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.

--

-- 
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

....................................................
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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ashwin damle | 24 Nov 14:02 2012
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Help with Netgear G54 wireless usb device

Dear PC-BSD users,

I am unable to connect to internet using my wireless-usb although it
is recognised correctly and I can see it in the network configuration.
The module urtw is loaded too and the status is associated. I am using
NETGEAR G54 wireless usb(WG111V3) which is in the supported hardware
list for PCBSD.

Could you please help me? I am copy-pasting the dmesg and sudo
/usr/local/bin/pc-wificonfig wlan0 output

-----------------------------------
Dmseg
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Timecounter "TSC-low" frequency 9351769 Hz quality 1000
Root mount waiting for: usbus7 usbus3
Root mount waiting for: usbus7 usbus3
uhub3: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
uhub7: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
ugen7.2: <vendor 0x0846> at usbus7
urtw0: <vendor 0x0846 product 0x4260, class 0/0, rev 2.00/2.00, addr
2> on usbus7
urtw0: rtl8187b rf rtl8225z2 hwrev e
ugen4.2: <PIXART> at usbus4
ums0: <PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE, class 0/0, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 2> on usbus4
ums0: 3 buttons and [XYZ] coordinates ID=0
Root mount waiting for: usbus7
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/label/rootfs0 [rw,noatime]...
ugen2.2: <Broadcom Corp> at usbus2
siba_bwn0: <Unknown> mem 0xf69fc000-0xf69fffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci12
siba_bwn0: warn: multiple PCI(E) cores
siba_bwn0: unsupported coreid (USB 2.0 Device)
siba_bwn0: unsupported coreid (unknown)
siba_bwn0: unsupported coreid (Internal Memory)
siba_bwn0: unknown chipid 0x4322 for PLL & PMU init
bwn0 on siba_bwn0
bwn0: unsupported PHY type (4)
device_attach: bwn0 attach returned 6
Cuse4BSD v0.1.21  <at>  /dev/cuse
wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
WARNING: attempt to domain_add(bluetooth) after domainfinalize()
fuse4bsd: version 0.3.9-pre1, FUSE ABI 7.8
drm0: <Mobile Intel\M-B\M-. GM45 Express Chipset> on vgapci0
info: [drm] MSI enabled 1 message(s)
info: [drm] AGP at 0xe0000000 256MB
info: [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730
lagg0: link state changed to DOWN
wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
lagg0: link state changed to DOWN
wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
lagg0: link state changed to DOWN
lagg0: link state changed to DOWN
wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
-----------------------------------

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 /usr/local/bin/pc-wificonfig wlan0 output
-----------------------------------
sendmsg on em0: Device busy
sendmsg on em0: Device busy
Starting wpa_supplicant.
ifconfig: SIOCSLAGGPORT: Device busy
lagg0: no link .............. giving up
Starting Network: lo0 em0 fwe0 fwip0 urtw0 lagg0.
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
        options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xc
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
        nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
em0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        options=219b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4,WOL_MAGIC>
        ether 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
        inet6 fe80::364f:c000:5d6:5a01%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
        nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
        media: Ethernet autoselect
        status: no carrier
fwe0: flags=8902<BROADCAST,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        options=8<VLAN_MTU>
        ether 36:4f:c0:d6:5a:01
        nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
        ch 1 dma -1
fwip0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        lladdr 34.4f.c0.0.5.d6.5a.1.a.2.ff.fe.0.0.0.0
        nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
urtw0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
        ether 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
        nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g
        status: associated
lagg0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        options=219b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4,WOL_MAGIC>
        ether 00:24:e8:a7:e1:07
        nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
        media: Ethernet autoselect
        status: no carrier
        laggproto failover
        laggport: em0 flags=1<MASTER>

Request you to help me in this regard.

Thanks.
Ashwin

Gmane