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Old 04-27-2013, 10:52 AM
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Default Some bugs I need to verify,help anyone?
(Tried posting this to the testing mailing list but it bounced back,saying that my email "command" was "unknown" and was rejected by the server..... but I did not give any?)

I have a few problems I want to address, some pertaining to Internet
Others system issues, mostly about the PC-BSD control panel.
One :
IPV6 works in my copy of win8 pro, but on PC-BSD?
In the network configuration icon/tab in the control panel.. it gives me a
"FE" prefix, which I understand is a loop back(or place holder) address of some
sort and does not work
How ever I get a totally different address in win 8 pro for ipv6 it started
out with twenty something followed by a weird combination /hash of letters ,
semicolons and other things
and according to an ipv6 test site on Google , I was(the system) primarily
using IPV6 by default and had a IPV6 to 4 tunnel involved called "Torendo"
Is there any specific extra required steps I need to execute in order to get
it (IPV6) working in PC-BSD? or is not implemented yet?
The second issue is that nearly all submission buttons simply do not work at
all, and either show up deformed(pixelized ,distorted/jaggy) or become illegible
after clicking said button.
After such, it does not initiate the desired function of uploading a file(
photo's on Facebook) shortening links on the web service, or using the
Facebook API on various 3-rd party websites either to create accounts to use
their services or to login using the API of Facebook.
This seems to be nasty system issue with a configuration of a certain file
or files as this happens on all the available major browsers that I have
downloaded via app cafe'
these include firefox20 opera 12.14 and chromium 25
This is a severe and critical hindrance of my web usage/activities and I
would gladly send /attach(either here or on the forums) any error logs or other
system information /debugging material that I will able to provide, if directed
to it's proper location
Also , why are the multimedia streaming plugins packed only for firefox 20
and not the other major browsers? If I understand correctly the PBI arch has the
capacity to share these libraries with the other browsers , so why are /is there
not even some symlinks going on? the only extra plugin that appears to function
in all browsers is the adobe flash plugin

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Is there a specific reasoning to this, or is it a slight oversight by the

Also, as many others have reported on the forums and this mailing list, when
will you fix the control panel from crashing/freezing? it ceases to function(
all icons get greyed out, and requires a sig-kill -9 to terminate ) once you
open the network configuration tab/icon, click the appcafe' icon, then install
stuff or leave the control panel open for too long

These control panel issues have been resident since 9.0-Release.

Keep up the good work so far on bringing BSD to the masses and it making it
more user friendly and intuitive!

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:01 AM
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To the person who responded to my query, via the Testing mailing list...

Since my email services are malfunctioning , I'll copy and paste my written response to you here:

I apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this may have caused you

@ Ian

By my email do you mean the message was blank , with only the subject- line header making an appearance , or that I made the E-mail in a illegible /improper format?

I copy pasted the E-mail to the PC-BSD forums here at this link:

Often Intermittently I have weird erratic issues with my internet connection, buffering of video streams, email failing to get sent, etc

I would assume this is my ISP, at fault, but I am not 100% sure

Regardless, here are the system logs you requested:

Ifconfig output:

em0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
ether 90:e2:ba:1a:43:c7
inet6 fe80::92e2:baff:fe1a:43c7%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x7
inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)
status: active
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x9
inet netmask 0xff000000

As you can see , by the em0 driver name I am using an intel pro (legacy, PCI) nic

My operating system is 9.1 release,(with all updates) 64 bits, it's not in virtual box, but ran natively


File: rc.conf

# Enable fast-booting
fastboot_earlyrc="/etc/rc.d/moused /usr/local/etc/rc.d/pefs /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dbus /usr/local/etc/rc.d/hald /usr/local/etc/rc.d/gdm"

# Enable the Warden

# Enable fail2ban

# Enable FSC

# Enable uhidd

# Enable ntpd
# Auto-Enabled NICs from pc-sysinstall
# Auto-Enabled NICs from pc-sysinstall
ifconfig_em0_ipv6="inet6 accept_rtadv"

If you need anything else, let me know!

Thanks for all your help , so far

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:35 PM
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Regarding the IPv6 address, how do you obtain it? From a server or by manually configuring it?

Regarding Control Panel and buttons, which window manager do you use? Which model of video card?
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:42 AM
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@ Dru

I am using AMD Phenom 1075T CPU, 8GB of 1333MHZ DDR3 RAM Nvidia 520GT GPU manufactured by EVGA

Asus M4A79XTD 790 chipset motherboard

Intel PRO/Legacy 1000/100/10 M/bit nic using the provided em0 driver


As for the IPv6 address it was automatically configured, no idea how... just from what I could determine at an eye's glance, it was using a "Teredo" 6 TO 4 tunneling mechanism to assure and maintain compatibility with IPv4 sites still in operation

it seemed to primarily use IPv6 as the default connection, but an IPv4 connection is automatically configured as well but is secondary

In PC-BSD the issue was/is that I am still assigned a "read-only" address with the prefix of "Fe" which from I understand is simply a placeholder and functions like a loop-back device.

The same issue appears in RHEL-6.3

So my assumption is that my ISP (COX) is doing something only for windows 8?

I have posted my system specifications on many occasions, not just this instance both on the testing mailing list and this forum as well!

I have a thought about this.

Is there any way for the community or a iX system employee to create a place for an average PC-BSD user (or developer) to post their system specifications and also have an archived history of all their Technical problems& associated solutions(Index) for others to search(if allowed by those users) for their(public end-user) benefit, instead sifting through countless pages of Google search queries or even the FreeBSD official forum/here even?

I have been struggling for many months of how to get the multimedia streaming plugins to work, by issuing the symlink command(ln -s) to get those directories and system files readily available for opera's use but so far only results in epic fail.

point being no one bothers for some of my queries , either on the mailing list or here...

Not that I am not grateful for the awesome, expert and sage-ful help I am able to get though! really appreciate it!

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:51 PM
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The button issues were a problem with bad electricity in my area, so that's fixed. ( got an AVR)

But still no IPV6...

I think my provider is providing it for windows only at present or it is a configuration issue.

On this wiki/how-to my windows 8 pro automatically configured this type of IPV6 address as stated by the Official FreeBSD website:

::00:xx:xx:xx:xx 96 bits embedded IPv4 The lower 32 bits are the IPv4 address. Also called “IPv4 compatible IPv6 address”

Which is the 3rd one down that is listed.

As I have stated before it was configured using a "Teredo" 6 To 4 Tunnel:

Which may be a Totally different implementation of the IPV6 protocol (just guessing)

I am going to experiment and look up how to get IPV6 to work on here, BUT!! Thanks for all your help so far! <3
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:16 PM
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More Information on my ISP's IPV6 plans:
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:18 PM
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Just wanted to follow-up. Is IPv6 still an issue with the upcoming 10 images? If so, please create a feature enhancement request at that lists the still missing functionality and post the issue number here.
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