[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha2 for testing

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Wed Feb 25 10:26:46 PST 2009

I was wondering as I cannot test it yet..

is the dual monitor issue fixed?  I.E.: laptop with external monitor, where 
the second monitor is an extension of the first one...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fabrizio Parrella" <fabrizio at bibivu.com>
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Alpha2 for testing

> ok, installed on vmware and so far I am really impressed
> I have 7.0.2 and 7.1 A2 on the same machine same VMware software.
> 7.1a2 is Faster then 7.0.2 and it looks a LOT better
> Love the new system updater, now I was wondering.. do we want the users to
> enter the root password to update the systems?  I have about 30 computers
> here that I am planning to convert to 7.1... until now I always sent an
> email telling them to upgrade, with the new release I will have to go to
> each one enter the root password and update...  Maybe Kris can work some
> magic on this one and allow the updates w/o root password, but everything
> else require password.
> I tried the new Printer tool... definitely a great step toward a better
> printing system, but still not working properly for me..
> I have a printer on the network accessible via internal IP via http.
> installing it wasn't as simple as 1.5, it took a lot longer as it was 
> trying
> to find the printer.  I could continue with issues with the tool, but I
> believe that those are KDE problems and I'll redirect the issues with 
> them.
> ANYWAY... installed configured (the new CUPS is missing a lot of drivers
> that were there before) and when I went to print.. NOTHING.  I had to 
> remove
> and reinstall it in the same exact way, print a test page from the cups 
> web
> interface, then it printed successfully.. weird.
> Opened Firefox, the printer was set as default, click print.. and it 
> worked.
> Now if I want to add my other 2 printers, I will not be able to.. but that
> is a different issue that Kris well know (inability to use different
> printers in FF3)
> I tried to switch to the old standard desktop view.. the first time it
> didn't work... I tried again and the desktop appeared under the widget... 
> I
> removed the widget and the icons where not clickable... tried a second.. 
> 3rd
> time... every time I got a different behavior... once or twice even 
> crashed
> "plasma"... then I figure it out... the "folder view" doesn't refresh !!
> got back to the old view for now...
> I will do some more testing, but it is promising...  too bad that I will 
> not
> be able to install it to my CSRs unless we can use multiple printers (that
> is the only reason why they are still using 1.5)
> Fabry
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 6:26 PM
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Alpha2 for testing
>> 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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