[PC-BSD Testing] 7.1 release

doverosx at gmail.com doverosx at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 13:10:50 PDT 2009


Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
> no, I was talking about the main menu... I know that the favorites do not 
> refresh.
>
> I noticed that my VMware was setup to 256Mb ram .. and WoW.. I was impressed 
> with the speed for that little RAM.  Once that I put the ram to 1Gb, the 
> menu started to refresh, I bet that is some latency in refresh because of 
> the memory.. don't think that it will happen often to many users to have 
> 256Mb :-).
>
> About the printing issue, that is a show stopper for me, my company runs the 
> whole system on a web based interface FF compatible (I need to test it on 
> Opera, as FF is starting to annoy me with memory leaks and needed restarts)
> I'll keep using FF2 for now ;-) as the 3.0.5 crashes and doesn't start on 
> 7.1 (3.0.5 was printing correctly in 7.0.2 if only one printer configured). 
> I tried different pages, graphics and just text with CSS formatting and just 
> text files.  looks like that the CSS is weirdly rendered in printing.. 
> fuzzy... something that I think may have to do with antialias.
>
> Fabry
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <doverosx at gmail.com>
> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 10:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] 7.1 release
>
>
>   
>> kris at pcbsd.org wrote:
>>     
>>>> great job everybody!
>>>> I found a few problems:
>>>>
>>>>  - The menu doesn't refresh after a PBI upgrade (installed 3.0.5 
>>>> upgraded
>>>> to 3.0.8, menu stayed at 3.0.5)
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Can you duplicate this? What happens if you run "kbuildsycoca4" from
>>> konsole? Does the menu still not refresh? PBIs by default run this after
>>> an install, and its *supposed* to refresh the menu a few seconds later.
>>> (It does here anyway)
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>>  - thunderbird  still doesn't load the correct LANG.  I solved this by
>>>> adding
>>>>         .UTF-8
>>>> at line 6 right after "=" -f2`, so the string will end with:   cut -d 
>>>> "="
>>>> -f2`.UTF-8"; export LANG
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> This is fixed in the PBI format, but we haven't had a thunderbird update
>>> since I corrected it. It'll be in the next PBI of thunderbird :)
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>>  - installed thunderbird with icon on desktop, upgraded to new version 
>>>> and
>>>> the icon on the desktop disappeared.
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> This is normal behavior for the moment. I'm still trying to find a good
>>> solution to detect / restore desktop icons during an upgrade.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>>  - restarts lose the monitor resolution (in vmware)
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Yea, that's vmware specific I believe.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>>  - printing, the GUI doesn't send the test page but returns with an 
>>>> error
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> I can confirm this here, the printer is working, but the GUI test option
>>> doesn't function. I'll look into this next week, see where the problem is
>>> occuring.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>>  - firefox web page printing is unreadable.  but the text on the borders
>>>> (url, page title, page #, date) look great
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> I've seen this as well in all FF3 versions. Whats weird is that
>>> occasionally it works, but I think that depends on the website font being
>>> printed. It's been bugging me also, I'll take a look into it soon. It's
>>> most likely an issue with the FF3 port / PBI itself, not the system.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>>  - clicking on the menu and start typing doesn't work anymore, I need to
>>>> click on the search textarea before I am able to search into the menu (I
>>>> know, ALT+F2 does pretty much the same)
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Humm, I'm not sure if this is a bug in KDE 4.2.2, or if it was changed
>>> that way purposely. (Maybe key strokes are used to navigate by default
>>> instead of typing now) You may want to check bugs.kde.org for that one :)
>>>
>>>
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>> Can you duplicate this? What happens if you run "kbuildsycoca4" from
>> konsole? Does the menu still not refresh? PBIs by default run this after
>> an install, and its *supposed* to refresh the menu a few seconds later.
>> (It does here anyway)
>>
>> ****************
>>
>> Perhaps he his talking about the Favourites menu? I know the favourites 
>> menu doesn't update and doing so would be quite nice.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Brodey
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Have you tried using a ports install of FF? You'll be able to configure 
for many CUPS options that the PBI build may leave out. Oddly enough, I 
don't find myself printing from PC-BSD ....yet.

Regards,
Brodey


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