[PC-BSD Testing] CDN and other Comments

Arthur Koziol a-koziol at neiu.edu
Sun Jul 14 06:56:45 PDT 2013

Last night I did a fresh install with the 7-2-13 release. I have an EVGA 
Geforce 210 (512-P3-1311-KR) with 512MB RAM and it recognized it and all 
worked just fine. I ran this on an old Asus A8N-SLI board with this 
setup. No issues such as you've reported. Is the BIOS on your MoBo 
current? Maybe try the video card in a different PCIe slot? The 210 
series in only a couple yearly old and the current and even older 
drivers shouldn't have any issues with it. Do you see these artifacts 
with any "live" distros?


> Congrats on the new CDN!
> It is much faster than the mirror based system but occasionally , it 
> drops to significantly lower levels of speed than the isc.org mirror I 
> used,(60-530kbps) this happens , specifically in the afternoon between 
> 12:00PM and 2:00PM American Central standard time or GMT -6, otherwise 
> I get around 11-30MB/s.
> How ever, I continue to have Nvidia issues even though I have recently 
> have purchased a new 520GT card, specifically the one listed at the 
> PC-BSD hardware store..... it's an asus passively cooled 520.
> BUT!! instead of having issues with the card no matter which action I 
> enact, this time problems only arise when I install the closed sourced 
> driver from nvida's  website or through ports, ..the 310 driver 
> specifically.
> the problems are exactly the same as before with the 210 card, which 
> are discolored check boxes and buttons... some times they are a 
> pink-ish purples (the checkboxes) and some buttons are completely 
> covered up in a navy blue when you hover over them , making them 
> impossible to read. this also happens when you hover over the app's 
> name in the "installed" tab on app cafe.
> This does not happen on a clean install, with the full dvd version, 
> but I am using the USB-LITE image now , since I lost my disc and don't 
> have any spare to re-image or have a sufficently large enough 
> USB-stick\drive as I have plenty of those, but only up to a limited 
> 2GB capacity.
> My Guess would be both ports and the official driver from nvidia's 
> site replaces some meta-package files , maybe or something else?
> are there any sort of log files I can attach or send for any one to 
> analyze?
> Thanks!


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