All your laptops are belong to Windows.
astrodog at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 16:31:44 GMT 2005
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 13:40:51 +0100, Davide Lemma <davide at sito.it> wrote:
> I'm in a situation similar to you... I've just purchased a Medion SIM2000,
> it boots up but I've also some troubles with sound & modem.
> Here the strange problem is that the sound card is a AC97 ALS (SiS7012) and
> it just outputs from headphone and the modem is a SiS7013 (Intel Winmodem)
> that isn't in the ports tree (while there is the LT winmodem).
> For the Video Card with some trick I was able to get a full 16:9 resolution
> like in windows but without DRI (this is an Xorg problem).
> Above all I'm almost surprised because I know the difficulty to work with a
> laptop & unix.
> I've tried Fedora Core 3 & Debian III but it gives me an error during boot
> (acpi error).
> So like a BSD users I feel above all lucky enough.
> The only suggestion I feel to give you is to wait the awake of 6.0 because
> it will have many changes in ACPI calls. I'm waiting too to have some tricks
> about my sound card :)
> bye Davide
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bsdnooby" <bsdnooby at optonline.net>
> To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; <freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 8:32 AM
> Subject: All your laptops are belong to Windows.
> > I'm defeated. The FreeBSD install gives no hints as to why it turns off
> > my laptop.
> > When I try to install FreeBSD, my brand new I'm blue.HP Pavilion laptop
> > turns itself off. It does not matter if I use 4.x or 5.x, CD or floppies.
> > There is no error log since it just shuts off after I choose to load a
> > kernel. I have tried loading with ACPI off, and it does not help. I
> > believe I tried all the kernel options available from the menu on 5.x.
> > The computer is a HP Pavilion zv5445us, with 512MB RAM, P4-3Ghz, 100GB HD,
> > 15.4" Hi-Def Screen, 54G 802.11b WLAN. I purchased it from Best Buy.
> > Under Windows, it appears Hyper-Threading is turned on, and I have not
> > found a way to turn it off inside the CMOS.
> > The machine runs Windows XP Pro fine, but I am trying to switch to FreeBSD
> > on all my boxen. I was really surprised to find this one abruptly
> > shutdown when trying to do the install. It turns off before the install
> > really starts, so I do not have much information to solve this problem.
> > The HD is never touched.
> > I'm blue.
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