Running vmware3 port under 6.1-RELEASE with ACPI and APIC

Josef Karthauser joe at
Tue Jun 6 12:29:52 UTC 2006

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 09:15:59PM -0500, Sean Welch wrote:
> I've been happily using vmware3 for some time now but I find that I
> can't use it under 6.1-RELEASE because of the dreaded hang on
> power-on.
> I took a look in the port directory and found the recommendation to
> disable ACPI and/or APIC.  Unfortunately, doing either will cause my
> laptop (Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi) to freeze during boot.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for getting this to run?  It runs
> perfectly under my installation of 6.0-RELEASE without disabling
> anything.
> I'd be happy to do any experimentation necessary to get this figured
> out.

Well, I don't know if this helps, but I'm running it sucessfully under:

    FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE #36: Sun Apr 23 21:04:59 BST 2006 joe at  i386

using these ports:


I've got this defined in /etc/make.conf


I can confirm that I do have acpi enabled.

Josef Karthauser (joe at
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