perhaps this is the last time I fall into this kind of trouble.
I'm a developer and I work on sabayon in a virtual box machine.
I was an happy sabayon user. I was an happy sabayon evangelist....
I want to be it again.
Please do correct me if I'm wrong...
1) This is rolling distro. Fine.
2) This implies I'm forced to keep updated my envioronment. Fine.
2.bis) if I forget to update for (for example) a couple of weeks, I will not be able to equo install something because equo install will require (most of the times) an equo upgrade first. Fine.
Facts (my cases)
1) system sanity is VERY unpredictable after some weeks sinse last upgrade. (see assumption n.2)
2) system sanity is unpredictable after any equo upgrade too.
3) you may spend whole days to solve "after upgrade issues"
4) perhaps "rolling" stands for something "rolling down the deep"?
here we are the today trouble.
"After upgrade" sabayon boots and prompts me a beautiful black screen (white solid dash in upper-left corner). No input accepted nor able to change console (no alt-fn# works).
Luckily I'm able to access via ssh. So I attempted to restart xdm, gdm, upgrade kernel, reinstall virtualbox-guest-additions, check xorg.conf, change the eselect sysvinit to systemd (baad idea: nothings boots anymore). Nothing.
GDM: it is started but there is no X server among running processes. And "starting gdm" is the last thing sabayon shows on boot before the black screen.
Trying to "startx", the output is:
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Loading extension GLX
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
Googling for this takes me to a (partial?) solution: to disable glx module in xorg.conf.
It seems that the new xorg version have issues with virtual environments.
So I added these lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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System now starts as usual (or, at least, it seems so).
Happy to contribute.
Unhappy to have to fix things after a (trivial) upgrade.