[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7.1.1-RC1

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jun 18 06:27:20 PDT 2009

Can you provide a bit more detail on how your existing 7.1 installs are done? What partitions, what size, etc? I've done
upgrades here from 7.1 -> 7.1.1 without any issues :P

Also the intel drivers appear to have major regressions in this build, I'll be watching for fixes to them as well, since my
intel laptop doesn't work right with it either.

As for the nvidia, what video card do you have, and does any of the newer drivers support it?

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Ian Robinson wrote:

> Testing PCBSD 7.1.1-RC1 on a laptop and a desktop.
> I attempted an upgrade from 7.1 on each of them.  Both upgrades started out well but failed about 60% of the way through.  The install
> DVD had passed the integrity check.  The error message stated that they would have to reboot.  The error message also recommended a
> restart in the safe mode.  I removed the install media and attempted a reboot from the hard disk which hung after the welcome menu. 
> Examination of the disk showed almost all files were intact, but the /bin directory had been removed during the upgrade.  Sounds
> normal.
> Next I conducted a fresh install which went well until the video driver install.  On the portable, which uses an Intel Centrino
> chipset, choosing the Intel driver caused a continuous recycling of the video setup screen.  I had to settle for the VESA choice.  On
> the desktop, which uses an older Nvidia Vanta, the 71.86.09 driver caused a "Fatal Trap 12" page fault, did a memory dump to a file
> called vmcore.0, and spontaneously rebooted.  This action was 100% repeatable.  I had to use the nv driver.
> After installation, the system operated well.  The default screen and theme are attractive.  Operations appear to process faster.  
> Nice job Kris.
> In a few hours I will be setting up the printers and using programs to further test the system.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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