Compaq 3000Z Laptops (And some misc. others)
astrodog at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 01:03:16 GMT 2004
Sorry if this is a repost.
I'll get the ISOs up sometime tonight or tomarrow. If you need
something specific in the kernel config, PM me on efnet IRC, or post
it here. Would everyone be alright with just a miniinst ISO?
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 12:53:49 -0800 (PST), Neil Short <neshort at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm interested in -current iso's.
> --- Astrodog <astrodog at gmail.com> wrote:
> > After browsing the lists for awhile for information
> > on this problem, I
> > figured I'd share my... findings, as it were, with
> > interested parties.
> > The showstopping glitch that appears to occur on the
> > Compaq 3000Z
> > Series of laptops relates to the keyboard test
> > interrupt. As best as I
> > can tell, Nvidia for the mobile version of their
> > chipset, or Compaq,
> > has remapped the keyboard test, to instead perform a
> > system reboot.
> > This behavior exists under any boot options, and the
> > only known
> > workaround I am aware of is to apply a patch to the
> > kernel sources. As
> > a result, for the past month or so, I've been
> > tracking FreeBSD
> > -CURRENT with the patch applied, and producing ISO
> > Images of the
> > modified setup. If there is a way to test for a
> > specific chipset, and
> > to use the patched code if it is detected, merging
> > that on to the main
> > tree would be most appreiated.
> > The other major glitch appears to be in APIC
> > support. I haven't tested
> > this much though, as the above error is, in my
> > opinion, a much larger
> > issue.
> > If, for whatever reason, there is no way to merge
> > the patch, I can
> > start making the -CURRENT snapshots we use
> > internally avalibile, and
> > anyone who is interested in getting a copy is more
> > than welcome to
> > e-mail me.
> > Please let me know if there is anything else I can
> > do to assist in
> > troubleshooting these two problems.
> > --- Harrison Grundy
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