I had a IBM ThinkPad laptop in the shop today and every five minutes or so 2 different pop up box’s would come up and give a error about not being able to connect via thankvantage access.
When updating Portage on a Gentoo system you generally have to update all the config files after wards. The default way to do this is to use etc-update. There is however a better way and that is to use dispatch-conf. One of the reasons I prefer it is that it makes a backup of the file you have replaced so that if something does break you can replace the original file. This is something that etc-update doesn’t do.