[PC-BSD Testing] Testing 7.1.1-RC1 + one new issue with Filezilla launching

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jun 18 06:22:55 PDT 2009

On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Arthur Koziol wrote:

>       > Ok, some initial things I noticed which beating on 7.1.1 RC.
>       >
>       > 1. The new loader screen and animation is slick.
>       > 2. Setting up display resolutions and testing modes is hella faster.
>       > XServer 1.6.1, I see?
>       > 3. KDE 4.2.4 is *much* more responsive. And yay, the KDE guys fixed
>       > the issue with text input field shrinking when a bad command or
>       > incorrect password is entered.
>       > 4. Running Portsnap in System Manager downloaded and did it's thing
>       > fairly quick but then sat at 100% progress complete / "new ports or
>       > files" for well over 10 minutes while the HD grinded away. Running it
>       > again an hour later, it finished quickly.
>       Fixing this now. The first time you run portsnap it has to build an index file, which
>       can take quite some sime. I'm going to add a check for this, so we can notify the user that
>       it may be a bit of time.
> Yes, that sounds like a good idea. Some users who don't have an HD light that shows something is grinding away in the background might
> cancel it think it's stuck or something.
>       > 5. When you click Generate to get a diag sheet, it says could not
>       > start process but this is likely a KDE thing I'm guessing.
>       I'm looking into this. It only appears once though, which makes me think its some cache data
>       from KDE being regened which causes the error :(
> I just tried it again and still got the same "Could not start process Cannot talk to klauncher: the name org.kde.launcher was not
> provided by any .service files." message. Funny thing is if I click OK to continue past the error message and save the file, it does
> output the info without issue. Don't worry KDE 4.3 will solve ALL your problems (and walk your dog for you too). ;-) This is also
> present (for me at least) after reverting to PCBSD 7.1 and clicking generate.
>       > 6. Clicking System Settings > Display > Gamma shuts down Display
>       > Settings. I think this was also in 4.2.4 and is probably a KDE thing as well.
>       It seems to work here, what video card / driver?
>       > 7. Checking on Enable Desktop Effects" and clicking Apply throws a
>       > "Sorry...." error.
>       What video card / driver? Also, did you reboot before trying to apply the effects?
> I selected Intel-3D-Enable. Choosing the regular Intel driver makes no diffy either. It's a clunky old Intel 915G (reported as 915G
> GMCH from the diag) on a Dell OptiPlex GX280 but I have been able to use OpenGL in the past. I'm guessing it's because of mesa 7.4 or
> the new X-Server. 7.1.1 RC is using the 2.7.1 Intel driver now, yes? This might improve or be working in mesa 7.5 (any day now). After
> reverting back to PCBSD 7.1, choosing Intel-3D-Enable, I can get all effects and under Desktop settings the Desktop Effects box was
> already checked on.
> The exact error message in 7.1.1 RC is a bit truncated in the middle but reads:
> "Failed to activate desktop effects using the ...gs will be reverted to their previous values."
> "Check your X configuration. You may also ..., especially changing the compositing type."

Ahh, yes thats the problem then. My intel laptop has all kinds of issues now also, with the new driver / xorgserver, mesa, etc. 
Once mesa 7.5 hits ports, I'll give it a rebuild and *hopefully* these issues will go away.

> Ok, and here's one new thing I just found while attempting to FTP a text file of the above error to my FTP site with FileZilla.
> FileZilla, which I just used yesterday, now just crashes on loading with the below message:
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libwx_gtk2_aui-2.8.so.0" not found, required by "filezilla"

Fixed this in SVN, it'll get re-built with that new lib here soon :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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