Hello everyone, let me start off by saying how refreshing it is to use an OS like Haiku. If it is this good during alpha, I can’t wait to see how good the final release will be! I’m still a little awestruck by the raw speed of this OS, and it is very user-friendly as well. It’s not so much learning how to use Haiku, but more so “un-learning” how to use other operating systems.
Anyway, my experience with Haiku has been near perfect save for the following problems I’ve run into.
-The first problem started near the end of my downloading & installing craze. I unpacked and tried to install KOffice, I remember it asking me if it was okay to overwrite files, or if I wanted to skip it. For some reason I chose overwrite and once it was done installing I tried to open the Kword program…nothing happened. I had the same result with all the other programs in KOffice. I restarted Haiku and thats when the problem started. While Haiku was booting I began to get a ton of error messages that stated “x application encountered an error and Haiku will terminate it and clean it up”. I saved some of the debug output of a few of the messages and closed the rest. Once Haiku is booted, save for WebPositive, I’ll get that same error message whenever I try to close out of a program. All the error messages don’t hinder the ability to use Haiku, but they do tend to get annoying.
Looking back at all the debug output I’ve saved, I noticed the first half of it was exactly the same. Here it is -
runtime_loader: /boot/common/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.10: Could not resolve symbol '_Unwind_Resume_or_Rethrow' resolve symbol "_Unwind_Resume_or_Rethrow" returned: -2147478780 runtime_loader: /boot/common/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.10: Troubles relocating: Symbol not found GNU gdb 6.3 Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions. Type "show copying" to see the conditions. There is absolutely no warranty for GDB. Type "show warranty" for details. This GDB was configured as "i586-pc-haiku"...(no debugging symbols found)
-Another problem is that the sound isn’t working. I’ve tried installing the opensound drivers and removing the older ones, but that didn’t do anything. I’ve tried messing with the VM settings themselves, and it seems like Intel HD Audio “works” (I see the soundwave moving in the music player), whereas ICH AC97 doesn’t do anything at all. Still, the results for both are the same, I still can’t hear anything.
-My screen is 1440x900, but unfortunately Haiku doesn’t automatically detect it. 1280x1024 is what I am using currently, and while it’s not bad, it’s not using my entire screen and I have black bars. I’ve tried installing these Nvidia drivers: http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/drivers/video/haiku-nvidia-tnt/gf-driver ,but I’ve had no luck.
-And my last problem is that I get this error when tryping to open Qupzilla -
"Could not open “qupzilla” (Missing symbol:_ZNK13QWebInspector10metaObjectEv)."
Any idea what that is supposed to mean?
Wow, that is a lot of text! Thank you for taking the time to read through it! I’m hoping my journey with Haiku doesn’t end here, I’d love to eventually make some room on my hdd for Haiku. And who knows, maybe one day Haiku will be all I’ll need.