[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD Beta 2 Much Improved - A few suggestions.

DragonFlier dracheflieger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 21:18:51 PDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 3:17 PM, Ian Robinson <fitchkendall at gmail.com>wrote:

> This is a report on PCBSD Beta 2.
> 1.  Minor Bug Crashes Konqueror:
> While using Konqueror and after (1) selecting the "Applications"
> choice from the introductory screen, and (2) selecting the choice to
> view "details," Konqueror crashes and causes a  Signal 6 (SIGABRT)
> when clicking on the "+" sign to expand the list.  This is action is
> repeatable 100% of the time.
> Instead of clicking the "+" sign, it is possible to click an
> application category and cause the list to expand one level.  You can
> click to display the second level, but no listing appears.  For
> example, the category "Education" expands to  subcategories of
> Language, Math, Misc. and Science.  Misc. should expand to Blinkin,
> EPE, Geography, and TTT, but does not.
> In contrast to Konqueror's behavior while viewing Applications, its
> behavior when viewing  directory listings is without problems.
> 2.  Suggestion -- add a File Manager Super User option to the Menu
> I miss having a "super user" file manager choice on the menu like you
> provided in PCBSD 1.x.  Nor am I able to  invoke #kdesu konqueror or
> #kdesu dolphin to get there.  Here is the sample report from a failed
> attempt:
> pcbsd# konqueror
> Xlib:  connection ot ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib:  No protocol specified
> kdesu:  cannot connect to X server  :0.0
> pcbsd#
> While one can still use the command line to cp, rm, rmdir, etc.,
> having the graphic interface makes some things much easier with long,
> awkward, or bizarre file names, or file names with spaces in them,
> makes it easier to edit with the convenience of a graphic text editor,
> and makes it easier to otherwise manipulate files and directories as
> root.  Thus I'm making the suggestion to add the super user file
> viewer function back on the menu.
> 3.  Find Function Broken & Suggestion to Make It a Stand-alone Entry
> on the Menu.
> The "find" function built into Dolphin and Konqueror does not work.  I
> miss the "find" function that used to be on the menu in PCBSD 1.x.

Start button, Applications, Find Files & Folders

> 4.  Multimedia Plays Video Files with Yellow Cast.
> After installation, the using multimedia video on my ACER portable [P4
> @1.5Ghz, built-in Intel Centrino sound, video, and wifi chips] gave
> mpg, avi, and wmv files a distinctive and disturbing yellowish cast
> that is not evident when using other applications.  It had never been
> present when using XP, or when using PCBSD releases prior to PCBSD
> Beta.  The video chip is an Intel 855 and I am using the "Intel"
> driver (not 3D enabled).  The screen is the matte LCD with the best
> resolution of 1024 x 780.  Rebooting into PCBSD did not solve this
> problem, but rebooting into XP where the videos had the "correct"
> colors and then rebooting back to PCBSD fixed the problem.  That makes
> no sense.
> Note to self -- Employer needs to replace my computer with a nice
> multi-core P4, 4 Gb RAM, 17" bright screen display, large hard disk,
> etc.
> 5.  Beta Makes Great Impression.
> Otherwise things are working impressively great.  The speed
> improvement is fabulous as noted by others, Dolphin has not crashed on
> me, and my ACER portable is functioning well other than the multimedia
> viewing mentioned above.
> 6.  Congratulations and Thanks for the Hard Work.
> Once again Kris and the PCBSD Development Team has done a fabulous job
> putting the desktop operating system together. I am amazed at how
> responsive Kris and the team are to fixing bugs quickly, incorporating
> suggestions, and improving the product.  It takes so much time that
> all of them must be working 12+ hours a day.  We are all deeply
> grateful for your labors.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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