[PC-BSD Testing] 8.1 RC1 Issues

Alexander Yerenkow yerenkow at uct.ua
Mon Jul 12 23:18:56 PDT 2010

  11.07.2010 8:09, Bill Sun пишет:
> 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?
>    2. 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".
>    3. 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.
>    4. IBus is not quite working properly.  I have added
>       Chinese-PinYin  and Chinese-ChewYin input methods in
>       "Preferences".  However, I cannot select the ChewYin IME.  The
>       tray icon simply flashes to the ChewYin icon and back to the
>       default.  The PinYin IME works, but there is no graphics for the
>       icon.  There is also no icons for the language panel under
>       PinYin (see attachment).  I was pleasantly surprised that IBus
>       was installed by default, but it would be nice if the Qt
>       applications default to using IBus as the IM as well.  So far
>       I've only figured out how to get dolphin to use IBus.  I have no
>       idea how to do so in Kate.  Also, IIRC, version 1.3 and up of
>       ibus-pinyin can toggle between Traditional and Simplified
>       Chinese input, however, I do not see such option in the version
>       with RC1.

I'll look into it, but probably at weekend only;
We have 1.3.3 version of ibus in ports, however 1.3.6 available;
An also it could be simply due to broken port of pinyin.

>   1.
>    2. I was surprised to find out that the thumb buttons on my
>       Logitech G9 mouse works out of the box.  However, the left and
>       right tilt buttons on the wheel were reported as the thumb
>       buttons as well (buttons 8 & 9) in xev.
>    3. 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.
> 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
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