I have just recently started to experiment with differen't distros. And after going through 20 or 30 of them, I realize that I can't get past the first couple of glitches with the little bit of knowledge I bestow.
I have gotten accustomed to GRUB and managed to get like 8 distros on one HD. Just to test them out.
SABAYON has become my favorite now although Gentoo left me high and dry, I couldn't get it to install!!!
Anyhow, here is my problem and if anyone could help me get to the next step then I would greatly appreciate it.
I installed Sabayon a few times on different machines, and always seem to have a problem getting Beryl to work at first. But after poking at the acceleration manager a few times and then into root to try it out, and after a couple restarts I finally get it working. HOWEVER...
I just did a fresh install again because for some strange reason KDE crashed on me with a signal 8. (whatever that means I don't know, but I got BIG ICONS MAN I MEAN BIG and gnome desktop was not setting up correctly but it was ok in ROOT. KDE was fine in ROOT and Beryl was working ...in ROOT. Now at first I thought user and root were both working then something happened. I realize someone is going to need more info to help me, but I am just 'setting the stage' if you will.
Basically when I started kde as user I would either get the crash handler and a blank white screen or just a blank white screen and a cursor. Beryl was still set to fallback on beryl crash- so obviously this is a bit more serious matter
Now root was ok at that time as far as I could tell, although one time after logging out of user and going straight into root without restarting I ended up with some weird stuff like 2 trash cans and then I couldn't open home or anything, after restart it seemed ok though.
Anyway, I decided to just to do a fresh install just to be sure I hadn't done something by way of my other hard drives or installs. I have weendoze in a stripe on 2 drives and another 500GB for storage only, plus 8 distros of linux on another drive, all SATA.
SO this new fresh install of SABAYON, well I couldn't get beryl working at first again. So again I made sure acceleration manager was set to xgl for my card is a 6800GS. And tried a few different sessions in root and restarting, and no beryl. THEN I did something stupid. I unchecked the fallback window for beryl to see what would happen in root and restarted, well when I came back in root beryl started automatically (not sure how to manage any of these settings)
So now I have a white screen in root, but as user beryl is working again. It seems as though I cannot get both working at the same time. Please help anyone, I can take even a small crumb and make a meal out of it