7.0-CURRENT-200611-amd64 console issues on install with Pavillion dv9000z

John Smith almarrie at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 10:47:51 PST 2006

On 11/25/06, chriscureau at bellsouth.net <chriscureau at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I recently bought a HP Pavillion dv9000z laptop with an AMD Turion processor and was pleased to see that 7.0-CURRENT-200611-amd64 was able to boot the machine.  This is a definite improvement, as 6.2-RELEASE-beta3 wasn't able to even boot the machine.  Many thanks to the FreeBSD developers for their hard work!  Unfortunately, after the installation menu appears, the keyboard acts very strangely.  I am able to go past the first screen if I press enter twice, and then the system responds no more to keystrokes, except to emit a console beep that never seems to end.  I did break into the debugger as soon as the kernel had finished booting and the installer CD was being mounted, and the keyboard seems to respond fine.  I was able to show irqs, and got output which seemed correct.
> I will admit now that I have used FreeBSD for only about a month now...but I come from many years of Linux use, and I would consider myself to be an expert.  With a few suggestions, maybe I can figure a way around this.
> Thanks,
> Chris Cureau

Did you try FreeBSD 6.2-RC1?

Could you please list your wireless chip and if FreeBSD 7.0-c
supported it? so for your video card.

I need to know what is supported in 7.0 for my next laptop purchase.

Thank you,


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