Another ThinkPad R40 setup

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Fri Sep 5 14:37:13 PDT 2003

> Date: Fri,  5 Sep 2003 14:14:50 -0700
> From: jdearl at
> Sender: owner-freebsd-mobile at
> Hi,
> Well, I sold my Toshiba Satellite A10, and ended up getting a ThinkPad R40
> (2722-CU2 on  I've been working on setting up 5.1 on it today, and have
> made some progress thanks to the previous experience of others on freebsd-mobile.
> The first problem was with the fxp device, and "device timeouts." I got past
> that by commenting out sio and pcmcia related devices in the kernel.  I still
> need to go back and see if it was sio or pcmcia stuff, or part of the pcmcia
> devices.

Just disable sio1 in /boot/device.hints. No reason to disable stuff
that you actually have! Just add hint.sio.1.disabled="1". That will
free up an IRQ.

> Next XFree86 would core dump.  My R40 has the ATI Radeon M6 LY.  What seemed to
> fix it was intel_agp.c rev 1.17 which was referenced in another e-mail here
> regarding an Inspiron notebook having the same problem.
> I have ACPI enabled, although I haven't tested the various ACPI functionality
> yet.  As FreeBSD boots I get alot of errors such as:
> "ACPI-1287: *** Error: Method execution failed [\\_SB_.PCI0.LPC_.EC__._INI]
> (Node 0xc400f1e0), AE_NOT_EXIST"

This looks like 5.1-Release. These should be fixed in CURRENT and can
be ignored in most cases during RELEASE. (It was a chicken/egg issue
that Nate fixed doing some rather "odd" things to get some of the ACPI
code to run before it would normally be started.)
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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