[PC-BSD Testing] Next Snapshot available

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Tue May 18 17:01:34 PDT 2010

I've just tried the new snapshot and I can't get the GUI installer to load.
 Is this the X setup problem you are referring to, Kris?  Or were you
referring to a later step where it selects the graphics drivers?

I'll try booting using the VESA option next.

Oh, and, before I forget this.  I have 2 GPUs on my computer, one is
on-board, and the other discrete.  Both NVIDIAs.  When I was trying to
install the previous snapshot, I was not able to get to the GUI installer
when I had the BIOS turn on the discrete (PCI-E) graphics first.  It just
hung on "Autoconfiguring X Server ... done."  I had to set the on-board
graphics as the first option in the BIOS, and connect my monitor to the
on-board graphics to be able to reach the GUI installer.

This time around, I get a black screen with a white character box on the top
left of the screen, and I can move my mouse and see th cursor move as well.
 But nothing else happened.


On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 4:55 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

> I've just uploaded the next snapshot of PC-BSD:
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/snapshots/8/
> This snapshot contains the new KDE 4.4.3, Xorg 7.5, new drivers and a TON
> of new ports from the past month, along with a latest 8-Stable release of
> FreeBSD as well of course. Also a lot of fixes are in place for the
> installation, fixing some ZFS issues and other partitioning related quirks.
> Currently I'm seeing a problem with the X setup tool detecting video /
> monitor settings at bootup, but I'm investigating it now.
> If you can, please test this snapshot out, and lets start hunting down bugs
> asap. The FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is nearly here, and I want to get us to
> Beta1 shortly after they do :)
> Thanks!
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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