While making a GPG key, how can I generate enough entropy?

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Issue

  • While creating a GPG key, I spend a lot of time trying to generate entropy, but the process doesn't seem to finish:
gpg --gen-key
gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.14; Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
...
We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
hygthtrsfsdfgdfg
hgdsfsfsdfahgfh
dsgafsadfsdfdfg^C
gpg: signal Interrupt caught ... exiting

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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