[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 35, Issue 41

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 11:51:40 PST 2009

Testing PCBSD 8.0-Alpha-20091215-i386
HP Vectra VL-420 P4 @ 2.0 GHz, 1.5 Gb RAM, NVidia GeForce FX 5500

1.  Installer -- If you leave the installation routine to complete
unattended, it does not wait indefinitely for you to click the
"Finish" button.  Instead, it recycles after some time back into the
installation routine.  One would think that ejecting the disk and
restarting would leave you with a completed installation, but the
restart leaves you hanging at the "boot" loader prompt and the
"0:(a,1) /boot/kernel/kernel" command (where the variables depend on
your particular hard disk and its slices) does not cause a launch.
Consequently. the installation time is wasted because you have to
reinstall and monitor the process.

2.  Dolphin Admin Mode --While using Dolphin in the Admin Mode to try
to delete files owned by root, the program generated the following
Error Message:

Could not start process Cannot talk to klauncher:  The name
org.ked.klauncerh was not provided by any .service files.

3.  The Firefox pbi included in the alpah iso is extremely slow in
displaying pages, including things like jumping back from another
program to Firefox.  In the latter case, Firefox does not need to wait
for any outside network since the web page has already been
downloaded.  In contrast, going the other way (from Firefox to the
other program) is not slow.  The other programs running at the time
were terminal, Dolphin, and KWrite.

Although the problem is 100% repeatable on this computer, I did not
have that problem on other computers, including ones with less
processing power and memory.  For example, the computer involved here
is a P4 running at 2.0 GHz, 1.5 Gb RAM, and an NVidia card with 128 Mb
of memory.   Firefox ran faster on an HP PIII, 1.0 GHZ, 512 Mb memory,
w/ older NVidia card with 64 Mb of memory.  Frequently Firefox is
crashing with the following error message.  :1: error: unexpected end
of file, expected character `='

Firefox has been updated since the PCBSD alpha package was last
released, so perhaps that would solve the problem.  Other web browsers
like Konqueror do not have the problem either.

4.  General comment -- I'm regularly using the 64 bit PCBSD Alpha on
another computer and it is very satisfying.

5.  End-of-Year-Reminder -- Dru Lavigne is writing her new publication
& her deadline is approaching.

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> On 12/24/2009 23:26, stautzenberger at speakeasy.net wrote:
>> You're absolutely right - I never use KsCD, but it is broken.
>> Sid
> Its not KsCD itself thats broken, rather its Xine on FreeBSD:
> I reported this bug a long time ago, but the error still remains :(
> http://bugs.xine-project.org/show_bug.cgi?id=173
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