Posts tagged 5.3
Incase you fell asleep, Sabayon 5.3 was release last week. My internet died for a while so I didn’t get much testing in on the final leg. I’ve also been busy playin with molecule for my own adventure. Enjoy!
The best, refined blend of GNU/Linux, coming with bleeding edge edges is eventually here! Say hello to Sabayon Five-point-Threeh, available in both GNOME and KDE editions!
Dedicated to those who like cutting edge stability, out of the box experience, outstanding Desktop performance, clean and beauty. Sabayon 5.3 will catch you, anything that could have been compiled, has been compiled, anything cool that could have been implemented or updated, it’s there: you will find outstanding amount of new applications and features, like XBMC, KDE 4.4, GNOME 2.28, Linux Kernel 2.6.34, and so forth.
So, come on, go catch it, it’s half a DVD away from you!
- Visual Tours:
- Take a Tour – Booting (GNOME)
- Take a Tour – Installer (GNOME)
- Take a Tour – Booting (KDE)
- Take a Tour – Installer (KDE)
- Features of Sabayon 5.3:
- Based on new GCC 4.4 and Glibc 2.10
- Shipped with Desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.34
- Providing extra Server-optimized and OpenVZ-enabled kernels in repositories
- Installable in 10 minutes
- Fast boot time and lightweight default system
- Ext4 filesystem as default
- Official Btrfs filesystem support
- Encrypted filesystem support
- Featuring X.Org 7.5 and up-to-date, NVIDIA, AMD video drivers
- Containing GNOME 2.28 (with GNOME Shell!) and KDE 4.4.3
- Outstanding 3D Desktop applications (Compiz, Compiz Fusion and KWin) working out of the box
- Bringing Entropy Framework (Package Manager) 0.99.46.9
- Shipped with OpenOffice 3.2 productivity suite, Multimedia applications
- Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System (Media Center) using XBMC
- Shipped with World of Goo Demo – best 2D game ever!
- Sexiest Skin ever! (Light blueeee!)
- Try it out from Windows, just kick the DVD in and use Sabayon via QEMU virtualization!
- Ready for Sabayon 6 (someday!)
- Updates since Sabayon 5.2:
- New Linux Kernel 2.6.34 with enhanced wireless and power management support
- New Installer! Based on Fedora14 Anaconda, with improved LVM, RAID, Encryption, Filesystem support
- Optional language-pack download via Installer
- Improved GRUB2 support
- Improved VirtualBox input/video drivers support (based on 3.2.x branch)
- KDE updated to 4.4.3
- GNOME ready for 2.30 (will be available via updates)
- Entropy Framework (our binary package manager) updated to 0.99.46.9, featuring stability and performance improvements (especially in Sulfur)
- Providing PackageKit library and CLI support (version 0.6.5, kpackagekit and gnome-packagekit available in our repositories)
- More than 1000 new updated packages available (since Sabayon 5.2)
- Reduced ISO images footprint by 150Mb
- Improved XBMC, Media Center installation profile support and reliability (fixing several segfaults)
- Improved keyboard mappings autoconfiguration
- Password for root account is blank, so just hit enter when asks for root password
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium II/III, Celeron, AMD Athlon)
- 512Mb RAM (GNOME) – 768Mb RAM (KDE)
- 8 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 2D GPU
- a DVD reader
- a Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or better, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better)
- 1024Mb RAM
- 15 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 3D GPU (Intel, AMD, NVIDIA) (esp. for XBMC)
Resources for Sabayon Linux 5.3 GNOME and KDE:
- Sabayon 5.3 x86 kernel config
- Sabayon 5.3 amd64 kernel config
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.3 KDE Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.3 KDE Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86 5.3 GNOME Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 5.3 GNOME Packages
Thanks everybody for having made this possible!
It must be about time for an update, tough to blog when summer is here. 5.3 is in the works and is at a RC2 status. Some of the changes include bug fixes of course, btrfs support, mono removed from grub and installer fixes. Keep in mind that btrfs is very young in development and should not be used in a stable environment. I did try it out in a virtual box setting and it seemed to work good for the little bit of time I worked with it. Mitch follows the progress of it and has been a good source for information. It sounds like in kernel 2.6.36 things will even be better for btrfs. I’ll have to try and keep an eye on it myself, seems promising.
We do have on the public mirrors a weekly build that anyone can download and test. We do have a special forum section setup for discussion, reporting, etc. You can also use our dev-ML to report stuff. You can also use our bugzilla, just make the proper selection when reporting. When reporting, please give as much information as you can, including any and all logs, version and how to reproduce. If we don’t get enough information we have to dismiss the report, which is frustrating to the devs and to the users. If you are interested in helping the community and devs, this is a great opportunity to test and report. We started out with daily isos for testing, but it consumes a lot to do that, so we decided to go weekly. It sounds like every Sunday at 5AM, (GMT+1, currently UTC+0200) a new iso will be available. If things change, we will let yas know. I do hope to see more users testing these isos.
Seeing people having problems with boot splash disappearing after updates. Fabio reports it’s an upstream bug and simply need to do”
equo update && equo install lvm2 && reboot
equo install linux-sabayon && reboot
I hope that fixes that issue. As far as seeing a red, green, deformed image on boot, we are still looking at that as it only seems to effect some. I have not seen this problem on my machine. Joost has it happening on his machine tho. Nvidia vs. ATI, corrupt image or simply aliens running amok. I don’t know, but sooner or later it will present itself.
Core-cd ran into a problem when anaconda dropped support with the text installer. Some of the solutions we are tinkering with is a light weight wm like flux to boot into and run the gui installer or try to patch it so it can work like it use to. I haven’t had time to try out a weekly core-cd test iso lately, but it sounds like flux is what we are using on it right now. As far as I know and assume, it doesn’t actually install flux when the install is done, but I could be totally wrong on that. We will have to see what happens with this little adventure.
A few days ago there was a bump in virtual box and some seem to be having issues running it. I can not reproduce the issue myself. I’ve been suggesting equo install virtualbox-modules virtualbox-bin && reboot and it works for some. If that don’t work than I am wondering what kernel you are using. Remember kernel upgrades are not automatically pulled, you have to tell equo to install the latest kernel. You should be able to do this simply with equo update && equo install linux-sabayon && equo upgrade. The last part is important to pull the matching modules/drivers or if you know which modules/drivers you have, you can install just them. If you don’t reinstall the drivers/modules after a kernel update, you will have a bad experience upon reboot. The latest kernel in entropy is 2.6.33 and 2.6.34 is being worked on.
A quick note about entropy. It’s important to always make sure you have the latest entropy. When you see the message that there is a new entropy version and it’s important to install that first, it’s not kidding. You can solve a lot of issues by making sure you always have the latest entropy. If you want, you can simply remember to do equo update && equo install entropy equo sulfur && equo upgrade once a day. You can’t go wrong and than you will always have the latest entropy before doing updates. If you find entropy a bit aggressive on packages being pulled, try the –relaxed option, for example: equo install foo –relaxed That should pull lesser packages and if you are still not happy, try –nodeps like equo install foo –nodeps. Note that – is two hypens, sometimes on wordpress the hypens look like one. Hopefully that will help some out.