[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha2 for testing

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Fri Feb 20 20:21:51 PST 2009

Thanks for fixing the nVidia problem, Kris. This release installed and  
let me set up my 8500 just fine. And I like the new look. So far it  
seems to have solved the video corruption I was getting in the tray  
icons. I did run into a couple of problems, though.

Like several people have said the update manager icon always stays a  
blue triangle, and when I start it up it always gives me the error  
message:   Could not contact the PC-BSD update server...   The thing  
is when I click OK it actually does contact the server and perform the  

Also, there seem to be a lot of printer files missing when you add a  
printer. My brother 5250DN laser has always been listed before but is  
gone now. Fortunately Brother has seen fit to include the PPD file on  
the driver disk so it is easy to add. But it is a bit of a nuisance.  
(I have to admit the same has been said about me more than once).

I tried something a bit different with this install. I used the  
Journeled FS and then dud a custom partition on the 3rd SATA drive. I  
just told it to use the first half of the drive so I could use the  
other part for another OS. I will check out the partition table when I  
reboot to see if it worked as it should.

So far a lot of the little problems that have been cropping up in the  
previous version seem to have been fixed.

On Feb 20, 2009, at 3:26 PM, Kris Moore wrote:

> Hey all, thanks for the reports from Alpha 1! Lots of things have been
> fixed since then, and Xorg 7.4 is acting a bit more normal now, so  
> I've
> gone ahead and cut a release of Alpha2 for everybody to play with.
> Some of the highlights:
> * Fixed nvidia driver support
> * Included new kde printer application
> * Fixes slew of Xorg-related bugs and problems from update to 7.4
> * Patches which improve KDE's plasma stability
> * Numerous other small bugfixes :)
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-iso/PCBSD7.1-ALPHA2-x86-DVD.iso
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-iso/PCBSD7.1-ALPHA2-x86-DVD.md5
> As usual, please report bugs to this list, especially any regressions
> you've found from 7.0.x.
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com
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