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

Julian Elischer julian at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 15 09:41:02 PST 2012

On 11/15/12 6:22 AM, Ken Moore wrote:
> 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.

I selected KDE..  now that I have it, is there a quick way to check?

>> fresh install (under vmware on my OS-X 10.6 laptop).
>> problem 2..
>> I installed 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.

yeahh it changed  back.. I'll chalk that down to a bad vmware 

>> problem 3..
>> at some stage in my first 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.

PCBSD system control panel

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