[PC-BSD Testing] bugs/feature requests

A.Yerenkow yerenkow at uct.ua
Fri Sep 11 00:12:45 PDT 2009


On 10.09.2009 20:44, Kris Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009, Dru Lavigne wrote:
>
>    
>> My list of questions and requests after writing 2 chapters follows. I'm on a ridiculously tight timeline for each chapter so any feedback
>> is appreciated.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Dru
>>
>> ------
>>
>> Feature requests:
>>
>> Disable screensaver during install as the black screen may panic some new users. I can tell people not to panic in the installation
>> chapter, but it would be better to just disable if possible.
>>      
> I made a note of this to investigate further. I have put config in to disable the screensaver, but I think it is the monitor
> / power-management which is 'blanking' the screen after a set period of inactivity. I'll dig into this and try to get
> it disabled.
>
>    
>> Is it possible to have the install/scripts modify KMixer's default settings? RecMon, Microphone, and IGain are muted and have no volume
>> by default. At the moment I've provided a tip to users, but it would be nice if PC-BSD just did this for the user.
>>      
> Just commited a fix for this, should start Mic / RecMon at 75% and unmuted.
>
>    
>> Is it possible to remove (or hide) .keepme from the Create New menu when someone right-clicks a folder view? This will be confusing to
>> new users and a bit embarrassing to tell them "just pretend it's not there".
>>      
> Fixed in SVN, stray file was causing this issue :P It's gone now
>
>    
>> Anyone know of a list of video cards which support desktop effects which I can refer readers to?
>>      
> I don't have a solid list, but pretty much any nvidia card from 5200FX and onward will work, some intel and ATI work as well,
> just depends completely on the driver support for xorg and in FreeBSD drm. I haven't been able to test everything on 8.0
> yet, but my Intel 965 is working with compositing on my latop, and I have an ATI 9600 Pro that works as well. Anybody else have a
> list we can point to to confirm what works / doesn't work with 3d compositing?
>
>    
>> Are there plans for a (or an existing) PC-BSD/FreeBSD ATI/Radeon driver that does support desktop effects?
>>      
> The radeonHD driver is supposedly going to support it, but I don't really have any first-hand experience on how well
> it works, if at all. Anybody else comment on it?
>
>    
This driver works pretty well, 2d accel works fine, so some effects works.
RadeonHD promise soon 3d for many newer cards, but no estimation known.
>> Are there plans for the 8.0 GNOME PBI to integrate the software manager and network devices into the panel or should readers be referred
>> to the command line equivalents?
>>      
> I don't personally use Gnome, so I'm not sure how much work would go into making them run. If somebody takes that ball and runs
> with it, then sure we'll support it. But to be on the safe-side, the command-line always works, which is useful if somebody installs
> Gnome, XFCE, or some other WM that doesn't support tray apps.
>
> As an aside, from within Gnome, you should be able to still run "systemsettings" to bring up the KDE4 config program, which
> includes the SoftwareManager and Network Stuff.
>
>    
>> Possible bugs:
>>
>> I was not able to get Configure Window Behavior->Actions->Titlebar wheel event to do anything. Anyone know if this is an outstanding KDE
>> bug or just a bug in the FreeBSD version of KDE?
>>
>>      
> Works for me! I plugged in my wheel mouse, and confirmed it works by scrolling a konsole session. Then I went and setup the Titlebar
> wheel even to raise/lower. I clicked apply, then hovered my mouse over the window titlebar, and moving the wheel works just fine, it
> raises or lowers my window when I move it.
>
>
>
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> Kris Moore
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