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Sabayon Linux es una distribución preconfigurada con los principios de Rendimiento, Versatilidad, y Estabilidad, basada sobre el código fuente de la distribución llamada Gentoo Linux, una distribución que es particularmente personalizable. Si usted tiene otras preguntas acerca de Gentoo y su filosofía, Le pido visite su página oficial:  http://gentoo.org. <br/><br/>
 
Sabayon Linux es una distribución preconfigurada con los principios de Rendimiento, Versatilidad, y Estabilidad, basada sobre el código fuente de la distribución llamada Gentoo Linux, una distribución que es particularmente personalizable. Si usted tiene otras preguntas acerca de Gentoo y su filosofía, Le pido visite su página oficial:  http://gentoo.org. <br/><br/>
 
En particular, Sabayon emana sustancialmente de la rama testing de Gentoo, una de las distribuciones Linux basadas en código fuente más populares, la cual está a la par con la rama inestable de Debian llamada Sid. Aunque se basa en el bleeding edge, usted encontrará que Sabayon es muy estable y quizás más cutting edge que muchas otras. Aunque ambas Sabayon y Gentoo son rolling releases, Sabayon tendrá nuevos lanzamientos. <br /><br />
 
En particular, Sabayon emana sustancialmente de la rama testing de Gentoo, una de las distribuciones Linux basadas en código fuente más populares, la cual está a la par con la rama inestable de Debian llamada Sid. Aunque se basa en el bleeding edge, usted encontrará que Sabayon es muy estable y quizás más cutting edge que muchas otras. Aunque ambas Sabayon y Gentoo son rolling releases, Sabayon tendrá nuevos lanzamientos. <br /><br />
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Como Ubuntu utiliza algunos de los paquetes de Debian, del mismo modo Sabayon recibe sus paquetes de Gentoo. <br/>
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Sabayon, cuando utiliza el administrador de paquetes "Entropy" está basándose en paquetes binarios. Actualmente Sabayon tiene alrededor de 10,000 paquetes en Entropy. Y cuando Sabayon hace uso del administrador de paquetes "Portage", se basa en paquetes de código fuente. El repositorio de Gentoo es bastante grande. <br /><br />
  
 
===¿Qué es una distro basada en fuentes?===
 
===¿Qué es una distro basada en fuentes?===

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FAQs

Preguntas generales sobre Sabayon Linux

¿Qué es Sabayon Linux?

Sabayon Linux es una distribución preconfigurada con los principios de Rendimiento, Versatilidad, y Estabilidad, basada sobre el código fuente de la distribución llamada Gentoo Linux, una distribución que es particularmente personalizable. Si usted tiene otras preguntas acerca de Gentoo y su filosofía, Le pido visite su página oficial: http://gentoo.org.

En particular, Sabayon emana sustancialmente de la rama testing de Gentoo, una de las distribuciones Linux basadas en código fuente más populares, la cual está a la par con la rama inestable de Debian llamada Sid. Aunque se basa en el bleeding edge, usted encontrará que Sabayon es muy estable y quizás más cutting edge que muchas otras. Aunque ambas Sabayon y Gentoo son rolling releases, Sabayon tendrá nuevos lanzamientos.

¿Cómo está mantenida Sabayon Linux?

Como Ubuntu utiliza algunos de los paquetes de Debian, del mismo modo Sabayon recibe sus paquetes de Gentoo.
Sabayon, cuando utiliza el administrador de paquetes "Entropy" está basándose en paquetes binarios. Actualmente Sabayon tiene alrededor de 10,000 paquetes en Entropy. Y cuando Sabayon hace uso del administrador de paquetes "Portage", se basa en paquetes de código fuente. El repositorio de Gentoo es bastante grande.

¿Qué es una distro basada en fuentes?

Una distro basada en fuentes es una distribución que compila sus programas del código fuente. Las distros basadas en fuentes generalmente también vienen con algunos paquetes binarios (pre-compilados) también, para programas más grandes como openoffice-bin.

¿Es 3.4a una versión alpha?

No. 3.4a es una versión final.

¿Qué es 3.4e?

3.4e es una corrección de bugs lanzada en Agosto de 2007. 'e' se entiende por Entropy, dado que 3.4e es el primer lanzamiento basado en el chroot de Entropy.

¿Qué es la edición Pro?

Sabayon Professional Edition es una versión basada en los fuentes estables, principalmente para uso empresarial. No contiene los juegos, aceleración 3d o soporte multimedia del LiveDVD o la Edición Mini.

¿Cómo hago funcionar la cosa del cubo de escritorio?

Entonces tu escritorio 3D está quebrado, pero trabajó bien con el livecd/dvd

Bueno, en teoría lo que ves es lo que obtienes al instalar Sabayon Linux, así que si el escritorio 3D estaba funcionando en el livecd/dvd debería seguirlo haciendo cuando arrancas tu instalación. Bueno, todos sabemos cómo puede fallar una teoría, no funciona para todos. Así que lo que puedes hacer, nos preguntas un millón de veces al día por IRC. Bueno no un millón, pero es una de las preguntas que más se hacen.

Primera cosa que querrás hacer: asegúrate que el md5sum está bien después de descargar tu archivo .iso, no puede ser tan estresante. asegúrate que quemaste el cd con la velocidad más baja posible.

Se te harán estas 2 preguntas todas las veces, así que por favor hazlo para que no gastemos ancho de banda preguntando de nuevo. Puede parecerte inútil checar el md5sum, pero sin saber que inicias con un buen archivo iso no tiene sentido. Podemos gastar semanas arreglando problemas y si tu md5sum estaba mal, vaya que gastamos mucho tiempo y causamos mucha frustración. Con un mal md5sum aún puedes obtener un escritorio funcional y arrancable, pero peudes tener problemas en cualquier otro lugar. Así que mantén en mente, el hecho de que arranque, no significa que el iso esté bien. ¿Te preguntas cómo verificar el md5sum y el disco? Para tu suerte: Cómo verificar el disco y el md5sum ( N del T traducir esto ).

OK, así que estás seguro que el md5sum estaba bien y quemaste el disco a una velocidad lenta y linda con verificación habilitada. Ahora podemos comenzar a ver otras cosas. ¿Tienes el último y correcto controlador de video? Esa será la primer cosa por conocer.

Dueños de tarjetas Nvidia, el siguiente vínculo les ahorrará horas de frustración. Sí, ciertas tarjetas requieren ciertos controladores:: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_nVidia_Dri ... he_drivers Si el masking te tiene preguntándote qué significa, entonces por favor lee más aquí: http://gentoo-wiki.com/Masked

Nuestro wiki también tiene un howto para hacer funcionar las tarjetas ati y nvidia. Usa la información relevante:: http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... in_Sabayon

OK, así que verificaste tu tarjeta de video y tienes el driver adecuado instalado y reiniciaste X. ¿Cómo reiniciar X, te preguntas? Bueno, una simple combinación de ctrl+alt+backspace o abrir konsole o la terminal y escribir su - después tu contraseña de root y luego /etc/init.d/xdm restart --- cualquier método funciona. Si todo lo demás falla, reinicia la computadora.

Estás de regreso en el escritorio. Hora de ejecutar el Administrador de Aceleración (Acceleration Manager), esto se puede hacer de varias maneras. Lo puedes encontrar en el Kmenu, dale clic al ícono de kmenu y está ahí en algún lugar. Personalmente prefieron l aterminal así que explicaré eso.

Abre konsole o terminal
escribe su
escribe la contrseña de root
escribe accel-manager
espera y una linda caja con opciones aparecerá, haz tu selección de acuerdo a las habilidades de tu tarjeta de video, después reinicia X. La mayoría de la gente olvida reiniciar X después de este proceso. Debería estar trabajando, si no tienes el cubo azul del ícono de fusion en tu barra de tareas entonces solo oprime alt+F2 y escribe fusion-icon para iniciar el mundo 3D.

El método de arriba funcionará para la mayoría de la gente, pero encontrarás que tal vez no te funciona a tí. ¿Por qué? No lo sé. Un poco de investigación en el /etc/X11/xorg.conf generalmente puede resolver los pocos problemas restantes. Los siguientes vínculos están llenos de información para AIGLX y XGL, de nuevo, solo usa la información que es relevante. Querrás prestar atención a la configuración de xorg.conf que hay en esas páginas y compararlas con tu xorg.conf para que coincidan. howto AIGLX http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_AIGLX howto XGL http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_XGL

¿Aún tienes problemas? ¡Compra una nueva tarjeta de video!

Si quieres poner tu receta secreta para hacerlo funcionar - por favor hazlo. El mío sencillamente funciona todo el tiempo así que no tengo problemas. Fuente de Información.

¿Cuáles son las contraseñas en el livecd/dvd?

Cuenta root = root
Cuenta sabayonuser = sabayonuser

Problemas arrancando el LiveCD, el proceso se detiene despues del mensaje "preparing the live CD environment".

Presiona alt-f1 para entrar en modo verbose (es decir que de la mayor cantidad de salida posible), esto ayudara a tener mejor informacion acerca de que es lo que esta pasando exactamente y donde se esta deteniendo el proceso. Otra cosa que se puede hacer modificar las opciones de grub, esto se hace presionando f1, f2, f3 o f4, esto mostrara las opciones que se pueden habilitar o desabilitar. En las versiones mas nuevas de Sabayon existen opciones con valores predeterminados que pueden ayudar en este proceso

Aqui se puede encontrar mas informacion al respecto

Instalacion

¿Cuales son los requisistos minimos de sistema?

Todos los requerimientos, tanto para video acelerado y no acelerado estan listados aqui.

Cuando X inicia no puedo ver nada, parece como si la resolucion es muy alta para mi monitor

Para cambiar la resolucion sin reiniciar las X, presiona "ctrl alt +" o "ctrl alt -" estas combinaciones de teclas cambian la configuracion de resolucion entree las resoluciones definidas en xorg.conf. Otra forma es editar el archivo /etc/X11/xorg.conf desde una terminal (se puede accesar a una terminal por medio cd "ctrl alt f1, ctrl alt f2 ... ctrl alt f6) pero este metodo es poco recomendado a menos de que se sepa que es lo que se esta haciendo.

¿Existe algun repositorio que contenga paquetes binarios actualizados? ¿Puedo usarlo para evitar compilar todo?

En realidad no, pero existen razones para hacer las cosas de la forma que Sabayon las hace (Mas informacion aqui). Existen ciertos paquetes que se distribuyen de forma binaria estos pueden ser buscados usando equo o usando spritz.

Multimedia

¿Sabayon funcionara en mi Laptop?

Si, mientras cumpla con los requisitos de hardware. Mas informacion aqui

Juegos

Para ms informacion por favor visite la seccion de juegos en el foro Juegos (en ingles)

XGL/AIGLX

¿Existe alguna forma de saber si mi tarjeta grafica soporta XGL?

Gentoo wiki tiene una lista bastante completa de tarjetas que soportan XGL. [1]

¿ y, en el caso de AIGLX ?

El wiki de Gentoo tiene tambien informacion acerca de las tarjetas que soportan AIGLX [2]

Acerca de los drivers oficiales de ATI

Para algunas tarjetas ATI, AIGLX puede ser activado con el driver "radeon" el cual tiene DRI habilitado. el exito depende de la tarjeta y del soporte de DRI que contenga el driver; si al ejecutar el comando glxinfo | grep direct dice "direct rendering: Yes" cuando se esta usando el driver de radeon, entonces significa que se puede usar este driver en lugar del driver fglrx, en este momento AIGLX no esta muy bien soportado por los drivers oficiales de ATI mas que para unas pocas tarjetas.

Wolfden's Most Seen Asked Questions

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What is Sabayon Linux

Sabayon Linux is based on the source-based distro named Gentoo - http://gentoo.org. Gentoo is a highly customizable distro which we have used as our base and using their excellent development techniques, we have created a pre-configured distribution with the tenets of Performance, Versatility, and Stability. If you have any more question about what Gentoo is and its philosophy, please visit their website. This guide is just a basic guide to get you on the correct paths.

Main Differences from Gentoo?

  • Overlay: We have our own overlay for ebuilds along with portage of course. Ebuilds are files that contain instructions that tell the package manager how to install the source code package.
  • Performance: We have modified make.conf to ensure that our distribution runs at the highest speed possible on newer computer hardware and fast on semi-older hardware. As such, our distribution is not meant to be run on Pentium Pros, although it is entirely conceivable.
  • Versatility: Again, we have modified make.conf to give nice wide range of features for all computers. We have also compiled the kernel to run well against most of the architectures out there while still leaving plenty of room for performance and, as always, the ability to change anything at your desire.
  • Entropy: We have a binary package manager that can be used as a stand alone package manager. It also works with portage so you can use emerge and entropy together. A binary is a prepackaged file already built that you use for installing instead of having to compile the source file.

Why is there two versions, a Standard and Professional?

We have two versions to suit our user base. Some want the "bleeding edge", which is the Standard Edition. It has all the bells and whistles you dream of. It's built on the unstable branch aka testing branch. Professional Edition is designed for the business users and built on the stable branch. It lacks the latest and greatest, hence the word stable branch. It doesn't come with 3D Cube or games and even lesser packages than the Standard Edition. You can install the games, 3d Cube and other packages on the Professional Edition yourself. Read more on mixing branches.

What are the requirements to run Sabayon Linux?

  • i686 Processor (starting from AMD K6 and Intel Pentium II)
  • at least 256Mb of RAM (512 suggested)
  • an OpenGL capable 3D graphics card (mostly NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, VIA)
  • a DDC capable Monitor
  • mouse and keyboard
  • Internet connection (not mandatory but highly suggested)
  • 12GB of free space, that is bare minimum, 5GB for the mini edition - Note - those space requirements won't leave you much to do anything. If you're going to install, I would recommend 40GB for DVD and 15GB for the mini.

Package Manager Questions

I just installed it, what do I do first?

This question has always amazed me. Who says there is anything to do? How about just using the operating system and getting familiar with it? Take some time and read the documentation. If you insist on having to do something then emerge --sync && layman -S to update your package list.

How do I update/install packages?

This is a general question and can be answered several ways. One way is by using emerge and portage. This is done via command line interface aka CLI. To install you will need to have root power so you will need to:

  • Open konsole or terminal
  • Type su to switch to root
  • Enter your password and hit enter, you will not see any actual typing as you enter your password
  • Run the command emerge --sync && layman -S First time you run this, it will take some time, have some patience, it will be quicker next time. All this does is syncs your package list for portage and layman. You will see all sort of crazy text fly by, that is perfectly normal. Remember to always sync before you install or upgrade any package.
  • Lets say we want to update/install amarok once our emerge --sync && layman -S is done
  • Simply enter emerge amarok then let it go and once you see the Success message you know it is upgraded/installed.
  • HOWTO Use Portage Correctly
  • HOWTO Maintain Gentoo - "Best Practices"
  • Handy Quick Reference of using emerge commands
  • Sabayon Wiki Portage Guide

Emerging is by no means a fast process. Remember your goal is setup your config files and recompile the system to your hardware and useage. Get to know your USE Flags as they are very important. USE Flags are a keyword that embodies support and dependency-information for a certain concept. If you are new, get to know the operating system first before attempting a recompile. You can not blindly reconfigure and recompile. You will easily catch on to this if you read the documentation.

What About a GUI For Managing Packages?

There are GUI package manager available, but they are no substitute for the command line emerge.

  • Portato is Sabayon's default package manager as it is the most actively developed. Of all the package managers out there, this is the one I recommend. Home Page
  • Kuroo is another package manager with limited development. They do have a Portage Viewer only program called Kuroolito. You can use it to browse through portage then emerge your packages.
  • Porthole hasn't had much done to it over the past couple years, but there is rumor that it could get an update.
  • HiMerge has a very high degree of difficulty for installation. I have no experience with this program, but hear nothing but complaints on how hard it is to install.

Personally if you have to rely on a GUI, then try to just use it as a browser to portage, but still use the command line to install your packages. You will save yourself a lot of headaches. Search and gather your information needed with the GUI then open up konsole or terminal and install.

How do I install several packages?

# emerge foo foo foo foo foo

It will install each package one after another. Replace foo with actual package names.

How do I search for a package?

# emerge -s foo

Using EIX

For searches I highly recommend using eix. It's the best tool you can have at your hands for searching. It is a command line tool, but it is very powerful and will tell you lots of information.

#emerge eix && update-eix
$ eix foo

Example output of eix gedit:

[I] app-editors/gedit
    Available versions:  2.18.2-r1 2.20.3 (~)2.20.4 {acl debug doc python spell xattr}
    Installed versions:  2.20.4(07:05:31 AM 12/29/2007)(python -debug -doc -spell -xattr)
    Homepage:            http://www.gnome.org/
    Description:         A text editor for the GNOME desktop

It has abilities to search portage and all overlays. Simple edit the /etc/eix-sync.conf file and just add * to it

# echo "*" >> /etc/eix-sync.conf

Then do

# update-eix-remote update

Now when you search it will tell where and what overlay a package is in if it is not in portage. This will widen your abilities to find packages as overlays have a lot of ebuilds too.

Can I emerge 2 packages at same time?

Yes you can, but it can and will bog your system down. It's not really recommended.

How do I update everything at once?

If you are new to this operating system and have no understanding of portage, I do not recommend this till you get to know how this operating system works. This is one of the fastest ways to destroy your system. This distro is not like the other distros that have the big easy button update. We do not have update notifications like other distros. For your information tho, world update is what Gentoo calls updating your entire system. It looks at your world file and compares it to portage and then proceeds to update all packages. Following is how:

You've been warned, when you come yellin cause you're system won't boot, don't expect sympathy.

How do I uninstall a package?

# emerge -C foo

Note - this will not remove the dependencies. You will need to run depclean for that. I stress very very strong caution with depclean as it means what it says.

How do I find out which packages depend on a certain package?

# equery depends foo

It will tell you all files depending on that package. See using gentoolkit for more information and commands.

I keep getting !!! ARCH is not set... Are you missing the 'etc/make.profile' symlink?

In konsole su to root and:

  • Run the following command: eselect profile list
  • Look for something like: default-linux/x86/2007.0/desktop and note the number in front of it
  • Then do: eselect profile set # <--replace the # with the number. In my case it would be eselect profile set 6

Now you should be good to go again.

Do I have to download the cd/dvd every time to upgrade?

If you are not familiar with portage then the best route is to wait till the next release is available. You can upgrade through portage and layman only if you know what you are doing. The installer has several options for you. Always backup your files before doing anything. My personal opinion, backup, fresh install, restore backup. Equo is going to make this easier in the future. You will be able to take the mini and upgrade to a full dvd version also. More information will come on this. If you are familiar with the system then you can keep up to date via portage and layman.

What is Entropy or Equo?

The binary system of Sabayon Linux. You will use the client called equo to access the entropy system to install binary packages. This is still in beta stages as of 3.5 Loop1. We don't have a lot of documentation on it yet as it's still being developed.

  • Use equo --help for finding out the list of commands
  • Example of installing a package equo install foo of course you will want to make sure your database is installed and updated first. equo database generate or equo update if you already had equo installed.
  • To search for package equo search foo
  • To remove a package equo remove foo
  • Spritz will be the GUI for Entropy, but is still in major development.

A binary is a prepackaged file already built that you use for installing instead of having to compile the source file. Equo and Spritz will handle these files.

How do I make sure my system is secure?

It's pretty easy to keep your system secure.

  • Open up konsole or terminal and su to root
  • Run the command glsa-check -t all to check your system
  • Then to fix run glsa-check -f $(glsa-check -t all)

How do I handle blocked packages?

You are gonna run into packages blocking other packages. This can happen for several reasons, ie a package has been dropped from portage as it no longer exists. In most cases you will simply remove the package that is blocking the new package. You will want to do some researching on this first. Don't take portage for granted and blindly do as it says without checking out what or why.

How to handle masked packages?

A package is complaining that it is masked and can not install. This is one of those times you want to check why it is masked. A masked package is usually masked to prevent you from busting things. There is several ways a package can be masked. You can still install masked packages, but make sure you find out why they are masked.

How do I update the config files?

As you install stuff, some packages are gonna bring in config files. These config files are important as they may have new settings for that package that need to be implemented. I stress that these config files are very very critical to pay attention to. You can change the entire outcome of your computer if you are not careful. Get to know your config files. There is several ways to handle these files, etc-update and dispatch-conf are probably the most popular ways of handling them. A gui for this, etc-proposals. Please handle these files with care. You can't know these files enough.

Where do I start to configure my system?

This is where the true power and fun is. The make.conf is your heart and soul of your operating sytem. Learn it, edit it and build a lean mean machine. Sabayon Linux ships with a generic make.conf that tries to support every thing under the sun. You don't need all that stuff and by configuring, you will have lesser issues with portage and conflicts.

3D Desktop/Compiz Questions

The cube was working on livecd but doesn't on install, now what?

There is several ways to do this. When you're on the login screen, click the Sessions box and select Acceleration Manager. Another way is to look for Acceleration Manager in the Kmenu. Another method is to open konsole and su to root and run the command accel-manager. Whatever method you use will bring up a box for you to make your selection. After you make your selection you need to restart X so it can take effect. To restart X you can simply ctrl alt backspace or issues the command /etc/init.d/xdm restart. Upon login back in, you should now have wobbly windows and a cube.

I did all that and it still don't work, now what?

Well, now it's getting difficult as we need to check more things. You will need the assistance of the forum or irc to help. I recommend to try and find the source of your problem first. When logged in, open a konsole and type in fusion-icon and see what the error is in konsole. You will need that error message to post with your help request. Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your video card also.

How do I update Compiz-Fusion to latest Dev. Version?

We have a guide on the forum that is maintained to keep up with the changes in the Compiz-Fusion development.

How do I know if my card will work with Compiz-Fusion?

We have a card list that the community has reported on if their card works or not. It's not a complete list, but a good list to reference.

Where can I get more help on Compiz-Fusion?

I would suggest their support forum.

How do I install KDE 4.0.0 with Equo?

Follow this Install Guide

Networking Questions

How do I find out what network card I have?

as root run in konsole or terminal lspci that will list hardware, look for your Ethernet controller

How do I setup my network?

Well hopefully the livecd/dvd recognizes your network and NetworkManager sets your network up for you. If it doesn't, try running the command as root, simply su and run net-setup. You're going to want to consult the Gentoo Networking section.

I can ping my router but can't access the internet?

You're having DNS issues. You need to edit the file /etc/resolv.conf and enter the correct DNS, then restart your network. If you don't know what to use for DNS, use 4.2.2.2

Sound Questions

I have no sound, what do I do?

  • Let's see if you computer detects your sound card so su to root and run alsaconf - hopefully your card shows up and all you have to do is select and go.
  • After running that you can use alsamixer or kmix to adjust your sound.
  • If you have HDA-Intel Card, Please see this Howto

How can I determine what card I have?

as root run the command lspci | grep -i audio

How do I install the alsa-driver instead of having it in the kernel?

Sabayon Linux comes with alsa built into the kernel. You can't install the alsa-drivers while alsa is built into the kernel. You have to remove alsa from the kernel before you install the alsa-driver package. So su to root:

  • cd /usr/src/linux
  • make menuconfig
  • Now deselect ALSA and exit the menu
  • Run: make && make modules_install
  • Run: cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel_name <--replace kernel_name with the actual name of kernel
  • Reboot
  • emerge alsa-driver when back to desktop
  • More info: Gentoo ALSA Guide.

Why do I have to run alsaconf every time I reboot?

This usually happens if you have more than one sound card in your machine. Many people have an onboard sound card and then stick in a better sound card. Disable your onboard sound card via your bios and when you run alsaconf again, it will restore your sound each time you reboot.

Video Questions

My nvidia card is a legacy card, what driver do I need?

You will need to compare you card with the information below to find out which driver is best for your card

I need help with my ati card?

I don't have ati so I can't supply much help here, but I can point ya to:

How do I setup AIGLX with my ATI?

How do I setup Dual Monitors?

Personally I use twin view and it works great with Compiz-Fusion also. Check out the gentoo wiki Howto Dual Monitors

Video Worked on Livecd/dvd, but not once install, options?

If your video was fine on the livecd/dvd I would boot the livecd/dvd up and copy the xorg.conf from it to your hard drive install. There is several ways to do this.

  • Option 1 - Boot up and browse to /etc/X11/ and copy the file xorg.conf to your installed version. You should be able to access your installed version thru /media so it maybe something like /media/mydrive/etc/X11/ Reboot the computer and you should have what you had on the livecd/dvd. Always backup your files, before overwriting.
  • Option 2 - Boot up and browse to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and use something like http://www.pastebin.ca to paste your xorg.conf file there. Note the URL so when you reboot to your installed version you can access it. Than just rename your existing xorg.conf and make a new one with the one you pasted.
  • If you still don't have any luck, we may need to look at your drivers. Try reinstalling your video drivers, but before just reinstalling, make sure you are getting the latest drivers. Nvidia users, make sure you are using the proper drivers for your card. See question number 1 under Video Questions

Mini Edition Questions

I installed mini edition and keep getting Unable to calculate Linux Kernel version

The mini edition doesn't ship with the sources. You need to add the sources. As of right now the mini edition kernel is no longer, so you need to upgrade the kernel:

Follow this Guide

How do I know what Version of Sabayon I have?

run the command cat /etc/sabayon-release

I can't get the livecd/dvd to boot, help?

Make sure you md5sum is good and you burnt the iso image as slow as possible with burn verify. This is vital and you will be asked every time if you have done this, so do it.

  • Use the cheat codes -- Use the F5 key when the livecd/dvd menu and enter your code(s) into the box that appears
  • If you're still having problems, post on the forum your hardware and what cheat codes you tried. Maybe someone else has or had same issue and found a way to boot it.

Does the mini have 3D Desktop?

Yes, the mini contains the eye candy like the DVD. It just doesn't have as many regular packages or the sources.

Should I get the 32 bit or the 64 bit?

This is a never ending debatable question. For new users, 32 bit is easier to operate as 64 bit is a bit more fussier. Everything should work in 64 bit as the 32 bit version. Keep in mind that you are still using mostly 32 bit applications. The average desktop user is not going to see benefits over the 32 bit. I suggest to people to try both out and see for themselves. In my experience I see most new people picking the 32 bit version. You can certainly Google for more information on this debate.

Can I install without having to burn the iso to CD or DVD?

Yes, you can install if you don't have a cd or dvd burner.

Help and Support Questions

Where can I get help?

Are you lost and confused? There is a lot of great resources out there. I highly encourage to do some searching first before running into irc or the forum and making the same post that has already been posted 100 times. It gets really old answering the same question day in and day out when it's so well documented.

   * Quick note when pasting error messages - Do not paste the error message alone, everyone thinks that ERROR: x11-base/xgl-0.0.1_pre20070915 failed is the error, it's not. The error is above that, post the entire build log so we don't have to waste time waiting for you to post back with the actual error. If you read below the ERROR: it even says to paste the upper most error and call stack if relevant.