Hallo... Sorry for the delay... Busy busy busy.. ( Liar )
Ok, no, no dual boot, purely linux only. I am in a lucky position to have one Laptop for each O/S.
The thing is simple.
I have enjoyed Sabayopn for some years now, purely because its been solid for me... This has had the bad side effect of not getting me to learn how to use it fully.
In the same breath however, I am recovering from a massive near fatal accident and my head is every bit as ruined as my body and I am getting very confused very easily.
I have Sabayon running 100% perfectly fine on a Desktop PC upstairs ( AMD 8320 / Gigabyte 990 Mobo / 16GB ) and this was a v10 Mate install, that has now evolved into a KDE install and is currently 13.08 equivalent and thats all been done through the Rigo installer, by my daughter no less. So, thats solid.
Similarly, I have a Samsung R60 Laptop here, thats been a solid little workhorse considering I had it originally as a stolen laptop that was smashed up and thrown into a river, and with a new keyboard, screen, battery, HD and DVD obtained over time on ebay, its never let me down ( apart from it sometimes does not start up after a restart ) and thats also running Sabayon perfectl;y fine. Its sluggish on KDE and so thats a Mate install too.
The issue I have, is irritatingly with Both my HP Laptops. One is a 2.93Ghz Core2Duo and the other an i7 and while the Core2 Laptop has Intel Graphics, the i7 has AMD/ATI 6570 Graphics and is a capable gamer and thats the one I really want Linux on.
What happened, is that its been fine for the last few months and then all of a sudden, it failed to start up through what looked like an X issue. buth with one on ATI and the other on Intel Video, thats not likely to be so. After a quick peek, I found 13.08 was out and so I tried that, but that failed to even install?
For a kick, I went back to v5.5 and again, thats was great until it did some updates? I am now sure what updates because I only tried to install Firefox, but alas for some reason, there was something like 340 or so other files that needed to come with it?
Anyway, I thought sod it, I will chuck mint onto it for a bit... I also like Mint too, but again, Mint also does the same, so itrs clearly NOT a Sabayon issue, but maybe its deeper under the hood?
The i7 has currently got Windows 8 on it only to give it a break from Linux and I am working on the Core2 again. I put Fedora on and for some strange reasons, I am not a fedora fan, I failed completely to install codecs to allow me to play MP3 and some videos, although I think that did manage to get theat fully updated, and it did not fail on me, but with an inability to install Steam, Music or Video support, or indeed even UnReal Tournament failed to install, I found Fedora to be a waste of my time.
I am now working on Debian 7 and I am a smidge iffy on that too, but at least Im getting further than I did with fedora.
I am under the impression that I should try to use the CLI to install Sabayon stuff.
But this is where I am lost entirely?
Emerge? Ok, but what?
Im only just getting to know apt-get and now I see this emerge?
Ok, lets just say I give it a fresh install, on 13.04 ( the latest that DOES work until I update )
Now, how do I update the repositories from the CLI ?
Now, how do I get the thing to install them, without using Rigo?
As a smaller test, how can I install ONLY Mozilla Firefox?
Could you help me on that?
You know you have too much PCs when you end up Building your 3 kids a PC each, and use up bits that just happen to be "Lying about doing nothing", and the slowest one you know up, is still an I7 with 16GB and SSDs to boot from!