Help. I am a new refugee from Ubuntu/Mint. I am not an advanced user as Ubuntu keeps things fairly point and click (though people still give you attitude if you don't understand how to dial in their CLI based instructions).
I am really interested in the concept of Portage and am interested in learning Sabayon, which seems a bit more polished than Gentoo for an end user experience. I think its great that its easier to install from source. Does it also resolve dependencies when you install from source code?
Anyway, I was trying to get my Nvidia drivers to work. I ubuntu there is a menu option for "hardware drivers", you click on it, choose the version you want, and it installs with a reboot. I tried installing the Nvidia drivers from the Entropy Store, since that is often the first step in debian based editions. I installed two versions, the Sabayon as well as the Fusion versions, both in 3.0 kernel.
Since I have rebooted Entropy not only refuses to launch, but the 'System' portion of my Gnome menu appears to have vanished. Out of the 3, there is now only "Applications" and "Places", and the third has vanished.
The system is working though cube effect in compiz isnt working though it says its enabled in Compiz settings. I must not have the 3d driver or compositing enabled, and I would like to do that as well.
Can this installation be salvaged or do I have to do a reinstall? Id like to stick with this distro long enough to learn Portage, but it depends on how easy it is to trouble shoot.