[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8 Release: Oh noes, for me it no goes

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Mon Feb 22 08:21:53 PST 2010

On 02/22/2010 9:42 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 02/22/2010 10:34, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>> Kris,
>> Ok, ok so I know it hasn't been OFFICIALLY released but that didn't stop
>> me from grabbing it (32-bit) from one of the mirrors over the weekend to
>> be able to install on my work abuse PC this morning. Here are a couple
>> things that I have already experienced on not one, not two, but three
>> fresh re-installs:
>> 1. I have it set to autologin but after a few seconds of sitting on the
>> desktop, it suddenly logs off and sits at the prompt for username and
>> password. If I log in, it will load the desktop and then nothing works
>> but the mouse. Clock on things and hovering over stuff does nothing. I
>> have to hit the power button to shut down. On subsequent tries I notice
>> that the iBus icon in the tray is not visible. There's a blank space in
>> it's place as if it is loaded but the icon is not displaying.
>> 2. On subsequent boots, if I do make it to the desktop and it does not
>> log off, nothing is clickable on the desktop. It seems frozen. Can't
>> drop down to command line either.
>> I'm going to let it sit for a while and see if something times out or
>> pops up. Kris, anything you want me to try?
>> Arthur
> Odd, did you get a good install each time? No crashing / reboots? If you
> login to virtual console 1, Ctl-Alt-F1, and look at your
> /home/arthur/.xsession-errors file after a login attempt, what errors do
> you see?
> Any non-standard install options? Using ZFS? How about video driver?
> You know the routine, more details the better :)


I did forget to mention that one option I choose other than default 
settings is BASH instead of CSH.


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