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Re: A Look at the New Sabayon GNU/Linux 6 (GNOME)

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____/ wjp on Wednesday 27 Jul 2011 19:16 : \____

> On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:26:45 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>>Sabayon 6 GNOME review
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>>| Chromium is the only Web browser installed, but Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50
>>| are available for installation. Adobe Flash plugin and Java JRE are
>>| installed, and with libdvdcss installed, Totem, the installed video player,
>>| has no problem playing encrypted video DVDs, Essentially, the system comes
>>| loaded with all the applications that most users will need. Need some
>>| application that is not installed? Use the package management system to
>>| search the repository and install it.
>>Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)
> /lurk off/
> I was enthusiastically looking toward Sabayon 6 as the third "triple
> boot" operating system on this machine, however, when I tried to boot
> the DVD, I ended up with a black screen.  I think it has something to do
> with my SVA TFT-LCD 2209W monitor -- the default monitor settings on
> most Linux distributions will not boot on this machine.  I have had no
> problems with Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, Puppy, Clonezilla and OpenSuse,
> however, Mint, Knoppix, and now Sabayon are "no-go's".
> I tested various video settings on the initial boot screen with similar
> negative results.  Yes, I'm a Linux newby -- especially when it comes to
> dealing with out-of-the-ordinary boot problems.
> I know that this is not a help forum, but I would like to point out that
> certain "latest editions" of Linux may not work on all pc/monitor
> combinations.
> It appears that I'll have to switch back to PCLinuxOS or OpenSuse --
> both of which are great distro's -- I was just testing Sabayon to see if
> it matched up to the good reviews it is getting.
> And, yes, I am posting this using Forte Agent 4.2.  At present, I have
> no Linux system residing on this box, so I'm having to resort to XP to
> reply to this thread.
> I'd like to add that I am so very happy to see Dr.  Roy Schestowitz
> posting again in this forum.   It's very refreshing to read his
> comments!  Your extended absence caused a huge information vacuum in
> this advocacy group.
> Have a great day!
> Bill Powell
> Registered Linux User # 389667
> /back to lurk/

Thanks for the kind words.
- -- 
		~~ Best of wishes

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