I have been a long-time user of Gentoo, and recently discovered Sabayon. I have been trialling it both at home and work; and am so-far impressed.
I am having an issue, though. As part of migrating, I also decided to look at different desktop environments; and from what I've seen of GNOME at home, I would like to test it at work in terms of productivity and what not.
The issue I'm having is that, when I ran Sabayon 9 from the GNOME LiveDVD in a VirtualBox machine, gnome-shell had no issue running at all (aside from simply being a little laggy from running off a DVD).
However, I've installed Sabayon onto a virtual drive to trial it properly before physical installation; and while most apps give me no issue at all, gnome-shell simply refuses to run. I've made sure everything is up-to-date (latest VBox Guest Additions, Xf86 Video Virtualbox 4.1.16#3.4.0 on a 3.4.0-sabayon kernel, etc), and while the system boots and runs GNOME in fallback mode, gnome-shell just wont run.
I've tried swapping OpenGL implementations to ATI (Xorg wouldn't work) and nVidia (wouldn't select due to missing library (libOpenCL.so) that I can't find), and even tried swapping out the Graphics check script (/usr/libexec/gnome-session-check-accelerated-helper) to point to /bin/true (bad things happened).
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd really like to be able to fully test the shell before I can commit to using this as a primary, physically installed OS, and I simply can't figure out why it's not working...
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by wraeth
on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:32, edited 1 time in total.