[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.1-RELEASE
jhugo at meraka.csir.co.za
Fri Jul 23 04:32:15 PDT 2010
Some feedback on upgrading 3x PC's running PCBSD8.1 RC1
1) The installer now loads the PCBSD splash screen and I missed the option to
skip the "check integrity of installer archive" the first time.
2) Upgrade from 8.1 RC1 to 8.1 RELEASE on a zfs partition.
On two of my PC's it worked fine without any problems. On a third one I had to
manually do a "zpool import tank0" on the command line before the installer
could see the old ZFS partition.
3) X with a GeForce 6200 graphics card
With 8.1 RC1 the Display Wizard defaulted to nouveau, but with 8.1 RELEASE it
defaulted to nvidea-256-35. If I select nvidea-256-35 then the PC crarches,
but with nouveau it works fine.
4) X with an ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphics card and dual screens.
The Display Wizard worked fine, I could enable the second screen and it was a
clone of the fist screen. Maybe a better default option for monitor1 might be
to configure it to the right of monitor0 with "Option "RightOf" "Monitor0".
I've manually reconfigured the screens under KDE's "system settings" ->
"display" -> "Size & orientation" -> DVI-I_2 prosition -> right of.
This works, but it does not save the settings for some reason and you have to
redo the setting after a reboot.
5) Dragging apps in X with ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphics card
Draging windows are very slow with Option "Xinerama" "1" included. It works
fine if I take it out.
6) Auto login for KDE
This option was selected on my old installation, but after the upgrade it
stops at the KDM login prompt. How can I change it back to auto login ?
7) Timezone settings with new installation
The timezone selection does not work. /etc/localtime is missing and I have to
manually copy /usr/share/zoneinfo/Africa/Johannesburg to /etc/localtime.
Thanks, looks great
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