[PC-BSD Testing] Intel XF86 driver with latest Alpha
airy at netspace.net.au
Sun Aug 3 16:45:20 PDT 2008
The latest Alpha works with my Intel G35 chipset :-) :-) .Interesting
When installing I find I still have to set my Sata drives to IDE
compatible mode to boot the DVD (sata drive) , then when it
has completed the install I can switch back to normal AHCI (native)
mode.This may be a quirk of the ASUS bios I have ,but it
seems to work with other OS's.
The X config finds the Intel chipset and even loads the config in the
native (1920x1200) resolution but still only lets me use only up to
1600x1200 settings - however when I let it set that config it comes up
with "setting native resolution" and comes up to the full 1920x1200
desktop .There seems to be a limit of 1600x1200 that trips up both the
current PC-BSD 1.51 and the alphas??? Looking at the display panel
1600x1200 is set at auto? (Intel driver works O/K Intel 3D enable driver
is still nogo)
Again I managed to crash Dolphin within a couple of minutes of using it
(it still doesn't like accessing my main sata drive (1.51) and looking
at the Video (no icon) directory) , this is probably be the biggest
gripe I have with KDE 4.X because it is critical to everyday usage , I
had to reboot because Dolphin would no longer load (I couldn't kill the
process at all). I do see that at KDE Bug Central there is lots of bug
squashing happening though ...
I was hoping that the PCI info under Kinfo would working by now but alas
not yet , functionality is now very good though.
K3B still crashes with the pipe message :-( . But I have Komposer
running (when the PBI is first run it comes up with a corrupted archive
integrity message but when I run it again it works and runs ???)
The Icon/Task bar is now much better size wise (thanks Kris & Co). The
mouse acceleration works well at 3 but if the "defaults" button is
pressed it goes back to 2. :-(
Thunderbird didn't put an icon in the menu but did on the desktop (fixed
with menu editor).
I see a few people having download issues , I noticed that the FTP site
was being uploaded to slowly Saturday night (Aus time ) so waited till
all the data was there and my dvd passes its integrity check fine.I have
in the past transferred the file to a Windows XP machine (Nero) to burn
though.(I have had dodgy burns with DVDs in the past with K3B - some
burners aren't liked at all).
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