FreeBSD-8.0-RC2 problems

Masoom Shaikh masoom.shaikh at
Fri Nov 6 12:03:04 UTC 2009


Last Saturday I installed 8.0-RC2 from source by compiling on 7.1
installation. building and installing was smooth as always has been. Then I
pkg_add'ed xorg and KDE4, this was painless too. I am very disappointed with
my experience

problem # 1
The problem is KDE4 is not able to display anti aliased fonts. I have made
the required changes to make it work, of course, in System Settings ->
Appearance -> Fonts
Hinting -> Full, and there is is one more option, the name i cannot recall
ATM, I have set it to RGB. DPI to 96......this is has worked for all
combination of installs I have used so far, viz KDE3 on FreeBSD-6.x to
KDE4.1.x on FreeBSD-7.x and KDE4.2 on FreeBSD-8.0RC1

problem # 2
I observed that both FreeBSD8.0-RC1 and FreeBSD8.0-RC2, simply freeze due to
no reason. The pain is I don't get a core dump. When it freezes the only
option is to hard boot by reseting the power. This might need more
information to guess the cause. I will give basic info. This is Dell
Inspiron 1525 Laptop, with Intel Core2. My suspect mostly goes to wpi
driver, no proof, just my gut feeling.

problem # 3
starting with 8.0 wpi driver no longer is the interface, wlanX is to be
created. this is not news, but every time I manually create the wlan0
interface and spawn wpa_supplicant. This shuould be automatic, as I have
followed the guidelines of rc.conf(5). I can provide output of
rc_debug="YES" if someone is willing. How can i install all files under /etc
from the source ?

Masoom Shaikh

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