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1.  Internet Relay Chat

All our official IRC channels can be found on freenode.

All of our channels are managed by volunteers for the mutual benefit of users and contributors alike, and we consider IRC to be open to everyone. Please feel free to pop in and introduce yourself, and consider it a resource for when you run into problems or have questions about Gentoo Linux.

We ask very little of users visiting our support channels on freenode:

  • Please act sensibly and maturely, abiding by the Code of Conduct.
  • Please read the topic when entering a channel, it contains valuable information!
  • Bots or scripts that talk are not welcome in most channels. If in doubt, please ask.
  • Please do not use CTCP VERSION or the like on users / channels without their consent.
  • Please note we operate a clean-language policy in #gentoo, and swearing is not permitted.
  • Please also note we are unable to support alternate package managers in #gentoo, just Portage!

It should be noted that we do not provide support for derivative distributions based upon Gentoo Linux.

Primary Support Channel(s)
#gentoo Issues with your installation, got a problem with Xorg? Give #gentoo a try!
#gentoo-dev Discussion about the active development of Gentoo Linux, requires voice (+v).
#gentoo-groupcontacts Gentoo Group Contacts are the official means of requesting or reporting an issue with a Freenode cloak or channel, etc.
#gentoo-ops Questions or complaints about #gentoo policy or bans must be raised here only.
Architecture & Platform Support Channels
#gentoo-alpha Gentoo Linux/Alpha
#gentoo-amd64 Gentoo Linux/AMD64
#gentoo-amd64-dev Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Developer Channel
#gentoo-bsd Gentoo *BSD
#gentoo-hppa Gentoo Linux/HPPA
#gentoo-ia64 Gentoo Linux/IA-64
#gentoo-mips Gentoo Linux/MIPS
#gentoo-powerpc Gentoo Linux/PowerPC (PPC and PPC64)
#gentoo-sparc Gentoo Linux/Sparc
#gentoo-x86 Gentoo Linux/x86 development
General & Development Channels
#gentoo-accessibility The Accessibility project
#gentoo-apache Gentoo Apache development related chat
#gentoo-bugs Gentoo BugDay Events, Gentoo Bug Fixing
#gentoo-cluster Gentoo Linux/Clustering
#gentoo-council Gentoo Council
#gentoo-commits Real-time Gentoo CVS/SVN/GIT commit information
#gentoo-comrel The Community Relations project
#gentoo-db Database-related Packages and Discussion.
#gentoo-desktop Developers & Users, all things desktop
#gentoo-dev-help Ebuild Writers' Workplace
#gentoo-doc Gentoo Documentation Development
#gentoo-dotnet Gentoo Dotnet Development
#gentoo-embedded Embedded Gentoo Linux
#gentoo-events Planning and Real-Time Chat during Gentoo public events
#gentoo-forums Gentoo Forums related chat
#gentoo-games Gentoo Linux native gaming discussion (no Cedega/Wine)
#gentoo-guis Gentoo GUIs Project
#gentoo-hardened Hardened Gentoo Linux
#gentoo-haskell Haskell Packages
#gentoo-java Java related chat
#gentoo-kde KDE package maintainance
#gentoo-kernel Gentoo Kernel development discussion
#gentoo-gmn Gentoo Monthly Newsletter
#gentoo-laptop Laptop related chat
#gentoo-lisp Gentoo Lisp related chat
#gentoo-media Gentoo multimedia development
#gentoo-mirrors Gentoo mirrors and administration chat
#gentoo-netmail Mail-related packages
#gentoo-netmon Network Monitoring Packages
#gentoo-office Gentoo Office support channel
#gentoo-openbsd Gentoo Portage on OpenBSD
#gentoo-overlays Support channel for the Gentoo Overlays project
#gentoo-perl All things Gentoo perl
#gentoo-php Gentoo PHP discussion/support
#gentoo-portage Gentoo Portage Development
#gentoo-pr The Public Relations project
#gentoo-prefix The Gentoo Prefix project
#gentoo-python Gentoo Python discussion/support
#gentoo-qa Gentoo Quality Assurance
#gentoo-qt Gentoo Qt Project
#gentoo-releng Gentoo Release Engineering internal discussion
#gentoo-ruby Ruby on Gentoo
#gentoo-science Gentoo Scientific Project
#gentoo-security Discussions about the security of Gentoo Linux
#gentoo-server Server related chat
#gentoo-soc Our participation in the Google Summer of Code
#gentoo-sunrise Project Sunrise - Gentoo User Overlay
#gentoo-toolchain Discussion about the Gentoo toolchain (GCC, libc, binutils, etc.)
#gentoo-trustees The Trustees of the Gentoo Foundation
#gentoo-vbox Support and development channel for virtualbox on gentoo
#gentoo-vdr Gentoo VDR and DVB related chat
#gentoo-vim Gentoo Vim discussion
#gentoo-voip Voice over IP related Discussion
#gentoo-vps Gentoo Virtual Private Server related chat
#gentoo-web Everything web- and webapp related (on Gentoo of course)
#gentoo-wiki Gentoo Wiki discussion
Regional Support Channels
#gentoo-au Australia
#gentoo-be In het Nederlands
#gentoo-br Português do Brasil
#gentoo-by На беларускай мове
#gentoo.cs česky a slovensky
#gentoo-cn 简体中文
#gentoo.de Auf Deutsch
#gentoo-dk På Dansk
#gentoo-el Στα Ελληνικά
#gentoo-es En español
#gentoo-fi Suomeksi
#gentoofr En français
#gentoo-id Komunitas Pengguna Gentoo Indonesia
#gentoo-in Support for Indian Gentoo Users and Indic localization
#gentoo-ir Support for Iranian Gentoo Users and localization
#gentoo-it In Italiano
#gentoo-ja 日本語で
#gentoo-nl In het Nederlands
#gentoo-no På norsk
#gentoo-pl Po Polsku
#gentoo-pt Em Português
#gentoo-ro Discuţii în limba română
#gentoo-ru На русском языке
#gentoo-se På svenska
#gentoo-tr Resmi Gentoo Türkiye kanalı
#gentoo-tw 使用繁體中文(台灣)
#gentoo-ua Українською
#gentoo-uk United Kingdom
#gentoo-ve Venezuela


Page updated September 16, 2013

Summary: Official Gentoo IRC channels

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