[kde-freebsd] FreeBSD-8.0-RC2 problems

Rusty Nejdl rnejdl at ringofsaturn.com
Fri Nov 6 15:10:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, 6 Nov 2009 17:33:00 +0530, Masoom Shaikh  wrote:  


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

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

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 #
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

Regarding #2, I suggest disabling
ACPI. I also had system freezes happen on my computer until I did this but
this has always been an ongoing issue with my system and I lose nothing by
turning it off. 

Rusty Nejdl

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