[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 12152009 Up!

A.Yerenkow yerenkow at uct.ua
Thu Dec 17 10:36:37 PST 2009

On 17.12.2009 17:43, Kris Moore wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>> 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
confirm, success install for freed vista 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.

1. Kris, I have here da0s1a with install; it installs system OK, and 
after that it tries to install PBIs;
I see in logs something like this:
found cd - da0s1

and mount gives me the same
/cdmnt -> da0s1 instead of da0s1[a]

2. I tried to install from usb flash to laptop pcsbsd, laptop died in 
the middle.
just right after that I couldn't boot from usb - after I ran fsck, next 
boot was OK.
I suggest to mount all needed files from source (dvd/cd/usb) in forced 
readonly mode, to avoid such things.
And probably if device type is usb flash, check if there is need fsck 
and maybe run it? :)

>>>> 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.
>> Arthur
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> Yea, that driver is in the latest Alpha:
> xf86-video-ati-6.12.4 X.Org ati display driver
> If that driver is causing lockups on your system, with both the 3d / non 3d settings,
> you'll need to either report the issue to Robert Noland over at the FreeBSD x11 mailing list,
> or try to do some manual debugging, by turning off X, creating custom xorg configs, and seeing if you
> can get any crash dump info. He'll probably know more on how to debug it than I do:
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-x11
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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Best Regards
Alexander Yerenkow,
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