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by dave_64
Thu Aug 11, 2016 23:09
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Youtubevideo [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 637

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: 2755

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: 977

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: 350

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: 831

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: 831

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: 831

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: 537

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...
by dave_64
Mon Mar 07, 2016 16:15
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Sabayon hangs on shutdown
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: Sabayon hangs on shutdown

I've had the "hanging shutdown" problem a few times, and, one time, I discovered that VLC had pegged Core 0 at 100%, even though VLC was not doing anything...just an icon on the panel. VLC always stays on the panel once it's started. I could not kill the VLC process (PID), so, I decided to reboot, a...
by dave_64
Fri Feb 26, 2016 23:19
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: "eselect kernel list" shows nothing [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: "eselect kernel list" shows nothing

Change the word "kernel" to "bzimage"
It seems eselecting the "kernel" has been deprecated.