[PC-BSD Testing] 8.1 RC1 Issues
kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jul 12 13:35:36 PDT 2010
On 07/11/2010 01:09, Bill Sun wrote:
> I am running into some issues with my RC1 installation:
> 1. I have some trouble with sound on my RC1 installation. Sound
> does work. But I have 2 sound devices. One is the on-board HDA
> sound, and another is my Audigy2 ZS card. Both work in
> osstest. But in Phonon, I cannot get the sound to output to
> Audigy2. Under the "Multimedia" settings I have moved the
> Audigy2 card to the top of the list. But I cannot get any sound
> output to it. I can only get sound output to my HDA, is there
> any way to make sound work with my Audigy2 card in KDE?
We probably need to set the sysctl hw.snd.default_unit to 1-3 or
something. Can you post output of "cat /dev/sndstat"?
> 1. In "System Settings" -> "Advanced" -> "Samba", the configuration
> screen is read-only. It should probably ask for administration
> password like when you access it from "Launcher" ->
> "Applications" -> "Samba Manager".
Thats a bug in system-settings. However, you can use the other shortcut:
Start -> Applications -> System -> Samba manager
> 1. I can't seem to install fonts from "System Settings" -> "Font
> Installer". When I navigate to the directory with the .otf file
> in the "Add" dialog box, I cannot see the file, hence I cannot
> install it.
What format is ".otf"? I know .ttf / .pcf works, but .otf may be some
> 1. NTFS file systems cannot be mounted. Or more precisely, my NTFS
> formatted USB hard disk cannot be mounted in dolphin. I know
> this can be done using ntfs-3g, but I'm hoping that this is
> installed and configured by default.
Is there any error message when trying to mount it?
> Overall, I am quite impressed with PC-BSD 8.1 RC1. The fit and finish
> is much better than the Kubuntu 9.10 installation that is upgraded
> from Ubuntu that I was using before I wiped it out for PC-BSD. Most
> of the defaults are sensible and I like the fact that there's custom
> artwork in the custom theme. With the more permissible license that
> is BSD, the out-of-the-box experience is much better and practical
> than the one I experienced with Ubuntu (Nvidia binary driver installed
> on first boot, no additional codec installation to view my video
> files, printer installation was a breeze). First impressions are
> good, and even though I still had some sound problems, it's nothing
> compared to the sound problems I had on Linux.
Glad its working! Hopefully we can resolve these other issues for you :)
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