[PC-BSD Testing] Testing 9.1 Beta on AMD64 8GB internal running Gnome desktop

Hans Ruhe hansruhe1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 13:02:44 PDT 2012

Hi to you all,

I just installed the 9.1 beta 1 and here are the first results of the jury

I am getting announcements at booting: Mouse is not working at first boot.
Configurationserver is not working.

Also good news, my USB drive a 500GB Samsung external is working properly
now :-) I tested it also with the Exaile music player and my music files
where perfectly imported from the USB Samsung.
Flash player is not working in Firefox.

When installing new applications from the App cafe I do not get a proper
icon for instance for Opera or any other application. I understand that it
is now (or not) the meaning that after you start an installed application
you set it as being trusted.
When I did that the proper Icon did appear !

I am running PCBSD 9.1 on a AMD 64 with an Asus motherboard 8GB internal
memory and the Gnome desktop !

Best regards,

2012/7/18 Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>

> (Slight Update: The URL for download has been fixed, sorry about the
> noise!)
> The BETA1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 is now available for i386 and amd64 architectures!
> This beta provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on non-critical systems.
> Changes since the previous snapshot
> -----------------------------------------
> * FreeBSD 9.1-BETA1
> * KDE 4.8.4
> * Support for "Warden" to create Linux Jails (Debian & Gentoo support included)
> * Fixed a bug with mouse cursor fonts changing over some tray apps
> * Correct some bugs with mouse not being detected after display wizard
> * Add new "TrueOS" server option, alongside FreeBSD Vanilla.
> * Display detected video resolution / driver on confirmation screen
> * Add new IPv4 / IPv6 validation to address fields
> * Fix bugs exporting / importing jails via Warden
> * Add new "Hardware Compatibility Check" GUI, which is available during install and via Control Panel
> * Add new "Sound Configuration" GUI, which lets user select and test different sound devices
> * Add NVIDIA legacy drivers for cards older than 8-10 years (32bit only)
> * Added option to "mount/clone" jail snapshots via the Warden
> Highlights for the upcoming 9.1-Release
> -----------------------------------------
> * FreeBSD 9.1
> * KDE 4.8.4
> * New system installer! Greatly simplified for desktop and server installs.
> * New "PC-BSD Server" installation option. Includes command-line
> utilities like pbi-manager, warden, metapkgmanager and more.
> * Support for ZFS mirror / raidz(1,2,3) during installation.
> * Support for SWAP on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation.
> * Support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as
> compression, noexec, etc.
> * Warden jail management integrated into system. Allows creating jails via GUI, adding packages and other administration.
> * Support for Warden to create Linux Jails
> * New "Sound Configuration GUI"
> * New "Hardware compatibility" GUI
> * First boot setup wizard allows OEM installs to be easily performed.
> * New Bluetooth paring tray / GUI utilities.
> * New AppCafe improvements and preferences
> * Improvements to wifi utility
> * Fixed bug causing untranslated strings to show up empty.
> * Numerous bug-fixes to PC-BSD related utilities
> * Support for creating PXE boot server for remote desktop and installation.
> * ZFS beadm support
> * And much more!
> Errata
> ---------------------------------------------
> * Users running previous snapshots may upgrade now via the online updater. You will first need to apply the "Update Manager" 20120718 update, then the beta1 update will appear.
> * If you wish to update from 9.0 to this snapshot you may do so by editing the "/usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf" file and changing the PATCHSET: variable to "pcbsdtest".
> After changing this variable, you may run the updater utility, to download a new update manager. Once this update manager is installed, the online update to the beta will appear.
> Download
> ---------------------------------------------
> The DVD & USB images are available via the PC-BSD mirrors. You may
> select the mirror and files from the URL below:
> http://www.pcbsd.org/getmirrors.php?url=9.1-BETA1
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> iXsystems
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