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

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Mon Feb 22 10:02:30 PST 2010

On 02/22/2010 10:15 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 02/22/2010 11:12, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>> 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 :)
>> Kris,
>> Yup, on all three installs I had no issues, crashing, or reboots, worked
>> as has always. No non-standard options chosen, no ZFS. I normally
>> install all the available PBIs except Source but this time I did not
>> install Pidgen, Opera, Thunderbird, and I think one other that escapes
>> me. I will try another install later with everything except Source.
>> Video driver is Intel 3D enabled, same settings as was for RC2.
>> I powered down and rebooted about 15 more times since my e-mail and
>> *one* time I was able to click on Kicker and other stuff on the desktop
>> but when I did CTRL-ALT-F1, the screen corrupted with vertical lines and
>> everything locked up. I just hard powered off and restarted and now the
>> desktop is not clickable and I can see that iBus is not loaded. All that
>> is loaded is mixer, system updater, and the icon between mixes and
>> system updater (sorry, can't hover the mouse to get the name, duh).
>> Here's another thing that's odd. From the time I was able to click on
>> things and do stuff, I opened System Settings and minimized it to the
>> task bar. It was shortly after that when I tried CTRL-ALT-F1 and it to
>> ok a crap on me. Now when it boot to the desktop, I see System Settings
>> in the task bar as if it is remembering the session that did work for
>> me. I will keep trying to get at that .xsession-erros file one way or
>> another.
>> Ok a few more experiments for me while booting and from what I can tell,
>> the instant that iBus loads is when things get borked. I am able to
>> click on Kicker and get at the programs but as soon as iBus tries to
>> load, things stop. I'll keep at it and try a few other things.
>> Arthur
> Ok, that helps me narrow it down a bit more. It sounds like a driver
> issue, when you see corrupted vertical lines and such on the screen. How
> about if you re-run the display setup wizard, and switch to regular
> "vesa" mode. Even if its a lower resolution, does it solve these issues
> and get the desktop to a working point?


Yup, re-running DSW and using VESA allows me to get to and run the 
desktop fine. But, you're gonna hate this, I reinstalled RC2 to test 
CTRL-ALT-F1 and it dropped down to the virtual session with no screen 
corruption. Desktop and all else works fine. By the way, how do I look 
at the .xsession-errors file while in VS1 (and exit out of VS1 to 
desktop when done? =P). I'm going to try 8 Release again and see if I 
can get at that session file while I wait for your reply.


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