Ubuntu VM in Vmware running on top of Gentoo [closed]

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Where is the Linux source kept in a Rackspace Gentoo VPS?

I’m emerging udev and it complains it couldn’t find the kernel sources under /usr/src/linux (there’s nothing inside /usr/src/ indeed). As a result, it tries to take the version from the currently running kernel and messes up thinking it’s an older version than what it needs (when it actually isn’t). So where are the sources so … Read more

nginx configuration trouble

I’m having some trouble configuring nginx to share files between three sites. I know I could solve the problem by simply giving each site it’s own copy of the file or using symlinks. According to the nginx documentation this should be relatively trivial to configure. All three of the sites (site1.com, site2.net, site3.net) should serve … Read more

How to mount devtmpfs with mode=777?

I’m trying to use gentoo based thin client to access fusion access huawei cloud, with the following issues: CloudClient when redirecting devices to VDI virtual PC, trying to write directly into devices placed inside /dev.(unsuccesful) How do I mount /dev with mode = 777? OS 4.4.26-gentoo with dracut initramfs. I tried to use mount /dev … Read more

php-cgi dies quietly every few hours in low traffic

php-cgi -v PHP 5.2.11-pl1-gentoo (cgi-fcgi) (built: Dec 21 2009 09:10:29) Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2009 Zend Technologies System info dev-lang/php-5.2.11-r1 gentoo 10.1 Update: I’ just compiled PHP with the minimal USE flags turned on. Seems better now. Let’s wait a bit longer. Answer Well php does this sometimes, … Read more

Gentoo headless server suddenly hangs and needs a reboot to recover

Recently my gentoo server began dropping all network connections. Since it’s a headless server hidden in a closet I don’t have any other means of logging on, so I’m unable to get in when this happens. The only way to restore connection is to use the reset-button and reboot the machine. There are no messages … Read more

On boot firmware request for intel GMA 3100 chipset timing out

I am currently in the process of installing a Gentoo linux box with a Vanilla 2.6.29-r5 kernel with gentoo-xen-kernel patches in order to run the Xen Hypervisor. After rebooting with the new kernel, the booting process seemed to hang on: [ 0.863005] platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-0f-07 [ 60.863442] Microcode Update Driver: v2.00-xen <tigran@aivazian.fsnet.co.uk>, Peter … Read more

Running a binary executable as an auto-starting service on Gentoo

I have a Gentoo box on Linode and couldn’t get to install MongoDB thorough Portage, so I’m running the static binary I downloaded from the website. How do I make it run as a service, and how do I add it to the auto-start list so it comes back up when the system is rebooted? … Read more