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by dave_64
Fri May 31, 2019 23:41
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: youtube-dl
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: youtube-dl

Thanks for your response. I installed the latest version from entropy when I realized that there was a newer version than what I had installed. So, the problem was solved, before my post. But there remains the question: Why was the new version not included in any of my upgrades? To my knowledge, thi...
by dave_64
Fri May 31, 2019 21:35
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: youtube-dl
Replies: 3
Views: 81

youtube-dl

My youtube downloader quit working some time ago. I discovered that I was using an old version of youtube-dl. Yet my system is fully updated and upgraded. Why did the package manager not include the latest version of youtube-dl?
by dave_64
Thu Aug 11, 2016 23:09
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Youtubevideo [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Youtubevideo

I'm surprised nobody has commented on this yet, so, maybe it's not an issue, but it's usually better to install 3rd party apps from the package manager than downloading and installing from a website. It might integrate better with kde if you use the package manager. I think English is default, so, f...
by dave_64
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:32
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Black screen blinking cursor (post install)
Replies: 27
Views: 4009

Re: Black screen blinking cursor (post install)

You say you have no mouse or keyboard. But, have you tried using the key combo of: ctrl + alt + f2 That key combo should give you a login prompt from the "black screen with blinking curser". I don't think I've ever seen it fail. If it does give you a login prompt, login as root, and issue this comma...
by dave_64
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:33
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: How to disable NVIDIA 358 and use 340?
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: How to disable NVIDIA 358 and use 340?

I wonder what card you are trying to use. I had two 200 series card and had to downgrade the kernel to 4.3 to get a 340 driver. But, it didn't work. Then, I noticed there was a 340 driver for the 4.4 kernel, so I ran kernel switcher to get back to my 4.4 kernel. But, it still didn't work....the clos...
by dave_64
Sun Apr 03, 2016 15:12
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Difficulty Installing.
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Difficulty Installing.

Did you have a complicated install? Sabayon's installer (Calamares) has been known to be less than perfect when it comes to the "custom install" option. If you have to delete, or resize, or create partitions, it might be better to do that with something like gparted. For myself, I usually install to...
by dave_64
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:59
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: nvidia help.
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: nvidia help.

Sorry, but I don;t know how to proceed from here. But before I leave you in the capable hands of somebody else who understands your issues, did you get a graphical interface when you rebooted? Or, did you have to revert back to xorg-x11?
by dave_64
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:48
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: nvidia help.
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: nvidia help.

If the reboot results in a black screen, you can get to a terminal with key combo ctrl + alt + f2 and login as root. Then give this command" eselect opengl set xorg-x11 That should get you back to where you started from (graphical interface) You may have to reverse the blacklisting of nouveau too......
by dave_64
Tue Mar 29, 2016 23:22
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: nvidia help.
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: nvidia help.

Are you using the proprietary nvidia drivers? If not, you might get some information at the following website: https://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=HOWTO:_Get_AMD/ATI_or_Nvidia_Video_Cards_working_in_Sabayon#AMD_-_Open_Source_to_FGLRX Since you have a new install, and the card is not too old, yo...
by dave_64
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:07
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: OpenRC vs Systemd
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: OpenRC vs Systemd

This question came up a few months ago, and, at that time, it was not an option. Sabayon defaults to systemd. It was said that Gentoo had not changed over to systemd, but, was available for those that wanted to switch to systemd (the default install being openrc). Sabayon is based on Gentoo. I insta...