All IRC channels

This page offers a listing of all official IRC channels we maintain.

Before joining a channel…
…please be sure that you have taken note of our IRC guidelines. Also, do read the channel's topic, it might just answer your question already.

Primary support channels

Channel Description
#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

Channel Description
#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 and development channels

Channel Description
#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 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-laptop Laptop related chat
#gentoo-lisp Gentoo Lisp related chat
#gentoo-media Gentoo multimedia development
#gentoo-mirrors Gentoo mirrors and administration chat
#gentoo-multilib Gentoo multilib project support channel
#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-proxy-maint Discussion channel for Proxy Maintainers
#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
#gentoo-wine Support and development channel for Wine and related applications
#gentoo-www Discussions about gentoo.org web sites and applications
#gentoo-xfce Gentoo XFCE desktop environment discussion

International channels

Channel Description
#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-rs Na srpskom jeziku (I njemu sličnim)
#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