Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby bazu » Fri Mar 26, 2010 18:28

I`m using 2.6.33 and everything was automatic (with sulfur)... so and my point is check for updates... :) Maybe you have 2.6.33 but is not put in grub, like me. I add the 2.6.33 in grub menu manualy and everything it`s ok. Sorry for the english :)
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Mar 26, 2010 19:25

My thanks to all the SL development team for another outstanding release.

I rolled/upgraded using Entropy last week from the SL 5.1-r1 installation on my new nettop and it works beautifully (apart from LIRC :twisted: ).

I missed the hen's foot logo initially, but have to say that Thev00d00's latest artwork is beautiful too. Very tasteful as usual.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby totedati » Fri Mar 26, 2010 23:14

yayyyy ... happy news, just in time to test if is hardware compatible on my new hp pavilion dv2-1030us notebook ...

until now i have issues with sound and integrated webcam ... maybe is more hopes for a working hibernate/suspend to ram machinery ... time to test this new release ...
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby TuxPirate » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:43

Great job as usual!

Sabayon is the best distro I've ever had the pleasure of using!

And the artwork is phenomenal, very professional... I dig it!

Keep up the great work!
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby Radtoo » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:03

Very, very nice release.

I briefly tried the x86_64/KDE release, and the only issues I could spot are:

  • The nvidia driver shipped is broken against Intel VT-D (disable in BIOS as workaround) and this results in black screen / freeze on xorg startup. Obviously that's not your fault, it is just a generic problem with that driver.
  • Neither acpid nor devicekit-power aka upower seems to be running by default (I think that equals in fans not running on some laptop / desktop models - unless of course I missed some piece of software that IS running?)
  • xorg-server is at version 1.6.5. You wrote xorg 7.5 into the release notes, which would be using xorg-server 1.7.0 according to freedesktop.org. I can guess why not the latest xorg-server has been used (presumably because of ATI not updating their drivers), but even if the decision to go with 1.6.5 is right, the announcement is wrong.

Either way, awesome job. Fast boot time, nice theme, and it -of course- still works on all that hardware of mine.
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby dunsurfin » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:56

svantoviit wrote:a rolling release... nice... but why I still run kernel 2.6.31?
do I have to upgrade it manually?

Have a look at lxnay's reply on this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20167
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby Zafi » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:57

dunsurfin wrote:
svantoviit wrote:a rolling release... nice... but why I still run kernel 2.6.31?
Have a look at lxnay's reply on this thread:


Is there a way to automatically update all 2.6.31 things like virtualbox modules and such to 2.6.33 versions without to much of work? When I did a command from that topic to check my list of modules I was killed by a wall of text and updating this manually would be a ... hassle :E
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby svantoviit » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:30

dunsurfin wrote: Have a look at lxnay's reply on this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20167


Thanks, a lot of stuff to upgrade...
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby obnascar » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:54

No mention anywhere of Grub2 ???
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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.2 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sat Mar 27, 2010 13:34

obnascar wrote:No mention anywhere of Grub2 ???


Eh? It mentions it in the Press Release on the first page of this thread:

Updates since Sabayon 5.1-r1:
* New Linux Kernel 2.6.33 with enhanced wireless and power management support
* Switched to GRUB2, improved Mac support
* Improved VirtualBox Input drivers support
* KDE updated to 4.4.1 and now more integrated than ever (featuring new KNetworkManager)!
* Entropy Framework updated to 0.99.38.7, featuring outstanding performance improvements, tons of bugfixes and features (see our Git repos). Working towards 1.0!
* More than 2000 new updated packages available (since Sabayon 5.1)
* Greatly improved boot time
* Improved Pulseaudio/ALSA support
* Reduced ISO images footprint by 100Mb
* Improved NVIDIA legacy drivers support
* Improved XBMC, Media Center installation profile support and reliability
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