[PC-BSD Testing] Aug 8 Alpha Wireless Network Scan Fails (Gabi Huiber)

James T. Nixon III james at ixsystems.com
Mon Aug 11 01:07:24 PDT 2008


I have also noticed that the WiFi scanner does not pull all networks in the
area, seems to grab a few at random. It does however work when you  ifconfig
xx list scan.  Also, it'd be nice if the tool gave you feedback of what it
was doing, ie; Scanning available networks, Scanning complete.. etc


-James



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> Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 15:29:22 -0400
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] New Alpha 08-08-2008 available!
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> As some on the list have already noticed, I have uploaded the latest
> alpha to the FTP site:
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> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/
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> This version fixes a LOT of bugs with installation problems. Custom
> partitioning should work now, along with installing in a non-English
> language. You should be able to overwrite a journaled partition now, or
> even use custom partitioning with ZFS. I've spent the vast majority of
> the week trying to test various install schemes, and I believe most of
> the bugs have been worked out now. If you run into any partitioning
> problems, please let me know about it.
>
> Also, this release fixes support for K3B and other KDE3 based PBIs.
> (Except DigiKam, that one still fails, will look into it soon)
>
> As usual, please send us your testing reports to this list, so we can
> continue the bug quash. We will be freezing the GUI interface soon here
> to prepare for translation work, so don't be alarmed if parts of the GUI
> are still not completely translated yet.
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> Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 13:43:12 -0700
> From: Bill Leeper <protagonist at charter.net>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Aug 8 Alpha
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> After a bit of playing I can definitely say that Dolphin is much
> faster and more stable in this release. Also, I was able to quite
> easily set it up so that I could access my Mac over the network using
> SMB. Now if I can just figure out how to get it to work the other way
> around.   :-)
>
>
> I am still installing using ZFS and have not had any trouble I can
> attribute to that. Since I now have an empty drive, having totally
> removed my Edison install, I will try installing there from the USB
> image, which I finally got written out. Thunderbird again installs
> from the testing PBI list and works flawlessly. I did play with KsB a
> bit and so far have had no trouble with it.
>
> I still get the cannot eject disk error message when trying to eject a
> CD. This seems to apply only to data disks as CD player will eject
> audio disks just fine.
>
> ?????????????????
> Computers can be fun again
>                 format C:\
>   Alternatives are out there
> ?????????????????
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 09:38:11 -0400
> From: "Gabi Huiber" <ghuiber at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing]  Aug 8 Alpha Wireless Network Scan Fails
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> Hello,
>
> I have an old Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop with an external Belkin
> (RaLink, detected as ral0) wireless card. This computer has run PC-BSD
> 1.4, 1.5 and 1.5.1. Each of those versions upon installation properly
> scanned my wireless network, found the router, and allowed me to
> configure the WPA supplicant using the KDE Network Manager. I haven't
> been so lucky with PC-BSD 7 (08082008). Even if I hold the computer
> three feet away from the router the scan will fail.
>
> My computer now runs PC-BSD 7 alongside PC-BSD 1.5.1, in dual-boot
> mode. I am writing this from within the PC-BSD 1.5.1 half, and I am
> connected to the Internet via the same wireless network that PC-BSD 7
> failed to find. I hope this helps you guys in some way. I am new to
> alpha-testing.
>
> Regards,
>
> Gabi
>
> On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Bill Leeper <protagonist at charter.net>
> wrote:
> > After a bit of playing I can definitely say that Dolphin is much
> > faster and more stable in this release. Also, I was able to quite
> > easily set it up so that I could access my Mac over the network using
> > SMB. Now if I can just figure out how to get it to work the other way
> > around.   :-)
> >
> >
> > I am still installing using ZFS and have not had any trouble I can
> > attribute to that. Since I now have an empty drive, having totally
> > removed my Edison install, I will try installing there from the USB
> > image, which I finally got written out. Thunderbird again installs
> > from the testing PBI list and works flawlessly. I did play with KsB a
> > bit and so far have had no trouble with it.
> >
> > I still get the cannot eject disk error message when trying to eject a
> > CD. This seems to apply only to data disks as CD player will eject
> > audio disks just fine.
> >
> > ?????????????????
> > Computers can be fun again
> >                 format C:\
> >   Alternatives are out there
> > ?????????????????
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