Switch keyboard layout

To switch between keyboards on Calculate Linux, use Caps Lock. To capitalize, use Shift+CapsLock. Use the "Compose" key (right Alt) to enter special characters. More on special characters here.

Configure package routing from local network

If you intend to use your Calculate Linux system as a router for local machines(, run the following:

sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=1

iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -s -j MASQUERADE

Install software

In Calculate Linux, software is installed from an application catalogue called Portage. Portage is modified accordingly any time you update your system with cl-update: new versions or even new applications appear, stability status is updated for versions, obsolete or bugged versions may be masked or removed, etc.

All applications available are divided into categories. The full name of an application is therefore defined as the category/application format. For example, games-fps/openarena (open-source replacement for Quake 3 Arena), dev-embedded/ponyprog (EEPROM and microcontroller programmer), media-gfx/blender (3D creation and publishing system), etc.

The search software, use the eix tool. As an example, let's install deluge, a torrent client:

eix deluge

* net-p2p/deluge
 Available versions:      1.3.15-r2{tbz2} **1.3.9999 **9999 {console geoip gtk libnotify sound webinterface PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7"}
  Homepage:     http://deluge-torrent.org/
  Description:              BitTorrent client with a client/server model


Partial search is supported.


You do not need root privileges to search with eix.

The output shows that the application name is net-p2p/deluge. Now install with root privileges:

emerge net-p2p/deluge