Just tried this again today (12nov2013) on "yet another box" made with leftover parts to leave at "mom's place" so I don't feel the need to lug laptop & tablet & chromebook any time I drop by for a visit. thinking I might install Sabayon on her system next week too, why not, bet she'd be fine with it as long as her favorite solitaire program runs under wine
Guess some motherboards, quad core cpus and such just refuse to die, as long as fans and other moving parts are replaced once in a while
Add cheap case and another PC is ready to go.....mostly.
Tried the recipe on fresh install, moved from onboard amd 785g chipset graphics to a cheap 54xx series ati card (performance not the issue, just need to drive an HD resolution monitor, and the open source driver on the 785 chipset would cause kwin to freeze when coming out of sleep mode, this new card was a random 1Gbyte 54x0 model for $10-15 after rebate or something. dirt cheap). Result: 100% running desktop with fglrx drivers (ati-drivers) doing the work on an ati board.
The Recipe still works fine, thanks to many folks who helped search various issues and such. Hope it is still helpful to everyone out there. Now if only I could snag a nice nvidia titan (need 2x dual dvi links for 2x IPS monitors for my desktop at home) on the cheap, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Once the amd R290's with less noisy cooling solutions come along, those certainly might be tempting too