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
Bret Busby | 7 Dec 09:47 2012
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Query about dual and multiple booting of PC-BSD

Hello.

Is PC-BSD 9.1 intended to include being able to be automatically
detected by bootloaders that come with Linux, such as GRUB, as Linux
installations are automatically detected by GRUB?

As an example, on this computer, I have Windows 7 Professional, Ubuntu
Linux, and Debian Linux 6, installed, and, the installation of GRUB,
in the last installation of Linux, detects and offers as boot options,
the operating systems previously installed. It does that
automatically.

I would use PC-BSD 9.0 but have not been able to get it detected by GRUB.

I have Windows 7  and Debian Linux, installed on various systems, and
have PC-BSD 9.0 installed on a 32 bit system, to try it, but, as I
could not get it to work with GRUB, have not tried to install PC-BSD
9.0 on a 64 bit system, as PC-BSD 9.0 has so far, been too problematic
for me.

I have not been aware thus far, of either PC-BSD 9.0 or 9.1, being
able to be automatically detected by GRUB, and, if PC-BSD 9.0 would be
automatically detected by GRUB, I would have been trialling, and,
probably, using, it.

If it is not already intended, I suggest that it would be conducive to
expansion of the installation and use of PC-BSD.

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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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Lynn Steven Killingsworth | 7 Dec 02:07 2012
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zfs partitions or pools

Dear PC-BSD -

So since I have 2 drives that did not dismount properly I think I will  
reinstall the partitions.

Is the proper way to install zfs to install the disk mbr and then use  
zspool to create a tank?  I see that PC-BSD says that it now installs the  
OS as 4096 bit blocks.  How may I find where to tell the zspool that I  
wish 4096 as I have read you said previously the default was 512.

My OS SSD is dual boot so it is MBR.  I had been running my storage drive  
as GPT from a previous RC1 install.  Is that causing me a problem?

When using RC1 I installed Windows 7 UEFI [GPT] and then attempted to  
install RC1 in my other partition as GPT to no avail in an experiment.

Actually I guess I am asking where a quick and dirty tutorial would be  
located.

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Lynn Steven Killingsworth | 5 Dec 23:10 2012
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Scrubbing unclean disk

Hi PC-BSD -

I thought I would say also that under SU I issued this command:

fsck -y -F -t /dev/gptid/98d1fd52-f450-11e1-9426-c86000707666 and my  
machine executed the command.  Still after restarting I get the same error  
for each drive.  I have been advised previously that perhaps I should have  
tried zspool hence my question.

An error occurred while accessing '1.8 TiB Hard Drive', the system  
responded: org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure: mount:  
/dev/gptid/98d1fd52-f450-11e1-9426-c86000707666: R/W mount of  
/media/98d1fd52-f450-11e1-9426-c86000707666 denied. Filesystem is not  
clean - run fsck.: Operation not permitted

Hi PC-BSD -

I have one available storage disk in my workstation and one available USB
backup disk.  Without being an expert after I installed 9.1 RC-1 I used
gpart to make my partition on each drive and format them zfs as GPT.  So I
do not have a pool I think to which they belong.  I have 9.1 RC-3 now and
I have been trying audio and video players.  So I caused the PC-BSD to
just close and reboot when I clicked on my DVD.  So now my storage and USB
disks are unclean and I cannot mount them.  FSCK of course has no command
for zfs file system.  From the forums if I had a pool I would use zspool
scrub [pool] and then zspool clear [pool].  How may I try that on a disk
that I have not included in a pool.  zspool list of course shows my root
partition as tank0.

PS - The Audacious audio player has really outstanding sound.  It took me
about 20 minutes to determine how to use it.  Actually I rebooted PC-BSD
on 2 video players then I discovered that finally Dragon Player is working
this build - although the video is really nice movement on the screen
isn't quite smooth.

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Lynn Steven Killingsworth | 5 Dec 02:20 2012
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Scrubbing unclean disk

Hi PC-BSD -

I have one available storage disk in my workstation and one available USB  
backup disk.  Without being an expert after I installed 9.1 RC-1 I used  
gpart to make my partition on each drive and format them zfs as GPT.  So I  
do not have a pool I think to which they belong.  I have 9.1 RC-3 now and  
I have been trying audio and video players.  So I caused the PC-BSD to  
just close and reboot when I clicked on my DVD.  So now my storage and USB  
disks are unclean and I cannot mount them.  FSCK of course has no command  
for zfs file system.  From the forums if I had a pool I would use zspool  
scrub [pool] and then zspool clear [pool].  How may I try that on a disk  
that I have not included in a pool.  zspool list of course shows my root  
partition as tank0.

PS - The Audacious audio player has really outstanding sound.  It took me  
about 20 minutes to determine how to use it.  Actually I rebooted PC-BSD  
on 2 video players then I discovered that finally Dragon Player is working  
this build - although the video is really nice movement on the screen  
isn't quite smooth.

--

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Stephen | 1 Dec 03:18 2012
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PCBSD 9.0 & Broadcom 4311

PC-BSD 9.0, 32-bit,
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 TK53
RAM: 2GB
HDD:160 GB
Wireless: DEll 1390 (Broadcom 4311)

Get the following message when trying to establish wireless connection:

Please contact your system administrator to resolve the following prob lem:
Could not parse interface statistics from '(null)'. prx_idx = 4; ptx_idx = 8; brx_idx = 7; btx_idx = 10;

Anyone have an idea what's happening?


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