[PC-BSD Testing] several problems

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Nov 15 14:14:54 PST 2011

On 11/15/2011 9:30 AM, Ken Moore wrote:
> On 11/15/11 08:53, Sebastian Rehne wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> At first: thank you for the pbi-innovation.
>> Installing pbi's with one click instead of worrying about
>> the dependency-issues just makes fun ... and is a great
>> security improvement, no doubt.
>> Last week i have installed PC-BSD 9.0 on my acer notebook
>> and i am faced with several problems you might can help me with.
>> 1) My headphones didn't work:
>> The headphone-connector didn't work: When connecting my headphones
>> to the notebook, the music still sounds out of the speakers.
>> My colleague Lars Engels, who is member of the freebsd-team,
>> has already helped me with that issue:
>> Adding
>> hint.hdac.0.cad0.nid20.config="as=1 seq=15"
>> hint.hdac.0.cad0.nid21.config="as=1 seq=0"
>> in device.hints routes the bass directly to the ear.
>> Maybe you find a way to solve that issue during the installation.
>> 2) Also in the category "sound":
>> "clementine" does not play my music (regardless of the style
>> of music): Error message says, that the gstreamer plugin is missing.
>> The message pop up when i click on one of my albums in the left
>> panel of the application. Internetradio works.
>> The celemtine feature "all glory to hypnotaud" is no
>> longer funny, when the application crashes and only
>> a reboot can stop the noise.
> How did you install Clementine? I just installed it via the AppCafe a
> moment ago and it played music without any problems at all.
>> Something likewise mysterious as "hypnotaud":
>> Manualy installing amarok with pbimaker was successful and
>> i startet the application succesfully once from my desktop.
>> But then the binary file mystical "is missing" and can't neither
>> be found in /usr/local/bin nor in home/sebastian/bin/amarok-9/.
>> I get no results with "find . -name amarok" or "find . name amarok-0".
>> This happend after switching from xfce to kde and back.
> PBI's that have been installed have their main binaries located at:
> /usr/pbi/(program-name-arch)/.sbin
> Links to these binaries should be located in the (home-dir)/bin folder
> as well.
> Amarok is so integrated with KDE now that we stopped creating a PBI for
> it simply because it does not work without installing all of KDE to run
> it. As such, we simply included it with the KDE multimedia system
> package if you would like to use it.
>> 3) CPU0: local APIC error 0x40
>> dmesg shows the above error-message frequently.
>> I found an advice in the freebsd-forum, to set
>> 'hint.apic.0.disabled' in /boot/device.hints
>> But that didn't help me.
>> I assume that this error might be the reason for some
>> other "application-crashes" i have to deal with. For example
>> the submarine-game downdeep crashes just before
>> i shot the first tropedo. Also xbmc crashes "very constantly"
>> after a few minutes. Switching to an other tty, i can see that
>> the cpu-message appears multiple times in messages. Just
>> a reboot brings me back to a working x-environment.
>> 4) LibreOffice Writer crashes:
>> When i try to chang the font, the writer immediately crashes:
>> pid 32347 (soffice.bin), uid 1001: exited on signal 11
>> Changing the font in the other libre-applications works.
>> If it is helpful for troubleshooting i could
>> start the application with truss next time.
> I am seeing this same error with LibreOffice as well, and it appears to
> be a problem with the program/port itself. You should contact the port
> maintainer (office at freebsd.org I think?) with any additional information
> you can provide about this error.

Possibly fixed in 3.4.4?

>> 5) Scanning doesn't work:
>> I have installed the xsane-pbi, but i can't start the application:
>> [sebastian at pcbsd-4328 /usr/home/sebastian/bin]$ ./xsane
>> Shared object "libcam.so.5" not found, required by "xsane"
>> [sebastian at pcbsd-4328 /usr/home/sebastian/bin]$
>> 6) I can't configure the printer:
>> Printer: LaserJet 1022
>> I didn't found a appropiate driver, generic etc. didn't work.
>> 7) virtual box:
>> Last but not least: i was not able to install a working virtualbox.
>> If i understand it correctly, the "system-panel" just contains the
>> additions for pc-bsd as guest in a virtualbox but not the virtualbox
>> itself. But neither with installed additions or without, creating
>> a virtualbox from ports fail with the following messages:
>> kBuild: Packing /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose/work/VirtualBox-4.0.12_OSE/out/freebsd.x86/release/bin/vboxkeyboard.tar.bz2
>> rm /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose/work/VirtualBox-4.0.12_OSE/out/freebsd.x86/release/obj/pcnet32.rom.rt1.bin /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose/work/VirtualBox-4.0.12_OSE/out/freebsd.x86/release/obj/pcnet32.rom.rt2.zbin /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose/work/VirtualBox-4.0.12_OSE/out/freebsd.x86/release/obj/pcnet32.rom.rt2.bin
>> ===>   Installing for virtualbox-ose-4.0.12
>> ===>   virtualbox-ose-4.0.12 conflicts with installed package(s):
>>        virtualbox-ose-additions-4.0.12
>>        They install files into the same place.
>>        Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1).
>> *** Error code 1
>> Stop in /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose.
>> *** Error code 1
>> Stop in /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose.
>> [root at pcbsd-4328] /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose# pkg_info |grep virtual
>> gvfs-1.6.6_1        GNOME virtual file system
>> qt4-qvfb-4.7.3      Qt virtual framebuffer utility
>> thunar-vfs-1.2.0_1  The virtual filesystem for Thunar
>> virtualbox-ose-additions-4.0.12 VirtualBox additions for FreeBSD guests
> It appears that you are building virtualbox into the base system,
> resulting in the conflicts. I would recommend using either the
> VirtualBox PBI (I use it without any issues) or build virtualbox in a
> port jail as it will prevent issues like this and also prevent you from
> (possibly) corrupting your base system and causing a chain reaction
> throughout the rest of PC-BSD.
>> It seems to me, that removing the check in the "system-panel" does not
>> remove the software from the system. A similar experience a have made
>> with kde, which is still on my system, althought it is "removed" in the
>> gui.
> Just to make sure, you did click the "Apply changes" button after
> unchecking the system packages you did not want?
>> Thanks to anybody, who has the patience to read so far.
>> I'am thankful for every helping advice.
>> Sebastian


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