[PC-BSD Testing] 8.0-beta x64 testing, few issues

Alexander Yerenkow yerenkow at uct.ua
Wed Jan 6 06:13:13 PST 2010


2010/1/6 rascal <rascal at tiscali.cz>

> Hi all!
> This is my first email ever to mailing list, so hopefully it will work :)
>
> I installed 8.0-beta x64 on my laptop (thinkpad R61 with nvidia video
> card) and I'd like to report this issues:
>
> 1. slow boot of the cd. The hardware detection was quick, but loading of
> the modules needed for zfs (zfs.ko, opensolaris and so on...) was very
> slow. But maybe this cannot be improved. It's not that big problem
> anyway, since it happens only from CD.
>
> 2. Czech translation of the installer is very bad. I mean VERY bad. I
> understand that someone has little time to do that, but the language is
> VERY bad (it's supposed to be funny or what, but it isn't), many things
> are missing.
> I'd like to help, but don't know how, and can't promise I will have time
> (exams coming), but I can do some reviews at least.
>

Go and register at http://pootle2.pcbsd.org/pootle
Even half-hour of your time would be very useful.
 You can translate from browser, or download resource files to translate
offline.
You can contact me on any isseues regarding pootle translation system :)


> 3. Installer appearance: on some screens (eg. the third one) the font is
> too big, so it doesn't fit well in the window. There are many similar
> graphical glitches, It would be nicer if they weren't there. We don't
> need bells and whistles in the installer, but it should look well done.
>
> 4. I have an nvidia quadro NVS 140M graphic card, the nvidia driver is
> working well. But since pcbsd 7.x (I didn't try earlier versions) I have
> a this problem. Right after the installation, when the comp is first
> rebooted, there is a "graphic card wizard" thing. I choose the driver,
> the test goes well, the driver is set up. Then I guess it tries to load
> kdm and continue to KDE, but this is not working. I keep receiving
> messages like that:
> login:
> X server startup timeout, terminating
> Xserver for display 0: cannot be started, session disabled.
>
> This goes again and again. When I restart my laptop, it loads kdm
> without problems, nvidia driver is working well. I don't know, if this
> happens when I enter this graphical card wizard later, but after
> installation it happens always.
>
> 5. I was going to complain about ugly KDM theme, but the new one is very
> nice. The old one didn't work well on my widescreen, the background was
> in 4:3 ratio and on the sides there where some ugly artefacts. Now its
> nice.
>
> 6. iwn driver could be enabled by default (as wpi and ipw are). Many
> laptops has intel 4965 wifi, so it would be nice. It's probable, that it
> needs also this line
>
> legal.intel_iwn.license_ack=1
>
> probably yes, all intel wifi cards needs this licence acknowledgement...
>
> 7. not sure about this one, but powerd seem not to be running in default
> install.
>
> I know this are stupid things most of the time, I'm no expert. But it would
> be much nicer and easier, if those things were not there.
>
> thanks
>
> Michal
>
>
>
>
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Regards,
Alexander Yerenkow
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