[PC-BSD Testing] Next Snapshot available

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Tue May 18 17:55:04 PDT 2010

I forgot to add that, with the 5/17 snapshot, it doesn't matter which GPU I
set to use in the BIOS, both will send me to the black screen with a cursor.

I have tried booting into VESA mode with the same results.  This time,
however, I was able to get a glimps of the error message after I pushed the
power button to shutdown.  The line of message that I was able to catch was
along the lines of:
"Failed to start GUI with detected driver", and then another one "Failed to
start GUI with VESA driver".


On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Bill Sun <billksun at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>  -Bill
> 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
>> iXsystems
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