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5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml"> 4<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title> 5<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
7<author title="Author"> 6<author title="Author">
45<license/> 44<license/>
46 45
47<version>3.6</version> 46<version>3.6</version>
48<date>2006-02-13</date> 47<date>2006-02-13</date>
49 48
50<chapter> 49<faqindex>
51<title>Questions:</title> 50<title>Questions</title>
52<section> 51<section>
53<title>Getting Started</title> 52<title>Introduction</title>
54<body> 53<body>
55 54
56<p> 55<p>
57Please note that many of these questions are answered within the official 56Please note that many of these questions are answered within the official
58Gentoo documents and guides. This is simply a list of common questions. Please 57Gentoo documents and guides. This is simply a list of common questions. Please
59read the documentation and/or man pages to gain a greater understanding of how 58read the documentation and/or man pages to gain a greater understanding of how
60Gentoo and GNU/Linux works, and for answers to questions which may not be 59Gentoo and GNU/Linux works, and for answers to questions which may not be
61answered here. 60answered here.
62</p> 61</p>
63 62
64<ul>
65 <li>
66 <uri link="#pronunciation">How is Gentoo pronounced, and what does it
67 mean?</uri>
68 </li>
69 <li>
70 <uri link="#differences">What makes Gentoo different?</uri>
71 </li>
72</ul>
73
74</body> 63</body>
75</section>
76<section> 64</section>
77<title>Installation</title> 65</faqindex>
78<body>
79
80<ul>
81 <li>
82 <uri link="#optimizations">Things are really unstable and I'm using "-O9
83 -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer" optimizations. What gives?</uri>
84 </li>
85 <li>
86 <uri link="#password">How can I change the root (or any other user's)
87 password?</uri>
88 </li>
89 <li>
90 <uri link="#useradd">How do I add a normal user?</uri>
91 </li>
92 <li>
93 <uri link="#su">Why can't a user su to root?</uri>
94 </li>
95 <li>
96 <uri link="#devfs">How do I disable devfs?</uri>
97 </li>
98 <li>
99 <uri link="#upgrade">Can I upgrade Gentoo from one release to
100 another without reinstalling?</uri>
101 </li>
102 <li>
103 <uri link="#bootrescue">My kernel doesn't boot (properly), what should
104 I do now?</uri>
105 </li>
106 <li>
107 <uri link="#proxy">My proxy requires authentication, what do I
108 have to do?</uri>
109 </li>
110 <li>
111 <uri link="#isoburning">How do I burn an ISO file?</uri>
112 </li>
113 <li>
114 <uri link="#cpus">What CD/stage should I use for my CPU?</uri>
115 </li>
116 <li>
117 <uri link="#dhcp">I can't get online after rebooting. What is wrong?</uri>
118 </li>
119 <li>
120 <uri link="#dualboot">I want to boot Windows from GRUB or LILO but it shows
121 only black screen. What should I do?</uri>
122 </li>
123 <li>
124 <uri link="#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo Using a Stage1 or Stage2
125 Tarball?</uri>
126 </li>
127</ul>
128
129</body>
130</section>
131<section>
132<title>Package Management</title>
133<body>
134
135<ul>
136 <li>
137 <uri link="#ebuilds">In what format are the packages stored?</uri>
138 </li>
139 <li>
140 <uri link="#configure">I want to perform the ./configure step myself.
141 Can I?</uri>
142 </li>
143 <li>
144 <uri link="#firewall">How do I use emerge from behind a
145 firewall?</uri>
146 </li>
147 <li>
148 <uri link="#norsync">What if rsync doesn't work for me?</uri>
149 </li>
150 <li>
151 <uri link="#manualdownload">I have only slow modem connection at home. Can
152 I download sources somewhere else and add them to my system?</uri>
153 </li>
154 <li>
155 <uri link="#distfiles">Source tarballs are collecting in
156 /usr/portage/distfiles. Is it safe to delete these files?</uri>
157 </li>
158 <li>
159 <uri link="#tmpportage">What's in /var/tmp/portage? Is it safe to
160 delete the files and directories in /var/tmp/portage?</uri>
161 </li>
162</ul>
163
164</body>
165</section>
166<section>
167<title>Usage</title>
168<body>
169
170<ul>
171 <li>
172 <uri link="#intkeyboard">How do I set up an International Keyboard
173 Layout?</uri>
174 </li>
175 <li>
176 <uri link="#rootdns">DNS name resolution works for root only.</uri>
177 </li>
178 <li>
179 <uri link="#crontab">Why can't my user use their own crontab?</uri>
180 </li>
181 <li>
182 <uri link="#numlock">How do I get numlock to start on boot?</uri>
183 </li>
184 <li>
185 <uri link="#clear">How do I have my terminal cleared when I log
186 out?</uri>
187 </li>
188 <li>
189 <uri link="#suinx">I'm not able to run X applications as root after
190 su'ing</uri>
191 </li>
192</ul>
193
194</body>
195</section>
196<section>
197<title>Maintenance</title>
198<body>
199
200<ul>
201 <li>
202 <uri link="#filecorruption">ReiserFS and filesystem corruption issues --
203 how to fix them, etc.</uri>
204 </li>
205</ul>
206
207</body>
208</section>
209<section>
210<title>Development</title>
211<body>
212
213<ul>
214 <li>
215 <uri link="#reportbugs">Where can I report bugs?</uri>
216 </li>
217 <li>
218 <uri link="#releases">How often are new releases made?</uri>
219 </li>
220 <li>
221 <uri link="#beeping">My speaker beeps like crazy. How do I disable console
222 beeps?</uri>
223 </li>
224</ul>
225
226</body>
227</section>
228<section>
229<title>Resources</title>
230<body>
231
232<ul>
233 <li>
234 <uri link="#resources">Where can I find more information about Gentoo
235 Linux?</uri>
236 </li>
237 <li>
238 <uri link="#buycd">Can I buy a CD of Gentoo Linux?</uri>
239 </li>
240 <li>
241 <uri link="#help">This FAQ hasn't answered my question. What do I
242 do now?</uri>
243 </li>
244</ul>
245
246</body>
247</section>
248</chapter>
249 66
250<chapter> 67<chapter>
251<title>Getting Started</title> 68<title>Getting Started</title>
252 69
253<section id="pronunciation"> 70<section id="pronunciation">

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