[PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD 9.1 issues

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Fri Dec 28 15:02:32 PST 2012


I have looked around, to all my machines and noticed that even if the 
machines are all the same (optiplex 740) purchased most of them at the 
same time, some bge work with 9.0, other don't.  The machine with the 
problem was working with 9.0, upgraded with system update to 9.1 broke 
it.  Reinstalled 9.0 from DVD and worked again.

My current machine that was a 9.0 where the bge was not working now has 
9.1 and the bge still doesn't work, when I boot it with windows that 
card works.

I then switched the HDD from a computer where the bge was not working 
with one where the bge was working, and the problem followed the HDD. in 
other words:
  - HDD with 9.0 from machine A - bge working
  - HDD with 9.0 from machine B - bge not working
switched HDD
  - HDD with 9.0 from machine A into machine B - bge working
  - HDD with 9.0 from machine B into machine A - bge not working

Another test that I did on the machine with the problem before I 
resintalled 9.0, is to add a new network card.  The new network card was 
pulled from a working computer.  Installed, configured via the interface 
and disabled the bge.  The computer still was not able to connect or 
reach the gateway.  I manually changed the rc.conf by removing the 
configuration for the bge, restarted the network and it started to 
work.  I then decided to reinstall 9.0 to be on the safe side.

Do you think that it will help if I just add the DVD and boot up and 
then manually configuring the network card and see if it works without 
having to reinstall the whole OS ?


here a few results from my testing on this 9.1 with bge not working but 
with a secondary network card that works

FROM /etc/rc.conf

     defaultrouter="192.168.1.1"
     #ifconfig_vr0="192.168.1.26 netmask 255.255.255.0"
     #ifconfig_vr0_ipv6="inet6 accept_rtadv"
     ifconfig_bge0_ipv6="inet6 accept_rtadv"
     ifconfig_bge0="192.168.1.26 netmask 255.255.255.0"

/# ifconfig
bge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=8009b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,LINKSTATE>
         ether 00:24:e8:36:44:0f
         inet 192.168.1.26 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
         inet6 fe80::224:e8ff:fe36:440f%bge0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
         nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
         status: active
vr0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=82808<VLAN_MTU,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MAGIC,LINKSTATE>
         ether 00:24:01:00:11:d4
         inet6 fe80::224:1ff:fe00:11d4%vr0 prefixlen 64 tentative 
scopeid 0x4
         nd6 options=2b<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
         media: Ethernet autoselect
plip0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
options=600003<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,RXCSUM_IPV6,TXCSUM_IPV6>
         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
         inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6
         inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
         nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
/# ping 192.168.1.1
PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1): 56 data bytes
ping: sendto: Host is down
ping: sendto: Host is down
ping: sendto: Host is down
ping: sendto: Host is down
^C
--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

##############################################################

Changes to RC.CONF followed by network restart via GUI

     defaultrouter="192.168.1.1"
     ifconfig_vr0="192.168.1.26 netmask 255.255.255.0"
     ifconfig_vr0_ipv6="inet6 accept_rtadv"
     #ifconfig_bge0_ipv6="inet6 accept_rtadv"
     #ifconfig_bge0="192.168.1.26 netmask 255.255.255.0"

/# ifconfig
bge0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=8009b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,LINKSTATE>
         ether 00:24:e8:36:44:0f
         inet6 fe80::224:e8ff:fe36:440f%bge0 prefixlen 64 tentative 
scopeid 0x1
         nd6 options=2b<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
         media: Ethernet autoselect (none)
         status: no carrier
vr0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
options=82808<VLAN_MTU,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MAGIC,LINKSTATE>
         ether 00:24:01:00:11:d4
         inet 192.168.1.26 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
         inet6 fe80::224:1ff:fe00:11d4%vr0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
         nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
         status: active
plip0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
options=600003<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,RXCSUM_IPV6,TXCSUM_IPV6>
         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
         inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6
         inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
         nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
/# ping 192.168.1.1
PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.650 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.549 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.580 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.534 ms
^C
--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.534/0.578/0.650/0.045 ms


Thank you

Fabry

On 12/28/2012 16:23, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 12/28/2012 16:10, Warner Losh wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> Warner
>>
> Any advice on how we can debug this then Warner?
>
> Fabry, just for kicks, can you use the 9.1 DVD to install FreeBSD 9.1 on
> that box and see if you have the same issues with the bge device? That
> way we can take PC-BSD completely out of the loop here and try to
> isolate the issue.
>
>> 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 192.168.1.1, when I run consecutive
>>>>
>>>>> ping 192.168.1.1
>>>> 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
>>>>> "255.255.255.0" gives an error that the netmask should be in range
>>>>> between "0..255".  I set it to 1.1.1.1 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 127.0.0.1 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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