Radio młodych bandytów | 14 Apr 12:10 2013
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A failed drive causes system to hang

Cross-post from freebsd-fs:
http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=333977+0+archive/2013/freebsd-fs/20130414.freebsd-fs

I have a failing drive in my array. I need to RMA it, but don't have
time and it fails rarely enough to be a yet another annoyance.
The failure is simple: it fails to respond.
When it happens, the only thing I found I can do is switch consoles. Any 
command hangs, login on different consoles hangs, apps hang.
I run PC-BSD 9.1.

On the 1st console I see a series of messages like:

(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): Error 5, Periph was invalidated
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): WRITE_FPDMA_QUEUED

I've seen it happening even when running an installer from a different 
drive, while preparing installation (don't remember which step).

I have partial dmesg screenshots from an older failure (21st of December 
2012), transcript below:

Screen1:
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): FLUSHCACHE40. ACB: (ea?) 00 00 00 00 (cut?)
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): CAM status: Unconditionally Re-qu (cut)
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): Error 5, Periph was invalidated
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): WRITE_FPDMA_QUEUED. ACB: 61 05 d3(cut)
00
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout
(ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): Error 5, Periph was invalidated
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Erwin Geerdink | 17 Mar 21:41 2013

Automounting problem usb hd w/ UFS filesystem

Hi,

I have a 1TB usb harddisk which I want to use for backups.
For this purpose I replaced the FAT filesystem by UFS2
w/ softupdates and journaling.

When I replug the device, the Mount Tray suddenly terminates
(segmentation fault, terminal output below). Once restarted, MT is
unable to detect the device, although it shows up in dmesg and can be
mounted manually. MT used to work fine with the FAT filesystem.

Did I format the usb drive incorrectly, or is this a bug in MT?

Commands used for ufs replacement (non-root):

$ fdisk -BIv da0
$ bsdlabel -w -B da0s1
$ newfs -L packardbell -U -j /dev/da0s1a

Outputs:

$ uname -a

FreeBSD pcbsd-3968 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #2: Tue Nov 27
03:45:16 UTC 2012
root <at> darkstar:/usr/obj/pcbsd-build90/fbsd-source/9.1/sys/GENERIC  amd64

$ dmesg

(...)
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Ted Hatfield | 16 Feb 06:40 2013

Sound settings aren't saved after reboot.


I've just recenetly installed PC-BSD on my home machine and I am very 
impressed with the Isotope Edition.

I've run into a problem that I hope someone can help me with.

FreeBSD detects 4 different pcm devices.

pcm0: <Realtek ALC888 (Analog 7.1/2.0)> at nid 20,22,21,23 and 25,26,24 on hdaa0
pcm1: <Realtek ALC888 (Front Analog Headphones)> at nid 27 on hdaa0
pcm2: <Realtek ALC888 (Rear Digital)> at nid 30 and 31 on hdaa0
pcm3: <NVIDIA MCP78 (Digital)> at nid 5 on hdaa1

Once the machine is booted into kde, the default is pcm3.  I load the 
sound configuration in the control panel and change the default to use 
pcm0.

However if I shutdown the machine and reboot it changes the default back 
to pcm3.

Can someone enlighten me as to the specifics of where it's setting this at 
and how to track down what's resetting that parameter.

Thanks,

Ted Hatfield
Jay Patel | 14 Feb 13:58 2013
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Warden problem

Hi all,

After applying system update from 9.0 to 9.1 i am having two wardens in my system. 

In Old warden i can't start my jail and new one is not taking it directly. i don't know what exactly happening how to revert to old warden for time being for exporting jail then importing back to new one. and removing old warden from system.

http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=19278
Thanks,
Jay.

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Bret Busby | 6 Feb 14:22 2013
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Fwd: [PC-BSD Announce] PC-BSD 9.1 now available!

Hello.

Forwarding the message below to the list, as Reply did not default to the list.

I  downloaded the first ISO from AARnet, which is the source I will
probably use for the second.

I assume (but am not sure) that running it live from the optical disc,
is done from the same ISO as the installation ISO.

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992

....................................................

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bret Busby <bret.busby@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:47:55 +0800
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Support] [PC-BSD Announce] PC-BSD 9.1 now available!
To: "Perry, Andrew" <perrya@...>

On 06/02/2013, Perry, Andrew <perrya@...> wrote:
> it does appear to require javascript. i turned it off and the list of
> releases wouldn't appear
>
> you can go to one of the mirrors though. i would usually use
> mirror.internode.on.net (/pub/pcbsd/9.1/...) however the date on the file is
> dec 05. the main aust mirror is mirror.aarnet.edu.au , a usa mirror is
> mirrors.isc.org
>
> they also have the same datestamp though, perhaps it's just me
>
> hope that helps
>
> regards
> andrew
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: support-bounces@...
> [mailto:support-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Bret Busby
> Sent: Wednesday, 6 February 2013 5:18 PM
> To: support@...
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Support] [PC-BSD Announce] PC-BSD 9.1 now available!
>
> On 19/12/2012, Kris Moore <kris@...> wrote:
>>
>> The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that version 9.1 is now
>> available! This release includes many exciting new features and
>> enhancements, such as a vastly improved system installer, ZFS "Boot
>> Environment" support, TrueOS (A FreeBSD based server with additional
>> power-user utilities), and much more!
>>
>>
>> Download it now
>> -----------------------------------------
>>
>> DVD, USB and Virtual Machine disk images are now available via the PC-BSD
>> mirrors. You may select the mirror and files from the link below:
>>
>> http://www.pcbsd.org/en/download.html
>>
>
> Hello.
>
> Do we need to be running javascript, to download the ISO's?
>
> I have visited the web site, and the link above, but cannot get to a
> web page to download the 9.1 ISO's.
>
> The download button on the Download web page, appears to be a circular
> thing; it just reloads the same web page.
>
> I am not running javascript in my web browser, as I have found
> javascript to be malware.
>
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
> ..............
>
> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
>  you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
>  Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
>  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
>  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
>  written by Douglas Adams,
>  published by Pan Books, 1992
>
> ....................................................
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>

Hello.

Thank you for that.

I am in the process of downloading a copy of the amd64 one, then I
will download a copy of the i386 one, to find whether I can get them
working (you may have previously read that I managed to get a copy of
v9.0 i386 installed on a laptop, but could not get it to boot, so I am
varying the conditions and intend to retry with 9.1).

Out of interest, do you have any idea of roughly how many PC-BSD users
exist in Australia?

--

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992

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Vilibald Wanca | 5 Jan 19:03 2013
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drivers for BMC43142 and/or AR8162 chips

Hi,
I've installed pc-bsd 9.1 on my new laptop ASUS X201E, which was 
originally running ubuntu, after a little struggle to get it booting I 
am up and running although I have no network access whatsoever as the 
Ethernet device is Atheros AR8162 and wifi is hybrid Broadcom's 
BMC43142. After looking around I'm not sure if there are any bsd drivers 
available or any other way to get it running, at least one of them, 
preferably the wifi as I can live without wired connection. I've been 
thinking about going the ndisgen way but there are no winXP drivers for 
these chips. Does ndisgen support ndis 6.2, can use win7 drivers? Any 
ideas what to try or even just a general approach what way to go.
Thanks.

vw.
mhca12 | 4 Jan 15:21 2013
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Network install media

Hi,

I don't think I was able to find install media that'd fit a
cd which allows me to do a network install of pcbsd.

Should I use FreeBSD -boot.iso and extract some of the tarballs
manually?

The machine I was trying to install on doesn't boot from usb
mass storage even though it's supposed to and I didn't want
to waste a DVDROM.

What's the suggested process?
Dru Lavigne | 31 Dec 14:08 2012
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Re: NTFS and Wireless


> Hello, I need help accessing my NTFS partition and getting
> my wireless to work on a Dell Inspiron 1764

We'll need more information in order to help you.

Which version of PC-BSD? 

Does the NTFS partition show up in Mount Tray? http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Mount_Tray

What is the output of ifconfig? http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Network_Configuration#Troubleshooting_Network_Settings

Cheers,

Dru
John Wayne | 28 Dec 23:17 2012

NTFS and Wireless

Hello, I need help accessing my NTFS partition and getting my wireless to work on a Dell Inspiron 1764
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Ralf Mardorf | 15 Dec 22:30 2012
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Issues using BSD for the first time

Hi :)

after installing PC-BSD 8.2 64-bit on a multi-Linux-multi-boot machine,
I've got some issues.

1. Since I installed a xorg.conf, I sometimes have a wrong keyboard
layout for KDM only, for the KDE sessions it's always ok. Sometimes I
can type a "+" and sometimes I have to type a "`" to get a "+". I also
wonder what options I need to include to the xorg.conf and what options
I don't need to include. At the moment KDE disables desktop effects,
because the graphics should be to slow. I can't attach the current,
unfinished xorg.conf now, but perhaps it's a known issue. For me this
problem anyway is less important.

2. An important issue is, that I only can remove and update software,
but I can't install software. I always get a notification, that I should
try downloading the software later, but this never did work.

3. Another important issue is, that I need the snd_hdspe driver. Can I
update the kernel, or build a driver only or is there a special kernel
version I've to build?

4. I don't have any experiences and knowledge about BSD. It seems to be,
that I only can mount my Linux ext3 partitions, but not the ext4
partitions, at least by Dolphin.

I try to test FreeBSD/PC-BSD for audio and MIDI. Fixed installed to the
machine are 3 audio devices, one RME HDSPe AIO used with an ADA8000 for
audio, two TerraTec EWX 96/24 (Envy24) for MIDI only and external
devices can be USB MIDI devices, such as the KORG nanoKONTROL.

5. Regarding to audio software I wonder, if I should install FreeBSD or
keep PC-BSD, since mixing "packages" should cause issues. I also wonder
what architecture is the better, 32-bit or 64-bit, regarding to audio
usage and if there is something I should take care about, regarding to
real-time scheduling.

Regards,
Ralf
Stefan | 14 Dec 15:01 2012

pcbsd on kvm-based virtualisation (proxmox) mouse

Hello all,

I want to install pcbsd on a kvm-based virtualisation solution (proxmox: 
http://www.proxmox.com/products/proxmox-ve)

Im running the installer but having no mouse. 
How I get the mouse running?

Can somone help?

tia
Stefan

Gmane