5.3-RC2, AMD64 - still not have fix for Compaq R-series laptops?

Communications Machine ITStaff at wmptl.com
Wed Oct 27 05:37:49 PDT 2004

I have a Compaq R3140CA , (AMD Athlon 64 3000+)...

I've been following the threads loosely, (am subscribed to the list), and
recall there was a fix for it. I was pateiently waiting for the fix
(keyboard probe issue with ACPI if I recall correctly?), to be contributed
to the latest snapshot release. Is this fix not incorporated into 5.3-RC2 ?

I've had little to no success being able to figure out any other way to
install/configure FreeBSD on this thing... the only way I know how to is to
either start from a working build and do a make-world, or to boot from an
install cd and go... but since I cannot find/get any installation disks to
boot, I'm not sure where to go from here - any suggestions?

I am currently running Gentoo linux on here, and am fairly happy with the
stability, but kind of dissappointed with the performance. I had run OpenBSD
for a while, but without the nVidia driver for linux, these displays don't
work in X at all, (or at least they don't exit cleanly and lock the system
up in the process). The final goal would be to have FreeBSD running on here,
but I'm kind of at a loss as to what to try/do next?

Any help, guidance, 'rtfm -> pointers/urls' would be greatly appreciated,

(P.S. - just reply to the list, I am subscribed, thanx)

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