[PC-BSD Testing] [Fwd: PCBSD 7.1 Beta1 AMD 64]

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Sat Mar 14 06:05:15 PST 2009


Have you tried the nv-fix patch that Kris put out? I have an nVidia  
8500GT card that would only run in vesa mode. Kris sent out a patch  
that fixed that problem. Read the following.

>> "Bill and others may experience issues with using the nvidia driver  
>> on
>> BETA1, related to libwfb being incorrectly replaced with nvidia's
>> version. Here is the fix:
>>
>> Install PC-BSD 7.1-BETA1
>> Skip the video setup, or use vesa mode, (Do not use the nvidia  
>> driver,
>> it will remove some files incorrectly)
>> Once up at the desktop, download this file
>>
>> http://www.pcbsd.org/~kris/nv-fix.tgz
>>
>> Run these commands:
>> # rm /PCBSD/packages/*
>> # cd /
>> # tar xvzf nv-fix.tgz
>>
>> Then reboot, and choose option 7 to re-run the x-setup tool. You  
>> should
>> have new nvidia drivers available, such as 180.37, and they won't  
>> delete
>> libwfb incorrectly anymore.
>>
>> Bill, can you confirm this gets your card working again? I didn't  
>> catch
>> it before, because not all setups use the libwfb driver it seems, and
>> just ignored if it was bad.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>
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On Mar 13, 2009, at 8:31 PM, Yvan Martin wrote:

> After a fresh install with Beta 1, there is one improvement:  
> Thunderbird Mail works!
>
> However, Firefox 3.0.6 crashes upon starting and I cannot connect to  
> the PBI download site (Conqueror Browser does not open either)...  
> it's like PC-BSD never ran on this system before!
>
> Also only the nv driver was available again when starting X- 
> server... on the plus side no system freezes so far this time.
>
> Yvan
>
> From: Yvan <navyn5 at shaw.ca>
> Date: March 13, 2009 7:52:20 PM PDT
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7.1 Beta1 AMD 64
> Reply-To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>
>
> I upgraded my PC-BSD 7.1 from Alpha 2 to Beta 1 install last night and
> the trouble began:
>
> 1. During X-server configuration I could no longer select any of the
> numbered version nVidia drivers, only nv... which seemed OK, but later
> froze.
> 2. Neither Firefox 3.0.6 nor Thunderbird would launch. I saw the
> bouncing icon for a minute then it would simply give up for both apps.
> 3. I decided to download new PBIs and re-install them. When I ran the
> Firefox 3.0.6 uninstall script it did not get rid of the menu entries,
> but after I installed Firefox 3.0.7 it would launch properly at least.
> 4. When I tried to uninstall Thunderbird Mail the script wanted to
> uninstall Firefox instead as if there were crossed wires somewhere. I
> went into the program folder I noticed that the uninstalled Firefox
> 3.0.6 folder was still there. After trying to run scripts and/or using
> the Add/Remove program utility I resorted to using rm -r on both the
> Firefox 3.0.6 and Thunderbird folders to get rid of them and
> re-installed a working version of Thunderbird.
> 5. I also experienced a couple of freezes that forced me to shut down
> the X-server once and the whole PC the next time.
>
> Altogether Beta 1 has been a lot worse on my AMD 64 with nVidia 7600GT
> than Alpha 1 or 2 ever were. I am sad to say that my Windows 7 Beta
> install has done better, which I did not expect.
>
> I will try a fresh install tonight instead of the Apha2 to Beta1  
> upgrade
> I used before, but I am not sure that it will care of all the  
> oddities.
> I will let you know if it does.
>
> Yvan
>
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