FreeBSD 7.2 RC2 Installation
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 19:38:32 UTC 2009
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <
m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <
> m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear All ,
>> I have installed FreeBSD 7.2 RC2 for testing its installation on a PC with
>> the following configuration :
>> Main board : Asus P5VD2-VM
>> Processor : Pentium 4 3.00 GHz
>> RAM : 2 GB
>> Hard Disk : Seagate ST3250410AS 3.AAC ( 238 475 MB ) SATA II
>> PS/2 Mouse
>> PS/2 Keyboard
>> VGA : On board ( Chip model is not specified in manual ,
>> supports up to 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz,
>> up to 256 MB shared memory )
>> Dmesg recognized it as vga0 : < Generic ISA VGA >
>> sc0 : VGA < 16
>> virtual consoles , ... >
>> vgapci0 : <
>> VGA-compatible display >
>> Monitor : Philips 109B6 ( max resolution : 1920 x 1440 , advised
>> resolution : 1600 x 1200 )
>> re0 : < RealTek 8169/8110SC Giga-bit ... > : Manual : RealTek RTL
>> DVD : < TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202J/SB02 >
>> from SysInstall main menu , first DHCP YES selected .
>> Installation : Standard
>> Partition : Existent OS has been deleted , and entire disk allocated to
>> Boot : Standard
>> Choose Distributions : ALL
>> DHCP : Router Detected
>> All of the packages installed with the following exceptions :
>> Categories : accessibility , chinese , ipv6 , japanese , korean , palm ,
>> Packages from selected categories :
>> During package installation the following errors occurred :
>> add of package ,,, aborted , error code 1 :
>> gnome-screesaver-2.26.0 failed .
>> After installation , I have included into rc.conf
>> After reboot , it gave error dbus_enabled=¨YES¨ is not specified in
>> I included this also in rc.conf , and rebooted .
>> Gnome could not be started due to Xorg exited on signal 6 error .
>> I tried xorgconfig -textmode
>> but xorgconfig is not available in release 7.2 RC2 .
>> I tried Xorg -configure
>> and X -config /root/xorg.config.new
>> it exited with signal 11 .
>> startx : Not working .
> The FreeBSD 7.2 amd64 RC2 has been installed .
Onto the same PC , I have attached another hard disk and by connecting SATA
and power cables I have made it bootable .
I have installed Solaris 10 ( 2008-10 ) . It booted and installed in GUI
mode and worked .
Then , I have installed FreeBSD 7.2 amd64 RC1 onto the same disk by erasing
existing OS .
7.2 amd64 RC! exactly behaved like 7.2 amd64 RC2 .
Then , onto the same disk I have installed FreeBSD 7.1 amd64 Release by
erasing existing 7.2 amd64 RC1 .
I have applied the same steps to make X11 to work .
xorgcfg : Command not found .
It started but I discontinued it .
# Xorg -configure
# X -config xorg.conf.new
# cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Then I have added to /etc/rc.conf
After reboot it worked , but very slowly .
It detected screen resolution as 1856 x 1392 at 61 Hz with a very nice and
After a new reboot , it worked very well .
Conclusion : There is a difference between 7.1 amd64 Release and ( 7.2 amd64
RC1 and RC2 )
behaving differently on the same PC .
Error message with Signal 11 is not related to
possible hardware failure .
The main board is the following :
( Asus P5VD2-VM )
I do not know whether such messages are useful or unnecessary , but my aim
is to contribute to
testing of a release candidate .
>> Thank you very much .
>> Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
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