A long way to go but the right direction

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A long way to go but the right direction

Postby AmpLiF1eD on Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:00 pm

I like the concept to have a Ubuntu distro that's complete out of the box :)

Because I like to be ready out of the box... I use Sabayon 3.2 now(gentoo based).. it plays multimedia out of the box and also GLX/AIGL with Beryl and tons of apps so you don't need to do a thing and don't have to download anything and has superb artwork. I think the most complete distro out of the box available on the planet today.

Yours is not ' that' complete YET but I will keep an eye on it, because if there was an Ubuntu version with the same completeness as Sabayon 3.2, I would switch because Debian uses apt-get instead of ermerge (which has to compile and takes time)..

So you guys are going in the right direction...good work !

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Postby bob on Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:58 pm

I wish I could get Sabayon working. I've tried many boots with different configurations and consistently get a blank desktop with only a clock and three terminals open - one on the left and the right split with two. Only once, with Vesa drivers was I able to actually get into the normal desktop, but that failed on subsequent boots. Frankly, my questions on the Forum didn't get a solution and only minimal replies.
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Postby AmpLiF1eD on Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:30 pm

Did you try v3.2 already? it will be officially launched tomorrow but it's already on Linuxtracker (I'm typing now from v3.2).

I also had some problems with 3.1 which are solved with this new version.

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Postby bob on Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:14 pm

Won't hurt to try - looks like just DVD's right now, so I'll have to wait for the CD release tomorrow. Hope you're right - it really looked good the one time it did load.
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Postby AmpLiF1eD on Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:05 am

yeah, it looked good, but now it's looking even better.
screenshots v3.2: http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=758&slide=16&title=sabayonlinux+3.2+screenshots

..but it is more important to have it working of course :wink:
I'll hope you have luck this time.

greetings,
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update: I'm sorry to tell you that I've seen that the mini-editions normally come two weeks after the DVD release :/
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Postby bob on Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:22 pm

Well, I've got it installed and working, but it's not long for the hard drive. Despite the good looks, Emerge and Karoo are too much to deal with. 28 updates took 2 1/2 hours on a very fast cable connection and then installing Thunderbird took over 1 1/2 hours by itself. Initially I used the gui, Karoo, but thought it had stalled after 45 minutes and killed it. The next day, I used the CLI version and watched as it compiled for over 90 minutes. Also found out that the kill on Karoo borked the gui. Oh well.... still, it IS pretty.... :roll:
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:20 pm

bob wrote:Well, I've got it installed and working, but it's not long for the hard drive. Despite the good looks, Emerge and Karoo are too much to deal with. 28 updates took 2 1/2 hours on a very fast cable connection and then installing Thunderbird took over 1 1/2 hours by itself. Initially I used the gui, Karoo, but thought it had stalled after 45 minutes and killed it. The next day, I used the CLI version and watched as it compiled for over 90 minutes. Also found out that the kill on Karoo borked the gui. Oh well.... still, it IS pretty.... :roll:


Ahemmmm ... I thought it is now possible in Gentoo to get pre-compiled packages like in any other Linux distro too? But from your posting I guess it is still necessary to compile everything yourself?? :shock:
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Postby bob on Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:06 pm

I'd bet that the DVD version had such packages, but my 'minimal' install required me to go old-school. Ah well, it was pretty while it lasted.
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Postby Openxworld on Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:01 pm

I don't understand this 'out of the box' ? What does it mean ? I don't find equivalent dans la langue de Moliere

Thank you for your explanation...
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:06 pm

Openxworld wrote: 'out of the box' ?
hors de l'embalage? Tu "unpack" qqch. et
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Postby clem on Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:37 pm

"out of the box" --> "automatiquement". Un truc qui marche tout de suite des que tu l'as installe, tout seul, automatiquement... pas besoin de configurer quoi que ce soit.

Pour une distribution --> deja preconfigure, une fonctionalite qui marche directement sur le live CD ou apres installation, sans configuration necessaire.

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Postby scorp123 on Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:51 pm

clem wrote:"out of the box" --> "automatiquement".
Ou plut
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Postby clem on Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:25 am

:lol:
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Merc bcp

Postby Openxworld on Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:49 pm

:lol:

Thanks for your answers

I understand a "ready to use" GNU/Linux Distribution

ou un kit pr
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For Clem ....

Postby Openxworld on Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:48 pm

:lol: look at this :lol:

Mint is getting famous

http://www.daria.ironie.org/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=250
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