[PC-BSD Testing] First Impressions of PC-BSD-7
kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Sep 2 12:15:14 PDT 2008
Oliver Rath wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> this is my first installation of PC-BSD. I have some experience in
> FreeBSD some years ago, so it wasn't to difficult. Normally I work with
> gentoo linux.
> Some failures I found:
> - password for first user has to be at least 8 characters, elso the
> dialog hangs. But this isn't remarked anywhere
Is this during the install? I can add a user here with a single
character password, and it works fine.
> - 3D-accelleration doesnt work (ati-3D enabled), DRI is disabled, dont
> know why
The 3d accell for ATI is pretty lousy on FreeBSD, I have yet to get it
working on a single card here, I think you'll find that this is common
> - WPA encryption doesnt work without loading additional modules (intel
> 345 wpi driver)
Which module did you need to load specifically? I'll make sure it gets
> - taking bash as default shell hasnt been adopted from the dialog
? I've just installed with bash as the default here, and when I bring up
konsole, it works fine. It doesn't change it to bash for root though,
just for your username. Perhaps that is what you are seeing?
> - pointing to the PC-BSD-installation by grub fails for standard entry
> (zfs problem?),
> taking rootnoverify+chainloader works
> Generally PC-BSD works fine after a few corrections, its a good start
> for beta!
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