[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.0-RC-x64 -- Various Problems
kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Feb 1 07:05:42 PST 2010
On 01/31/2010 14:34, Ian Robinson wrote:
> PCBSD 8.0-RC-x64 (Fresh Install)
> Dual Xeon 64-bit processor @ 3.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM
> Video Adapter = NVidia Quadro FX 3400 w/ 256 Mb memory
> The following problems have appeared in my system since the BETA version:
> 1. Screen Rendering Delay: Screen rendering is generally slow. For
> example, there is a five to ten second delay after clicking on Start Menu
> (Kickoff Application Launcher) for it to expand, and after trying to move
> from one tab to the other (for example, moving from Favorites to
> 2. Screen color contamination: The menu background (white) is often
> contaminated with 1/2" stripes the same color as the desktop screen. In
> terminal (green letters on black bckgrnd), it will occasionally generate a
> 1/2" wide stripe matching the colors of the desktop screen.
Doe these issues also occur with "nv" driver, or with compositing disabled?
> 3. KM Player: Buttons for "Play" and "Pause" are virtually invisible unlike
> the "Stop" button which has black insets and borders. All the other buttons
> have visibly colored icons.
That's a design problem in kmplayer sounds like, might want to shoot the
developer a notice :)
> 4. Web Pages Slow to Load: Delay in getting web pages to load and in
> saving images to disk (i.e., waiting for save dialog window to appear).
> 5. Menu background contamination: The menu background (white) is often
> contaminated with 1/2" stripes the same color as the desktop screen.
Ditto for drivers, does switching to "nv" or disabling compositing help?
> 6. System Manager: Displays incorrect system memory. Although the
> computer has 4 GB of memory, system manager reports on 768 MB.
> 7. Dolphin Admin: Could not delete files. Error message said "Could not
> start process. Cannot talk to Klauncher: Not connected to DBus Server.
> 8. KMix: Sound Mixer (KMix) will not load from the menus. However, it will
> load if you click on the speaker icon next to the clock and chose mixer from
I see that here as well, their doesn't appear to be a -- flag we can use
to force it to open the mixer dialog though, it defaults to only showing
the system-tray icon, not sure what I can do about that.
> The following problems existed in previous testing versions of PCBSD 8.0 and
> still exist:
> 9. Dolphin Admin: Could not start text editor in Dolphin Admin. Error
> message said: "KDEInit could not launch 'usr/local/kde4/bin/kwrite'"
Fixed in SVN!
Grab and replace this file:
Put it in /usr/local/kde4/share/applications/kde4/, and run
"kbuildsycoca4", it should start working properly now.
> 10. Sound card -- No sound. The sound card is an Intel ICH5 (AC'97).
> Sound support is enabled in /boot/loader.conf and /etc/rc.conf. I've
> confirmed that the sound card is recognized by the system, that the speakers
> are on, that the speaker inputs/computer outputs are connected, that the
> mixer volumes are "up" and not muted. I've tried different sets of speakers
> known to work. The sound card& speakers worked under PCBSD 7.1.1.
I'm at a loss on this one. I don't know enough about sound-driver
internals to help debug it properly. I would recommend posting the
output of "dmesg", "cat /dev/sndstat" and "pciconf -lv" to the freebsd
Hopefully one of the driver devs knows why this got broken in the 8.0
driver, and maybe has a configuration workaround we can incorporate :)
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