[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 12152009 Up!

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Wed Dec 16 13:08:29 PST 2009

On 12/16/2009 3:05 PM, Mike Bybee wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:22:08 -0500 (EST)
>> From: Kris Moore<kris at pcbsd.org>
>> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 12152009 Up!
>> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>> Message-ID:<alpine.BSF.2.00.0912161013220.63170 at hubble>
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>> Everybody,
>> Thank you so much for your continual testing of these PC-BSD 8.0 Alphas! I've just uploaded build 12152009,
>> which I'm hoping will be the last Alpha release before we move to a regular public Beta. I've fixed
>> many of the reported issues for this alpha including:
>> * Non-working Flash support
>> * Fixed nvidia driver conflict with "powerd"
>> * Fixed installing to "free" space on a partition
>> * Added details button to failure notification of install, along with ability to generate
>>    an error report, and optionally mail it off the system.
>> * Cosmetic fixes to SysInstaller
>> * Includes some additional optional PBI components, such as FF, K3B and Amarok, the full set will
>>    be available in the beta, after the build server finished churning them out.
>> A few of the issues reported in the past day or so are fixed in SVN, and will be in the beta, such as:
>> * Missing /media folder
>> * Hiding the "auto-login user" button when installing FreeBSD
>> * Skip of integrity check when doing LIVE mode
>> In order to prep us to go to public beta, please beat up the installer as much as possible, I would like to
>> fix as many bugs in it as we can. I'm still aware of some bugs relating to the KDE install and will work
>> on those during the beta cycle.
>> Thanks!!
>> Download URL:
>> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-iso/
>> --
>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
> Hit an installer bug just last night - I'll see if I can replicate on
> the new DVD.
> System installs fine, gets up to the display chooser. When I pick ati
> or ati-3d (ati has always worked previously on this system) the screen
> goes to black and the box completely hangs - can't even switch to any
> of the other shells F1-F3 etc. Completely non-responsive -even to
> numlock/ctrl+alt+delete/ctrl+alt+bkspace, etc.
> Card is an ATI Xpress 1100 (typically solid under PC-BSD)
> Any ideas? Is there a log I should be able to check to get you more
> detailed info after rebooting into emergency shell or something?
I'm just now doing a fresh install with the new alpha but have you given 
the new ATI driver 6.12.14 a shot yet? Not sure if it's made it in the 
new alpha yet.


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