[PC-BSD Testing] Better nVidia Driver for PCBSD 7 AMD64?

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Wed Nov 5 11:24:07 PST 2008


Kris, as far as I know I have all patches applied and the problem  
still exists on my system. I tried a restart after reading this  
message and I now have a black screen and cursor on my PC-BSD machine.


On Nov 5, 2008, at 11:05 AM, Kris Moore wrote:

> Yvan Martin wrote:
>> I would welcome suggestions about my shutdown/restart dilemma:  
>> whenever
>> I go to the menu and choose "Leave" and whether I choose to  
>> shutdown or
>> restart I seem to get the same behaviour: the current session ends,  
>> but
>> Xserver seems to hang and I am left with a white pointer on a black
>> background. on rare occasions after a pause, the shutdown sequence  
>> will
>> continue, but most of the times I have to use Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to
>> terminate the X-windows session and choose shutdown or restart from  
>> the
>> new login screen.
>>
>
>
> Just a heads up! I've seen this error on my systems here as well,  
> and it
> had something to with the system updater causing a knotify4 session to
> hang at shutdown. I've issues an online update which fixes this  
> issue on
> our systems here. Can you update and confirm that this problem goes  
> away?
>
> You'll need to apply the patch, and then restart. The patch will take
> effect after you reboot, so you may still need to his ctrl-alt- 
> backspace
> one more time, to shutdown after applying it.
>
> -- 
>
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com
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