[PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD 9.1 issues

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Dec 28 13:10:45 PST 2012

I don't think it is a general bge ethernet issue, since I have a machine running 9.1-beta with a bge without issue, but the bge adapter/chip in it are quite.


On Dec 28, 2012, at 11:36 AM, Kris Moore wrote:

> On 12/28/2012 13:04, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
>> To add to the list of issues:
>> network bge0 doesn't work any longer.  It was not working on 8.x,
>> worked on 9.0, and now is not working again on 9.1.
>> The issue is very weird, the OS seems to recognize it as active and
>> working, the bottom right icon goes "red" from time to time randomly. 
>> When I do an ifconfig everything seems ok.  I checked
>> /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/rc.d rebooted the computer but no
>> connectivity.  Even tried to change the IP address in case there was a
>> conflict.
>> My gateway is, when I run consecutive
>>> ping
>> I get different errors, from "no route to host" to timeouts.
>> 99% of our computers are Otiplex 740, and they all come with the same
>> network card.  The ones that have a secondary card in it work without
>> problem with that secondary card.
>> I believe that as of right now and with those problems I will have to
>> stop upgrading the computers, our of the 4 I have tried only one
>> worked and one even if now works it needed a lot of command line fixes
>> to create new users (it was a brand new installation)
>> Maybe I should do what I usually do for windows upgrades and wait for
>> a  "service pack" release.... ?
>> Fabry
> Fabry,
> I've got the list of bugs you've found here, and will be working to fix
> them shortly. As for the networking issue, can you diagnose what type of
> bug it is? Driver? Are you certain it isn't a faulty nic? Does ifconfig
> show status down, or does the light on the back of nic turn off when it
> goes haywire? What makes me think that it may be hardware is that
> rebooting didn't seem to fix it :(
> Can you send me output of "ifconfig bge0" on the system?
>> On 12/26/2012 16:11, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
>>> OK, so far I have experienced a higher speed with the new PC-BSD, the
>>> shut-down is almost instantaneous, the boot up is a lot faster, but I
>>> have some issues with the network configuration and user creation.
>>> I have already sent an email with some of the issues, but I was
>>> thinking that I would summarize them in one emails and add a new one
>>> (all of those experienced in 2 different machines and with LXDE as
>>> desktop):
>>> - Creating user via the user management doesn't work.  The
>>> /home/<user> folder is created and empty, the owner of the folder is
>>> root:wheel and not the user itself.  if I chown the folder then I can
>>> login with suck user, else I get errors like "folder is full" or
>>> "folder does not exists"
>>> - manually setting the IP of a network card with netmask
>>> "" gives an error that the netmask should be in range
>>> between "0..255".  I set it to and then manually modified in
>>> the /etc/rc.conf
>>> - changing the hostname completely stops the network from working. I
>>> was not able to reach out with dig, but I could ping direct IP
>>> address in my internal network.  Wondering if maybe some files needs
>>> to be moved or services restarted (I tried to restart the network
>>> unsuccessfully).  But anyway, I would suggest a request to reboot
>>> when the hostname is changed
>>> - Setting the proxy to "http://sub.domain.com" removes everything
>>> but the "http" from the configuration
>>> - DNS settings were lost after I changed the hostname.
>>> - If you try to customize the DNS, then press the "public server",
>>> then pressing "OK" or "CANCEL" will cause the network configuration
>>> to close.
>>> - Missing the configuration for the "NO_PROXY" domains, currently it
>>> automatically adds and localhost
>>> - Video Card first boot configuration doesn't work.  I tried to
>>> install 9.1 on an old DELL 270, there was 9.0 installed and working,
>>> I simply formatted and reinstalled.  At first boot I start to get
>>> black screen when the video was identified, then starting to get
>>> weird errors and some random reboots.  The videocard is an Intel.  I
>>> haven't tried to install the 9.0 on it again, but I will probably do
>>> it soon.
>>> Thank you
>>> Fabry
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