Patch portage to be more quiet

Gentoo linux is alive and well and just released a new Gentoo Linux Live.  It features Linux Kernel 2.6.37 (with Gentoo patches). It comes will all desktop environments. Especially if you are looking for KDE 4.6 SC here’s the best way to start. It also includes OpenOffice.org (3.2.1), GIMP (2.6.11), Inkscape (0.48.1), Blender (2.49b), and…… Continue reading Patch portage to be more quiet

How to change sound from two sound cards

I have two sound cards. One is the inboard and the other is a USB card. I’m toggling often between them so i created this simple script: (see the end for link to files) #!/bin/bash dir=/home/username/ if [[ “$1” = “-l” ]] || [[ ! -n “$1” ]]; then cat /proc/asound/cards exit fi card=`grep “^…… Continue reading How to change sound from two sound cards

making gentoo portage more quiet without showing preverved libs and installed masked packages

Well, it was one of those days drifting from trying to do one thing, and ending fixing the core system. emerge been having alot of output lately, and its extra verbosity was driving me mad. First, showing the preserved-libs takes alot of time. Second, now i have always have to scroll up to check if…… Continue reading making gentoo portage more quiet without showing preverved libs and installed masked packages

How to fix the locale settings

i’ve been strugling with my system to get it utf-8’ed . The solution was easy and in a few minutes i’ve repaired the wrong i made previously. Every now and then, if i tried to emerge a ebuild, some warnings like: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE…… Continue reading How to fix the locale settings