reboot -dkn

halt/reboot man:
-n     Don't sync before reboot or halt. Note that the kernel and
storage drivers may still sync.

why changig default to -n so no syncing ?
This seems a bad default .

Any reasons for this change ?
I didn't find any bugs o other doc.

Best regards