BETA TESTERS WANTED

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Postby wolfden » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:45

davbeck wrote:I would love to help the Sabayon cause.

How do I sign up???


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Postby WarraWarra » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:12

I did not even know this post is here if it was not for the new forum changes and I wanted to get SL art to mod for a new Icon / avatar ?
I have lots of time and patience but request 1 thing plz O plz add i8k.o or actual working module for i8k to 3.4 if possible.

No i8k module = no working nvidia 7800gtx fan on Dell E1705 laptop = have to virtualize SL on pclinux. Dellfand locks up after a while and only for left cpu fan.
Only works to force load in pclinux then both fans + gkrellm works.

Shout if I can help.
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Postby Gil » Wed Jul 18, 2007 0:47

Hey!

Though I haven't posted much on this board, I've been following Sabayon since early RR days, but have been intensively running it since Sabayon 3.1...I'm a Computer Engineer student so I have my fair share of knowledge though not much experience in this beta testing situations.

I may not be the best there is, not close at that, but I think I can help the team by testing this interesting OS :)

Sign me up!
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Postby FuzZy2006 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 18:36

just another sabayon enthusiast. i've been running sabayon for almost 9 months and before 4 months with ubuntu. i don't know if i fit in the position of a beta tester ... all i have is patience and a lot of spare time. just trying :D
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Postby Darksurf » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:48

Hello, I'm totally interested in becoming a beta tester!! I can't believe it! I never saw this page until today!! Maybe this page should be posted in a more eye catching area or even posted in the news.

By active do you mean I need to know programming?? Can U be more specific in what the qualifications are? I'd love nothing more than to help Sabayon any way I can, but Unfortunately, I don't know programming yet. I can report bugs, give logs, and say when something isn't working and what my opinion is on what it could be. I'm am sorry if this seems a little late. I didn't even know this sticky post existed until now. I know I'm not of much help but my specs and hardware could be useful to test on.

HP Livestrong Notebook L2000 Special edition series
AMD Turion64 2.2ghz
1 gig RAM
100gig HD
DVD-+RW DL (lightscribe capable)
IOGear USB bluetooth adapter (model # GBU221WM)
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE) [128mb vram]
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
05:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
05:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
05:09.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
05:09.4 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller

NO Windows partition (not even a recovery) I deleted all this and the only partitions I have on my HD are

swap
XFS /

So I'm sorry that I cannot test NTFS writing capabilities or anything of that sort.
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Postby Toudix » Sun Jul 22, 2007 21:56

Hi ! I was just reading the forum subjects when I saw this one.
By the way it's already to late to beta-test the incoming 3.4 release, but I guess beta-testers are always needed. I don't have experience in beta-testing Linux Distribution releases, but I used to beta-test lots of games before, reporting bugs, trying to know where exactly is the problem, and try to give some ideas to solve it. Now that I don't test games anymore, I have time to spend to do... something.

I've discovered SL and I LOVE IT ! (I also use Gentoo & Ubuntu) I wonder if I could help in (future) best-tests.
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Postby wolfden » Sun Jul 22, 2007 22:15

what is your level of knowledge with Linux/Sabayon Linux tho?
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Postby Toudix » Sun Jul 22, 2007 22:24

I don't really know what to answer to that kind of questions...
I'm using Linux for about one year, beginning with Ubuntu & Fedora, and Gentoo 6 months from now approximatively.
I can't say that my skills are "very good" (maybe just "experimented") but, being used to search solutions to my problems by myself, adapting answers found on forums, bugzilla etc... made me discovered and learn many things, and that helps me everyday.

(Sorry if I don't speak english very well, French is my native language !)
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Postby teo » Fri Aug 03, 2007 14:24

wolfden wrote:what is your level of knowledge with Linux/Sabayon Linux tho?

Sign me up please! I've been using SL for about a year and other distros before that. I've contributed a little on the bugzilla, lxnay should know more or less how good or bad my SL knowledge is.
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Postby pxc » Fri Aug 03, 2007 19:18

Please sign me up! I'm not sure how much time I have at the moment, but once school starts (and this job ends) I'll probably have plenty of time.

A little background:

I started using Linux when I inherited a laptop with broken power management features (BIOS issue) that Windows phailed on. From my first experiences with Linux, I got used to working with (and around) a broken system. I have a few years of experience with Linux, I've been with Sabayon 3.0RC2, and I've gotten some straight Gentoo experience over the last few months.

I also have some minimal (but solid, I think) experience with programming/debugging and technical documentation (in Java).

I love the passion Fabio (and the other devs!) have for the Sabayon project, and I appreciate the strong Gentoo foundation (not to be confused with the Gentoo Foundation!), but I have a few minor technical complaints about it. Naturally, then, I've been interested in becoming a developer for a while now, but I don't think I have the experience or knowledge to contribute what I really want to with the project. I think that working as a beta tester would be a great way to familiarize myself with Sabayon, and after a year or more, I would absolutely love to jump onboard as a full developer if you're willing to give me a chance.

Thank you very much!

--Patrick C.
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