Sabayon: testers, testers, testers

Sabayon, official call for testers (and well, developers are welcome too)

Testers, come to us

Probably most of you already have seen Ballmer in show-mode

Also if controversial, it was a quite funny commercial / raindance move, balls included. But i can say that he is wrong, testers are as important as developers.

Consider helping Sabayon in a different way: testing it.

I am here, begging YOU for some help. The more the merrier! What we need are brave folks proud to be bleeding edge, ready to install all the latest updates, capable observers that carries on using their machine normally BUT taking notes on functionality, installation problems, and any other weirdness or lack thereof.
Grab a freshly built image or enable our testing repositories, but more importantly: report back to our bugzilla or dropping by on our IRC channel (#sabayon on

Please, when reporting, try to provide as much information as possible, for example, try to answering to those questions:

  • What steps will reproduce the problem?
  • What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
  • What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?

And of course, any additional info that comes up to you.

we @Sabayon are putting a lot of efforts to build the most awesome sexy lady among the other Linux Distributions.

No more chatting, let's see what's the news for the upcoming release.

Sabayon Server Edition

Next release will ship back the Server edition, which is just perfect also for those who wants a not-X baked Sabayon version. The installer is still Calamares (just GUI install as for now), but running on a adhoc instance of X, that bloats the ISO size, but after install, all the additional components requested by Calamares are removed.

If you wants to put your hands on it before it's release date (28th of the current month), you can download it in our daily directory in one of our mirrors , or directly following that link. (be careful to download the image dated after 8th October)

Just a note: if you wonder how you have to set network configuration after install, we ship NetworkManager that provides nmtui (the console frontend)

Important packages coming up, and now in testing

On the testing repositories now are available the following "critical" packages in testing:
  • Latest 4.2.3 kernel
  • Ati Drivers 15.9 (expanding supported cards)
  • Nvidia Drivers 355.11
  • systemd 226
  • VirtualBox 5.0.6
  • Calamares
  • Libreoffice
If you encounter in any issue, please file a bug here. 

Help us also enabling the testing repository

If you are wondering how to put your hands on the shiny new testing packages here it is a small how-to:

equo repo disable sabayon-weekly
equo repo enable 
equo repo enable sabayon-limbo

taken from the wiki.

And as we work, meanwhile in the world...

Meanwhile our "Sith Lord" Linus Torvalds is screaming among Kernel devs, a fancy meme appeared on my G+, i couldn't resist to share it to you

by the way, I agree with his philosophy on that, people if wants REALLY learn things, most of the times needs to be beaten up a little bit, like your mom used to, and to be frank, it should be considered a honor to be yelled by Linus



  1. I will give it a go installing new motherboard today will start testing after thate

    1. Thanks for your efforts , please remember to file a bug for whatever problem you will face!

  2. I have jut installed a new motherboard,it is a msi z97a the only problem so far is I cant install sabayon in uefi mode I am runing 15.10 on the other hard dive fedora 22 xfce installed in uefi mode no problem

    1. not in UEFI mode? there are some error messages?

    2. No no error messages just wont install in uefi mode.I will try putting 15.10 on a dvd and see if it installs ok

    3. 15.10 will not install on this new wiz bang machine in uefi mode.motherboard msi z97a,cpu intel core i7-4770k CPU @ 3.50GHz,s,graphics card [AMD/ATI] Curacao XT [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270X/370 OEM],memory 31.4 GIB of ram.the strange part is fedora of any flavour installs in uefi mode so I am at a loss as to know why sabayon wont install in uefi mode,I have tried 2 different usb sticks still no luck

    4. What program are you using to burn the sticks? as far as i can test UEFI mode works on all my PC

    5. I use fedora live usb creator,I can get to the installion screen but it just hangs there

    6. I just tried unetbootin and a cd/dvd all doing the same thing hanging at the install screen.fedora 22 xfce and fedora 22 plasma both install no problem
      regards Ron

    7. Try to use dd to burn the image instead

  3. excuse my punctuation today please

  4. just did a new download of 15.10 from different mirror it boots in bios mode not uefi,it still hangs at install screen in uefi mode so will install in bios mode

  5. could my new graphics card be blocking uefi install

    1. just been in touch with msi they are lelling me its a prblem with uefi on sabayon is why it wont install in uefi mode so I wont be installing sabayon
      sorry regards Ron

    2. Hello Ettote just letting you know I am going back to a asrock extreme 4 motherboard so I can run sabayon I miss sabayon

    3. up and running with new asrock motherboard running sabayon 15.10 kde only problem sddm not working properly will file bug report

    4. replace sddm with lightdm, it is known to have bugs, new Sabayon KDE version will ship lightdm :)


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