Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by Shicy » Fri Oct 09, 2009 0:47

i'll try it, but i'm delighted with 4.2 KDE..hope that 5.0 can be only better ;)

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by pepe999 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 21:58

SL 5 looked like a great distro but I had to boot up liveDVD only in safe mode, any other choice ended by black screen. There were also problems with Thunderbird and some other issues. Finally I reformatted my hdd and went back on SL 4.2. I could try SL 5 32 bit so I hope it will be better. I would say that my problem is a conflict between nvidia-drivers and the new kernel 2.6.31. I've never had any problems with my nvidia graphics until now..

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by ashley194 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 22:58

Hi all,

After coming back from Egypt (summer vacation), I had a really great surprise - SL 5 (KDE) :-D

It all installed beautifully & am now the very proud owner of the best distro' out there!

Kudos & many thanks for another great release :-)

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by pepe999 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:54

Hmm, so SL 5 Gnome is not suitable for my laptop, the 32bit version is the same like 64bit. I have to wait till SL 6. It's the same thing like in Ubuntu. Newer distros are worse and worse for me. The best Ubuntu I've had was Gutsy Gibbon(now is Jaunty Jackalope) and the best Sabayon 4.1 Gnome I would say. I appreciate the hard work of everybody who helps to develop SL, but my hardware is not suitable for the latest distribution...:(

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by splippity » Sun Oct 11, 2009 21:25

pepe999 wrote:SL 5 looked like a great distro but I had to boot up liveDVD only in safe mode, any other choice ended by black screen. There were also problems with Thunderbird and some other issues. Finally I reformatted my hdd and went back on SL 4.2. I could try SL 5 32 bit so I hope it will be better. I would say that my problem is a conflict between nvidia-drivers and the new kernel 2.6.31. I've never had any problems with my nvidia graphics until now..
I had same problem
Make sure to run update download installer.
When I did that it installed fine. I ran the installer from safemode as I couldnt get the livedvd to load without having a blank screen,

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by pepe999 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 19:15

splippity wrote:
pepe999 wrote:SL 5 looked like a great distro but I had to boot up liveDVD only in safe mode, any other choice ended by black screen. There were also problems with Thunderbird and some other issues. Finally I reformatted my hdd and went back on SL 4.2. I could try SL 5 32 bit so I hope it will be better. I would say that my problem is a conflict between nvidia-drivers and the new kernel 2.6.31. I've never had any problems with my nvidia graphics until now..
I had same problem
Make sure to run update download installer.
When I did that it installed fine. I ran the installer from safemode as I couldnt get the livedvd to load without having a blank screen,
Hi,
I've already had the system installed but I couldn't get nvidia-settings to work. I had a proper 1280x800 resolution but graphics wasn't good. Because of that I had problems with shutting down, rebooting and also with Thunderbird. I rebooted once and got a message that my X server has wrong settings so I couldn't boot to X and it's quite bad. I'm planning to buy a brand new laptop so I can manage it by keeping SL 4.2 and then try SL 5 on the new machine. I've installed SL 5 to a friend brand new laptop Enigma(http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk) and everything has been all right..:)

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by vanden9 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 20:25

Hi I have installed Gnome but I also wish to have KDE how does one go about installing KDE on a gnome desktop. Thank you.

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by wolfden » Tue Oct 20, 2009 0:59

vanden9 wrote:Hi I have installed Gnome but I also wish to have KDE how does one go about installing KDE on a gnome desktop. Thank you.
Please see
http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... t_to_do.3F
and
http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php?title=Entropy

the package manager is vital to learn

also, this is not a support thread, so please open a new topic in the correct forum for further assistance

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by Theta » Tue Oct 20, 2009 23:02

Hey guys, running Sabayon 5.o (GNOME), and just wanted to stop by and thank you guys for an awesome distro. *hats off*

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Re: Sabayon Linux 5.0 GNOME and KDE: Stable release

Post by iamkrazee » Fri Oct 23, 2009 0:47

Amazing distro.. just like usual.

Although one serious issue, bluetooth is missing. You know, when the amount of packages included is so high, it'd be best to include this tiny stuff, cause where I live, internet is either weak or non-existent. So people prefer Sabayon to the likes of ubuntu and suse because they require repo-sync n downloads n all. I'd really be hoping to see kdebluetooth included in your 5.1... :)

-alok

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