Category Archives: Gentoo

Network scanning via Brother MFC-9840CDW on Gentoo

This is actually a pretty simple process, took me a total of 10 minutes emerge -v xsane download the appropriate rpm from Brother rpm2targz brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.rpm tar -xvzf brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.tar.gz -C / echo “brother3” > /etc/sane.d/dll.d/brother.conf brsaneconfig3 -a name=MFC9840CDW model=MFC-9840CDW ip=your.brother.ip That’s it! scanimage should … Continue reading

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Creating a media pc with Gentoo and XBMC

I am using an old broken laptop I have (Samsung N130) to work as a media pc. Its hardware is fairly typical of laptops, and is fully supported by Linux. I like using System Rescue CD to install with, I’m … Continue reading

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limbgomp causing cerr to segfault in perlxs

I was messing around with swig, its really a quite nifty. I wanted to see how simple it was to make a C++ library available to language of your choice, and really it is indeed quite simple. Everything was beautiful, … Continue reading

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How I setup a 2TB raid on my Linux box

I currently have a server at home that has 10 250GB drives in a raid 5 configuration. The original install on it was Gentoo 2008.0, that over time and multiple updates is now using the profile of 10.0. Things have … Continue reading

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Setting up SMTP-AUTH in Gentoo

The following sets up SMTP-AUTH for sendmail on a sendmail system using SASL. To start with, I found this bug on gentoo.org which discussing a few missing steps I included in here. I presume this issue will eventually be fixed … Continue reading

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Keeping a Gentoo Install Up-To-Date

There is probably a better method to do this, but this is what I do to keep my various Gentoo boxes up to date. Basics emerge –sync when you need to, but don’t cron it. when you require a keyword … Continue reading

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