[PC-BSD Testing] 8.1 RC1 Issues

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 21:13:31 PDT 2010


So I just tried installing the Inconsolata.otf font by typing the file name
manually, and that worked.  However, I could only install it for "personal"
use and cannot install it for "system-wide" use, it will return a permission
error.  Can the dialog prompt for admin password when needed?

-Bill

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:10 PM, Bill Sun <billksun at gmail.com> wrote:

> In regards to the .otf problem, looks like it was a known problem that had
> been fixed:
>
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194563
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20854
>
> -Bill
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Bill Sun <billksun at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> We probably need to set the sysctl hw.snd.default_unit to 1-3 or
>>> something. Can you post output of "cat /dev/sndstat"?
>>>
>>
>> pcm0: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #0 Analog> (play/rec) default
>> pcm1: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #1 Analog> (play/rec)
>> pcm2: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #2 Digital> (play/rec)
>> pcm3: <HDA Realtek ALC892 PCM #3 Digital> (play)
>> pcm4: <Creative Audigy 2 (EMU10K2)> (play/rec)
>>
>>
>> What format is ".otf"? I know .ttf / .pcf works, but .otf may be some
>>> unknown format.
>>>
>>
>> .otf is suppose to be for OpenType Fonts.  I am trying to install the
>> inconsolata font from:
>>
>> http://www.levien.com/type/myfonts/inconsolata.html
>>
>> Is there any error message when trying to mount it?
>>>
>>
>> I don't see any errors from dolphin when trying to mount it.  Dolphin will
>> open to "~/Documents".  If you select the drive again, it'll just jump
>> back.  Is there a way to view the errors when launching from the console?
>> Currently it just spawns the dolphin process and returns back to the prompt.
>>
>> Also, any ideas on the problems with IBus?  Could the missing graphics
>> indicate a bad install of IBus?
>>
>> -Bill
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 1:35 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>
>>>  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
>>> unknown format.
>>>
>>>
>>>    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.
>>>
>>> -Bill
>>>
>>>
>>> Glad its working! Hopefully we can resolve these other issues for you :)
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Kris Moore
>>> PC-BSD Software
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>>>
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>>
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