[PC-BSD Testing] 7.1 Beta1

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Mon Mar 9 08:47:15 PDT 2009

On Mar 9, 2009, at 8:07 AM, Kris Moore wrote:

> Bill Leeper wrote:
>> Kris Moore wrote:
>>> Bill Leeper wrote:
>>>> Sorry about that, I should have included more info. I have an  
>>>> 8500GT
>>>> with 512MB and I tried all three nVidia drivers and the nv  
>>>> driver. I
>>>> have a widescreen flat panel using a DVI connector. As soon as I
>>>> tell  it to apply the settings I get the text screen where it
>>>> generates a  new xorg. I then come back to the configure screen  
>>>> where
>>>> I get the  message previous attempt failed please check your  
>>>> settings
>>>> and try  again. This is pretty much the exact same problem I had  
>>>> with
>>>> the first  alpha as far as I can tell. I even tried the custom
>>>> settings to enter  the refresh rates and it makes no difference.  
>>>> The
>>>> settings section  does correctly identify my card as a GeForce  
>>>> 8500 GT.
>>> Ok, here's what I need you to do in order for me to troubleshoot /  
>>> fix
>>> this issue.
>>> Boot PC-BSD 7.1-BETA1, then hit "7" at the boot-splash to re-run  
>>> the X
>>> setup tool. Try using the 180.35 driver as you normally would,  
>>> then go
>>> ahead and hit Apply. After it fails, and you get brought up to the
>>> "Your previous attempt failed" screen, right-click on the desktop  
>>> and
>>> bring up xterm, then run the following command:
>>> # tar cvf /root/xlogs.tar /PCBSD/tmp/xsetup.log /etc/X11 /root/xorg*
>>> Then go ahead and setup vesa mode as you've been doing, and e-mail  
>>> me
>>> the /root/xlogs.tar file. I should be able to help get this resolved
>>> with that info :)
>>> -- 
>>> Kris Moore
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>> Here are the logs you requested.
>> Bill
> Ahh, ok found the problem:
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
> dlopen: /PCBSD/local/lib/xorg/modules//libwfb.so: Undefined symbol
> "miZeroLineScreenIndex"
> (EE) Failed to load /PCBSD/local/lib/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
> (EE) Failed to load module "wfb" (loader failed, 7)
> (EE) NVIDIA(0): Need libwfb but wfbScreenInit not found
> Looks like I have a bug in one of the driver tbz files. The libwfb.so
> file isn't supposed to be replaced with nvidia's version anymore,
> otherwise you get this error. BTW, are you trying with the 180.35  
> driver
> first, or an older driver? I think the bug is in the 177 and 93 series
> driver, they probably remove the libwfb still, and cause this screwup.
> I'll get those updated here shortly, and this bug should go away. If I
> send you a patch, will you be willing to test it?
> --
> Kris Moore
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I have tried all three drivers, but I tried the 180.35 driver first.  
And this morning I only tried the 180.35 driver only.

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