wolfden wrote:Have you tried with the official release of sabayon 9 instead of a daily? It's possible that something is wrong with the daily you're trying to use. With no information, nobody can help.
This problem started before the SL 9 release.
The live XFCE and Gnome DVDs boot and work OK, KDE, Awesome, E17, and LXDE do not.
I have a new AMD (formerly ATI) Radeon HD6570 Graphic Adapter. That may be part of the problem.
AFAIK, here no longer is an Awesome version of SL and there is no official SL 9 release for E17 or LXDE, just the weeklies. Probably because they are experimental.
I cannot make the live DVDs work correctly but if I install spinbase (it only takes 5 minutes) and add the programs I use, I have tested that with plain icewm and with LXDE and both seem to work fine. I don't think I would have a problem if I installed any of the desktops starting from spinbase. I am using the AMD proprietary Radeon driver if that matters.
The fact that I can 'trick' the live DVDs into booting up by going through debug mode would indicate the problem is a small one but trying to figure out what it is may be non trivial. The inability to install may be unrelated to the booting problem, I have had problems in the past trying to install on a HD previously partitioned and formated using lvm by the installer. The problem may or may not be related to that.
There was a learning curve installing from spinbase but now that I have done it, it is not a big deal. And I have the benefit of a small light system with just the programs I need installed.