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Old 03-21-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default SabayonLinux 3.3

We have been a fan of SabayonLinux for quite some time, so we could not pass up a chance to tinker with their heavily anticipated new version. In addition to updated software, 3.3 brings about a new color scheme. It's also touted as being more stable, so let's put it to the test.

You can read the full article here and discuss it here!
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:21 PM   #2
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Thumbs up SuSE Kicker...

Hi Rob,

Great review!

Just wanted to let you know of another distro that uses SuSE's Kicker, Pardus Linux http://www.pardus.org.tr/eng/. It is a Turkish distro and the developers seems to have done a lot of new thinking making it.

Among the highlights are a very good package manager with a great GUI. Good automatic updater app and some really great apps in theri repo. For example VirtualBox, Xara, Tremolous, Nexuiz among others.

Try it, I thing you will like it, maybe so much that you do a review of it also :-)

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Old 03-23-2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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Hi Jon,

Thanks for the comments! I was actually on the Pardus site the other day, but none of their screenshots show off the kicker. Their package manager looks quite nice though.

I will download it and take a look when I have the chance. Looks like a solid offering! Too many new distros become available that are basically hack jobs of other distros.. it's good to see Pardus adds it's own package manager and boot scheme.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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Question test it out on Apple computers?

Hi,

Enjoyed your review, but didn't see any details on running it on Apple computers. Any probs or special parameters or anything needed?

I was actually looking for a LiveCD for recovering or troubleshooting an Intel MacBook.

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Old 03-23-2007, 11:29 PM   #5
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Hi Doug,

I didn't write much about testing it on Apples because I don't own one. As far as I know, the people who tested it out on an Apple didn't have much of an issue. Sabayon has great hardware detection, so it shouldn't be much of a problem.

If you would like to know more, your best bet is to look through the official forums.

http://www.sabayonlinux.org/forum/
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Old 03-24-2007, 05:42 PM   #6
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Hi Rob,

I ran into the same problem that you did with Beryl on 3.3. I couldn't figure out what the problem was....so I just changed from AIGLX to XGL in the acceleration manager. I have an NVIDIA card so was skeptical that this would work or work well....but it worked and now everything works like a dream!

Only problem I still have is installing onto my Dell laptop....installation keeps hanging and is a major problem...but I'm still trying. I think its just my Dell DVD reader (hardware).

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Default Its a good distro

SL3.3 is inteed a great distro, having been an avid user of Ubuntu for a while, i actually like the fact that there is a huge amount of software installed, i have the hard disk space, and i get to see alternative applications, which i may not necesseily use. or know about. I work on the assumption, ts better to be overloaded and have a tool for a job, than not.

That being said, the installed SL3.3 drivers for the BCM43xx do work, but are painfully slow, the forum discusses this, and a quick switch to Ndiswrapper resolved the problem on my Dell 1501.

I would happily recomend this as a distro.
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I ran into the same problem that you did with Beryl on 3.3. I couldn't figure out what the problem was....so I just changed from AIGLX to XGL in the acceleration manager.
Ahh good catch, I used AIGLX the entire time. I will give XGL a shot next time. Good luck on getting it working on the Dell. Are you trying to dual boot? Maybe you will need to manually partition it first.

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I work on the assumption, ts better to be overloaded and have a tool for a job, than not.
I agree completely. I don't use Sabayon as my regular distro, but even using the Live DVD, I find a few programs I've never heard of (which I've since installed on my own rig).

I hear about that problem with BCM43xx as well, but I have not tested it out. That "workaround" is the same one I've seen being thrown about as well. As least it's an easy fix.
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Default usb-snd-audio problems

Hi,

I don't think that this is an issue which you can blame on Sabayon Linux.

I have had installed the latest masked alsa-driver available in portage on Gentoo, but alsaconf, did not recognize my on-board-sound C-Media CM 6501.

I think alsaconf does not check for usb audio devices. But that was no big problem (after I configured my kernel the right way :-) ).

I built the kernel with usb-snd-audio support and added

alias snd-card-0 snd_usb_audio
alias sound-slot-0 snd_usb_audio

to /etc/modules.d/alsa

If you make sure that "alsasound" is run
during boot, everything should work fine now.

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Old 02-04-2008, 10:08 PM   #10
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Question ANALOG VERSUS DIGITAL CONNECTION

I just install sabayon on mi pc
one thing I notice is that every time I install sabayon on mi system I have to use analog connection on my screen
after the installation I change the config an no problem
any idea why ?
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