peterjeremy at acm.org
Thu Jul 8 21:07:33 UTC 2010
On 2010-Jul-07 14:22:22 -0400, "Mikhail T." <mi+thun at aldan.algebra.com> wrote:
>In no particular order:
> A picture, that one of the systems was displaying at boot (and
> then used as a screen-saver), stopped showing properly. The
> colors are right, but the picture is distorted beyond recognition.
> The relevant part of loader.conf is:
It's a bit difficult to provide any useful input without some idea
of what the picture should and does look like. Can you please post
the actual bitmap as well as a picture of your screen showing the
> Likewise, having "device ugen" breaks config(8) -- another
> undocumented incompatibility.
Can you please advise where it is documented that "device ugen"
is valid in a FreeBSD-8 config file?
> One of the upgraded systems would repeatedly hang at boot, until I
> disabled the on-board firewire-device through the BIOS... It was
> not a problem under 7.x, although I don't know, whether the device
> actually worked.
I haven't seen this on any of my systems. Can you please provide
details of your motherboard, BIOS and the output from a verbose boot
up to the hang. Is there a BIOS update available and have you tried
> Despite the reported improvements in the USB area, my USB keyboard
> /still/ does not work during boot. It during POST and then after
> the booting is complete. But in single-user mode -- no... Had to
> fish-out the PS2 keyboard...
I have had similar problems on one of my USB-only desktops. In my
case, moving the keyboard to a different USB port solved the problem.
All I can suggest is to work your way through all the USB ports you
have available and see if they all behavee the same.
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