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Postby romje » Wed Jan 23, 2013 17:00

Hi all,
I am very new to sabayon (first day) and this is my first installation ,but I am an old Debian user 9since more than 10 years).
I installed Sabayon X AMD 64 on my Lenovo w530 (laptop very powerful) . I succeeded in dropping problems between X server and gdm while installing the lightdm and/or lxdm display managers.
I can log in an Xsession but display is quite useless because I am facing a weird problem with encoding ..I see just white boxes and kanjese characters instead of plain words like shutdown options or any other text.
I changed the locales generated using locale gen dropping everything but the fr-FR and en_US UTF8 encodings.
I don' t know the distro enough to see any solution? Someone may be ?
I can't see any clue in the lxdm or lightdm config files (I 've tested with both products but now I am using lxdm because its config seems simpler than lightdm). I had the same incompatibility problem between gdm3 and X server nvidia module on my Debian Wheezy, switching to lightdm solved the problem.

An extra question: where should I put some extra GRUB command options ? I need to specify nox2apic boot option to avoid to see X server freezing....

Thanks a lot ..
I am really impressed by the sabayon distro ...

Kind regards
jerome
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Re: Newbie first install - strange problems with display man

Postby Sonnersen » Wed Jan 23, 2013 17:29

I had the same problem maybe, today, after a fresh install and upgrade;
I fixed following this:
export LANG="en_EN.UTF-8" && env-update
equo install x11-libs/pango x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf x11-libs/gtk+:2 x11-libs/gtk+:3

reboot
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Re: Newbie first install - strange problems with display man

Postby romje » Wed Jan 23, 2013 17:32

Thanks a lot..
I ''ll have a try now ...
kind regards
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Re: Newbie first install - strange problems with display man

Postby linuxfluesterer » Wed Jan 23, 2013 17:46

Welcome to Sabayon, Jerome.
romje wrote:An extra question: where should I put some extra GRUB command options ? I need to specify nox2apic boot option to avoid to see X server freezing....

Pls take a look into /etc/default/grub (config file) and for more at /etc/default/grub.d (directory).
Anyway, after changing any of his, you need to run:
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grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

After reboot, changes will effect. But be careful, make a backup of the files, you change. In emergency case you can recover with your live dvd.

Good luck,

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Re: Newbie first install - strange problems with display man

Postby romje » Wed Jan 23, 2013 22:42

I'd to thank you both guys for your help...
Ok for the grub2-mkconfig it 's the same than update-grub for Debian..nice to know
The solution purposed for my problem works nice ...
I 've just saw a small problems with skeletton files , all users created before having a functional display manager are unable to log in a Gnome session but it works if I recreate the accounts..so no problem
I'll edit the original to tag it as Solved thanks again for your help...

I already love this distro -) Already addicted..

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