[PC-BSD Testing] today's bug report and questions

Dru Lavigne drulavigne at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 7 13:39:35 PDT 2009

>From the remainder of System Settings.




Software Manager Configuration: does "keep downloaded software in temporary directory" mean that it goes to /tmp instead of the path in the Misc tab? What is the /usr/local/tmp path used for in Misc?

In System Components, you can't highlight multiple components. A select all button would also be handy. Also, if there is a failure (e.g. CD not accessible or file not found) it keeps on trucking along with no way to cancel the operation without quitting the app altogether.

Can you still configure how often to check for updates? e.g. at boot time, once per day, etc.

System Manager: Is the Tasks tab still needed? Will the Fetch Ports option fetch to the ports jail or will it cause the user problems? I like the idea of just doing this in Software Manager -> System Components as the user can see if they are installed.

System Manager -> Misc tab: changing the language did not make a difference.

strigidaemon does not start by default and it looks like the correct way to do this is in Autostart (there are no rc scripts for it and it needs dbus to start). Should I advise readers to add it manually to Autostart if they want to use it or should it be included in the default PC-BSD Autostart settings? 

/etc/rc.d/powerd is failing at boot time, meaning it does not show in System Settings -> Hardware. Manual starting gives this error:

Starting powerd.
powerd: lookup freq: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/powerd: WARNING: failed to start powerd

Anyone know if there is a bluetooth management backend for FreeBSD? KDE is expecting Bluez (used by Linux but not FreeBSD). If there isn't a backend, we should consider removing the bluetooth section from System Settings -> Hardware. It there is a backend, we should add it to the packages installed by the OS. From what I could figure out, bluetooth is handled by netgraph, meaning it would be cool to have a custom netgraph configuration mdoule at some point in the future.

Are there any distribution restrictions which prevent the OS from loading the necessary loader.conf lines for iwi(4) and ipw(4)? loader.conf correctly adds the legal* sysctl knobs, but none of the load rc knobs.

KDE Resources: When click on any of the resources (contacts, calendar, etc.) in the drop down menu get this error: There is no valid standard resource. Please select one which is neither read-only nor inactive.

Applications -> System -> Wallet Management Tool does not launch the app. However, it does start okay from System Settings -> KDE Wallet -> Launch Wallet Manager.

Login Manager: changing the language in the General tab has no effect.

Login Manager -> Themes tab: clicking on Get New Themes fails with "there was an error loading data providers". It should be connecting to the KDM Themes section of kde-look.org.

Login Manager -> Users tab -> click on icon in User Images section -> Browse results in this error: "could not start process cannot talk to klauncher: the name org.kde.klauncher was not provided by any .service files". It still allows you to browse, but the error should not appear. 

Login Manager -> Convenience tab: tells people to read help but the System Settings Handbook does not seem to be installed as selecting it from the Help menu or pressing F1 within the screen does not do anything. Ditto for any other screen within System Settings.

Power Management: if System settings are started in administrative mode, this module fails with the error:

The configuration module can not be started, since there seems to be a problem with eht PowerDevil Daemon. Read below for more details.
PowerDevil seems not to be started. Either you have its service turned off, or there is a problem in D-Bus.

However, powerd is already running (it has a PID).

If I start Power Management (not in administrative mode), it opens so it may be a permissions problem in dbus-land.

Samba -> Printers tab: does this tab work? Double-clicking the printers share does nothing (unlike doubleclicking homes in the Shares tab which brings up a whole menu)

Is there supposed to be add/remove buttons for the Shares and Printers tabs? If not, how do you add another share/printer?

The Samba -> Users tab does not show any users in the Unix users list so there is no way to add them.

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