[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 12152009 Up!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Dec 17 11:34:56 PST 2009

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, Arthur Koziol wrote:

> On 12/17/2009 9:43 AM, 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>
>>>>> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; format=flowed; charset=US-ASCII
>>>>> 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.
>>> 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,
> No ATI card on my system but I was just passing the info along to Mike
> who was noticing the odd behavior when selecting the ATI driver on the
> new alpha. Is the updated radeaonhd driver in the new alpha as well?
> Arthur
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I'm pretty sure the latest radeonhd is included as well, I updated the ports tree around the
8th or so, and that hit ports on the 4th ;)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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