[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7 Alpha 02082008
kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Aug 5 07:30:25 PDT 2008
Navy Nitram wrote:
> I downloaded and burned the DVD ISO and installed without any
> apparent problems. I quickly found that the nv Video driver for X was
> inadequate with my nVidia 7600GT (the semi-transparent Desktop
> window was fully transparent except for the border and the object
> icons only visible when the mouse cursor ran over them), but the
> nVidia 173xxx driver works just fine.
The "nv" driver is pretty basic, and doesn't support hardly any of the
effects that the actual nvidia driver does. I would recommend sticking
with nvidia 173.xxx from here on out.
> For a week or so before I had been trying the PCBSD 1.6 Alpha and I
> had some issues with sound using my M-Audio Revolution 5.1sound
> card. The initial problem with detecting the sound card after the kernel
> has been started is gone but there is a wrong internal reference and
> the system complains that it cannot load the appropriate sound
> module: "snd_envy24h file or directory does not exist" the name
> should be "snd_envy24ht". In the version 1.6 Alpha I could work
> around this by adding the line "snd_envy24ht_load="YES" " in
> loader.conf but this does not work with 7 alpha.
Thanks for the heads up. I found what was causing the bug, and it should
be fixed in SVN now:
It'll be fixed in the next alpha.
> Another observed oddity is that on first boot, the taskbar widgets
> (network status, scheduler and the check mark) besides the digital
> clock are present, but they go away with the second boot However a
> white underline is present where they should appear, using the default
> oxygen theme. The underline starts small and stretches as the widget
> applications are probably loaded, but the icons never appear and
> running the cursor where they should be does not do anything.
Its a bug with QT 4.4.1, reported here:
> On the plus side, the screen data is much better handled in 7 Alpha
> when shutting down or restarting the system. 1.6 Alpha displayed a lot
> of gray checkerboard and or bits of previously viewed images in the
Yea, that was rather annoying, they fixed in that in KDE 4.1-release :)
> Both versions exhibit the same behaviour where .PBI files are
> concerned: after double-clicking a downloaded .PBI file, I am prompted
> for the root password and then told "Command
> '/home/yvan/.PBItmp/.pbistart' not found". Interestingly enough if I use
> terminal session in su mode at that point in time, I can see the .PBItmp
> directory and the .bpistart within. I cannot install a .PBI file if I try to
> open it immediately when downloading it either.
Make sure you only download the 7.x PBI's listed here for now:
I'm in the process of approving / uploading the new set to PBIDir. Lots
of the old 7.x PBIs on there were from the previous alpha with KDE 3.5.8
on it, and the PBI creator has changed a lot since then.
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