[PC-BSD Testing] 9.1-RC2 help doesn't

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Thu Nov 15 06:22:23 PST 2012

On 11/15/2012 02:11, Julian Elischer wrote:
> problem 1
> So when I log in, the first thing that pops up is a 'tips' type screen 
> that points out features of the toolbar..
> like the life-preserver etc.  Only problem is that there is no 
> toolbar, and no hint as to how to get one.
> Nor is there any hint as to how to start programs or how to start a 
> shell. about 5 minutes clicking on things didn't produce much success
> but I eventually did find some stuff by accident.
What Desktop Environment(s) did you install? And which one were you 
logging in to? There are a few of the "Unsupported Desktops" (like 
ratpoison, openbox, etc..) that have almost no interface at all.

> fresh install (under vmware on my OS-X 10.6 laptop).
> problem 2..
> I unstalled tuxmath to see if it was suitable for my child.
> but the (vmware) screen suddenly shrunk to a small window and the 
> video of the games are only partly visible in the window.
> If I choose to go full-screen, the same happens (but of course the 
> screen doesn't shrink) It looks like the game is choosing 
> (unsuccessfully) some funny resolution.

I have seen this before on a virtualbox install, and it appears to be an 
effect of the VM itself resizing the window to display the application 
in "full-screen" mode at a lower resolution (set by the game). Once the 
application was closed down, the window returned to the original size 
for me though.

> problem 3..
> at some stage in my forst session after install, just as I installed 
> tuxmath, the PCBSD system control window suddenly greyed out, with a 
> message "reading files" (or similar) and never came back.
> attempting to click on the 'x' button to make it go away got a 
> "process not responding" message similar to OS-X does,
> except that the PID given in the window didn't exist.

What PCBSD system control window? Could you be a bit more specific? I am 
not familiar with the window(s) that you described at all.

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