[kde-freebsd] FreeBSD-8.0-RC2 problems

Masoom Shaikh masoom.shaikh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 17:46:08 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Rusty Nejdl <rnejdl at ringofsaturn.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Nov 2009 17:33:00 +0530, Masoom Shaikh <masoom.shaikh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
>  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.
> Sincerely,
> Rusty Nejdl
> http://networking.ringofsaturn.com
how do we disable acpi ? is it hw.acpi.disable_on_reboot ? if it is I guess
I shud set it to 1 in loader.conf, it still remains 0

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