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Old 11-26-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Sabayon Linux 3.2

We took a look at Sabayon 3.0 a few months ago and were greatly impressed. The developers haven't taken a break since that time, and now 3.2 is upon us. We are diving in heads first to see what's new and what's been updated.

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Old 11-26-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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Default Sounds good

Will definitely try this on my test-box @ work. If install is only 30 min. and stability is as good as you expect, no doubt I will use Sabayon Linux on our graphics workstations instead of Fedora Core!

Quick way to get a nice Gentoo-based network, albeit with some cleaning up to do. Though I'll stay with CentOS on the servers
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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You said it... great way to get a Gentoo based system quick. If you don't like all of the apps or XGL, I doubt it will be very hard to uninstall it all. The key thing I enjoy about SL is the fact that it sets up all (or most) of your hardware for you. That's something that can take you a few hours with a standard Gentoo machine.

CentOS for servers, I agree :P
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:55 PM   #5
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I wonder if a derivative of Sabayon could be a viable consumer OS? The visual effects are plentiful enough to generate intrigue, and the Menu is easy and simple. With newer subscription-based games that provide a different stream of revenue for game developers, perhaps we might see more MMORPG and online-gaming clients ported to Linux.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:25 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Sabayon

well I am currently using Sabayon 3.1 and I must say the dvd install was flawless and everything just worked "out of the box;" ok, there was no real box.

The first important thing for me was that Sabayon is smp aware and can install on a scsi hard disk - I run on a dual cpu with scsi.

next, to cut to the heart of the matter, I clicked on an MP3 ... and I am singing along because I can; next, the I grab a dvd movie (the one's you buy in a store) poped it in and I was watching a movie; next, I found my card reader was recognized; next, I found bluetooth was avaiable.

Ok, there is no "postinstall" wrok to get a full multimedia computer - shazam!

After trying over a dozen distros over the years, including FreeBSD, I sticking with Sabayon: it's the best of Linux and BSD (read Gentoo) and it does what everyone talks about. The real compliment to Sabayon, is that I am now willing to step away from XP Pro. After a more than a decade, I am tired of waiting for Windoze to get it right -- Sabayon got it right, period.

As a last point, I just did some upgrades to my system to enjoy Sabayon's 3D option &, IMHO, to improve on the Sabayon experience: new monitor, Dell 30" (hi Apple) with a max resolution 2560 x 1600 and a new ATI Graphics card X1650 Pro, 512Mb -- it's time for some damn serious enjoyment.

In brief all I can say is that Sabayon is a real treat!
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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Nice comments albertfx, glad to hear you enjoy the distro so much. I would have gone with an NVIDIA card personally, but hopefully you will not run into many problems. XGL is a little problematic it seems with ATI, but if you are not intending to use that anyway you'll be fine. Otherwise prepare for some tweaking

I agree with you on the multimedia front... everything works out of the box. That's one thing that a lot of die-hard GPL advocates would shout against, but for those who don't care, it's the superb distro for the job.
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Installed the new 3.26 version on my new laptop a couple of days ago, and I must say that I'm very much impressed with this distro. Trying out three distros at the moment, nd I think I'll end up using Sabayon.

The fact that everything was properly configured from the live cd (including nvidia binary drivers) made me very happy after the first boot. Only wish that I'd tried the "live music edition" as the 5 minute boot from dvd was pretty boring.

Pretty much everything in my laptop was configured properly without any fiddeling, the only thing that I haven't managed to get working is the "subwoofer" in my inspiron 9400. But I haven't managed to get that work in neither ubuntu, suse nor gentoo.

+Wireless simply worked with WPA encryption.
+My MX1000 mouse was properly detected
+Geforce 9700 works without a flaw (as it should using nvidia drivers)
+Bluetooth simply worked
+Beryl looks stunning (but that works on all my other partitions as well)
+never tried the "live help" thingy, but after reading here what it does, it seems very nice for new users. I feels sorry for the poor souls in the chat if this distro gains momentum though.
+Windows/other partitions detected and qautomounter works as it should
+Dvd writer works as it should
+SMP out of the box, as expected
+wine preinstalled
+Lirc installed, my remote works. Can't remember where i put it though.
+DVD, divx, mp3, ogg, realmedia, xvid, everything is working after the install

?Haven't tested my card reader yet, but It wouldn't surprise me if it works.

-"Subwoofer" is not detected, will get it working when new drivers are released.
-Lots and lots of stuff I don't need. No option to manually choose packages to install through the installer.


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I installed 3.26 on my Athlon 1900 a couple days ago. My machine isn't a fan of the Beryl features though It keeps crashing when I have Beryl turned on for too long.

My one big problem, however, is my audio. I have a SoundBlaster Live, and SL sees it, but can't always use it. Yesterday I was listening to some tunes, but today I get nothing. And the weird thing is, I can record things with my mic. So obviously, the card is working fine. Rebooting did nothing, neither did playing with the audio settings. I'm not too too familiar with Linux, particularly this distro, so I don't know what else to do. Any ideas?

Other than my little audio problem, I think it's a great OS. I'm so happy to be free of the vile clutches of XP!
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:18 PM   #10
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3.3 comes out in just a few day, you may wish to try it once it's out. I am not sure a weird technical problem like that would be fixed in this release, but it might not hurt to try if you have a broadband connection.

Either way, I'd open up a Konsole, go into super user mode (type su and then it will prompt for password) and then type in "alsaconf". It will find all the sound cards in your computer and you can make sure the correct one is selected. -Maybe- that will fix things.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:14 AM   #11
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Yesterday I installed sabayon 3.3 on my home computer, and i must say that i'm impressed with how little fiddling i had to do to get beryl working. my system is not very stable however. when i try to update portage or do something that requires root access it will freeze after a few minutes. i think my system might be at fault somewhat too because i have had problems with other distros too. it also tooke the installer a long time IMHO. it took around a hour and a half to two hours from the time i booted off the disc to i logged in for the first time. i tried running the installer for my laptop but the cd light just stayed lit like the computer was accessing the dvd, but i didn't see anything happening. my home system is a emachines t3422 with a nvidia 7300 gs, p4 641, and a 320gb sata h/d and dvd rom upgraded. also the installer said the partition table on the pata drive was corrupt and wanted to wipe it and start over again, however i boot windows off that drive so i know that couldn't be the case. if the distro were more stable i would switch to using it more often. looking forward to seeing how future releases turn out.
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Smile Wow...But now i need help please....

Great i am so happy to see and hear so many cool things about Sabayon...
But here is my prob...I really dont want to use windows any more as it is years that i want to get to know a unix based OS and use it regulary....Ive downloaded the Sabayon 3.1 dvd and the mini 3.3 cd the dvd does not boot...(I am so unlucky when it comes to the instaling part and i do understand partitions and so on.)and i wrote it properly as iso with nero from xp.The mini cd does boot but as i alt+f1 i see the error that the no bootable media found or no hda where to install....Strange stuff...Any way i am now downloading the dvd3.3 and i will try again....
My problems are always the starting as in making boot record or you know mount points or so on...

WHERE DO I INSTALL the linux bootloader to?????This i think is my prob..as when i was installing the ubuntu version as i reboot and grub comes up i kept getting the error 17 (could not make or find mount point.)
Now i want to use Sabayon and yes i am a total begginer to linux...but i want to lern just help me get started plzz....some one

Here is my system if some one could recommend how i should boot and install.
P3800 2xmb (am2)
Asus p5n32-sli deluxe (MBoard)
2xOCZ gold edition 1028mb ddr2 mem
2x 150gig sata (sda1=Winxp/sda2 free for use)+(1x80gig hda)
Gigabyte (nvidiaCHIP) 6600gt ultra graphics card ( ihope it picks it up )
I have gag on floppy and have partition magic7(old) on floppy too..so for booting and partitioning np...I hope...
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:40 PM   #13
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Hmm, if it's not booting into the Live CD environment, it sounds like it's just getting halted along the way. Although, I'm unsure why it would say no bootable media found...

So... you haven't reached the live environment at all, right? One thing you might want to try is pushing F5 at the boot screen (or whatever it is so that you can see the boot parameters) and add "nolapic noapic noapci" to the end of it and try booting again, and see if that helps anything.

If it really is an issue with the hard drives, maybe reversing the order of the HDD's in the BIOS might help. Make sda1 the blank drive and sda2 the Windows drive, for example. Unless hda1 is going to be the Linux partition.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:51 PM   #14
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Talking Cool ....Some one is there to help..

In fact i think some thing is only in the way....And it was with ubuntu in the grump boot page that i got the error 17 ...but any way i really want to install Sabayon...
Yeah i think it has got to do with my partitions and so on...I have disabled my hda ide as it is my backup and i had 2 150 gig sata drives in raid first with windows....yesterday i formated all and re installed win xp ( i dont know why i did not try installing sabayon on the first drive...any way i need xp on the other drive untill i get linux with internet up and running...

Ok i will try doing the f5 option and what does the "noapic...and so on options do?
Sorry for my ignorance and english as i am italian...so
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What is the most easy way to start all over like as in cleaning the MBR and doing all according to the book...As i got to istall it this evening and if it means to format all again np....

Yeah it seemed funny that booting the mini cd 3.3 it picks it up and takes you to the main menu where you have many options as i choose the first sabayon starts to load kernel and so on after a few seconds i get the alt+f1 option and doing so i see shell looking for the hda and sda's and so on then it searches for bootable media as canot find?
and at the bottom i get something like no hard drive to where install?something like that im sorry if i cant remember ...any way
i will keep on trying until i get it right even though i am frustrated at the moment...This is probely why most people go back to win...which is sad because there is so much more power with linux....
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