[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #964: Control Panel/Network Configuration - serious issues!

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Tue Feb 4 08:52:04 PST 2014

#964: Control Panel/Network Configuration - serious issues!
  Reporter:  geostar          |      Owner:  kenmoore
      Type:  System Defect    |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  critical         |  Milestone:
 Component:  Network Manager  |    Version:  10.0-RELEASE
Resolution:                   |   Keywords:  networking lan

Comment (by geostar):

 Thank you for you prompt replies, information and suggestions. My feedback
 is included between the lines, below.

 Replying to [comment:5 kenmoore]:

 Sorry, I did not take time to read about the sudo implementation in PC-BSD
 9.2 and 10. Though, even with the sudo, I did have issues with Warden in
 GUI, using local user account with administrator privileges, as stated in
 my ticket #961

 > '''User and Root Passwords'''
 > Between PC-BSD 9.1 and 9.2 we switched to using "sudo" for getting
 administrator privileges rather than "su". This means that it now only
 requires the user to be in the allowed groups, and then you just need the
 user password. If you want to set it up to use the root password instead,
 just run "visudo" and modify your sudo rules appropriately.

 Let me correct the "System Administration" in KDE. I use PC-BSD Control
 Panel and its utilities, in KDE desktop. I do not use any KDE utilities
 for system configuration or network configuration.

 PC-BSD Control Panel utility such as the Network Configuration is what did
 not work for me. The automagic configuration, during initial system setup,
 wasn't able to configure my Ethernet to use dynamic LAN/IP, default GW or
 DNS. After completing the installation, I couldn't setup simple static
 LAN/IP or re-set all to Dynamic IP with Network Configuration, in PC-BSD
 10 Control Panel. So, I did not have any network connectivity

 > '''System Administration'''
 > What KDE tools are you using to administrate the system? KDE is written
 for Linux, so quite often their tools do not work properly on a FreeBSD
 system if you are trying to modify aspects of the base OS. This is why we
 provide the PC-BSD Control panel with utilities for doing system
 administration (like changing/modifying users) on a FreeBSD system. I
 suppose it is possible that something you did with a KDE tool is impacting
 general user permissions on the system, but we would need more information
 before we could say that with any certainty.
 There's absolutely nothing wrong with my Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Gigabit
 Ethernet(s). Btw, my EVGA-P67 motherboard has two of those on-board, dual
 NIC(s). They are flawless while providing LAN and WAN connectivity and
 communication, for dissimilar LAN segments with help of my DrayTek (multi-
 WAN/LAN) router, in MSOS, *nix-like and *BSD OS'es. The computer is used
 as a test platform that runs three (3) different operating systems, each
 with dedicated HD and it's own boot sector(s), with no issues. The only
 issue, related to network configuration and connectivity, came up while I
 was testing the PC-BSD 10-RELEASE.

 > '''Device State'''
 > It looks like your network device (Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Gigabit
 Ethernet) is supported by the msk driver[1], so I am not seeing anything
 out of the ordinary there. Is there a possibility that your network card
 is starting to fail on the hardware level? Do you have another card lying
 around that you can plug in to see if this is the case?
 > [1] http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=msk&sektion=4

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