[PC-BSD Testing] 09142009 Alpha (Live) Mouse Freeze

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Sep 18 06:23:53 PDT 2009


Thanks for the report! I've checked this out here, and found the bug. Its fixed in SVN now, I'll try to re-roll the alpha ISO
sometime next week with the fix in place.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Thu, 17 Sep 2009, Ian Robinson wrote:

> Testing PCBSD 8 Alpha 2 0914209 in the Live mode resulted in a mouse pointer freeze.  This was 100% repeatable on two different systems. 
> Although the CD booted to a beautiful X Windows display, I could do nothing because the mouse was frozen.  I could jump to console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and back
> to X (Ctrl-Alt_F2).  An error message on the console screen said:
> Detecting X Setup
> Error:  syntax error
> Also, the console did not have a command prompt -- only a small white rectangle.  Although one could type with the keyboard to display text on the
> console screen and press Enter or Return to move to the next line, the console would not respond in any other way.  The only exception is that the
> console would take a "Ctrl C" and begin a normal shutdown and reboot.  The "last PID" reported was pid 1965.
> System #1 was a 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 with 1.5 Gb RAM, Nvidia graphics, standard keyboard & PS/2 mouse.
> System #2 was 3.4 GHz Dual Xeon with 4 Gb RAM, Nvidia graphics, standard keyboard, USB wireless mouse.
> On System#1, the X startup screen was a nice blue with white polka dots, while on System#2 the startup screen remained gray with white polka dots until
> turning blue at the end.  While both video cards were Nvidia, #1 was older FX500 w/ 128 Mb RAM and #2 was Quadro FX3400 w/ 256 Mb RAM.
> #1 with only 1.5 Gb RAM did its hardware detect and transition to X very s-l-o-w-l-y.
> #2 with dual Xeon & 4 Gb RAM completed hardware detect very quickly -- quicker that PCBSD 7.1.1.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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