HP Pavilion DV6110us notebook install problems
Schleich, Arno Rene
arnschle at iupui.edu
Fri Dec 29 16:10:49 PST 2006
I encountered multiple problems with FreeBSD 6.2 RC1 on the following
AMD Turion dual core tl50, nvidia 6150 go, MCP51 nforce disk and
ethernet controllers and onboard sound, and a Broadcom wlan interface,
which I haven't found out much about as of yet.
As the system is completely stuck at the moment I cannot get more info
(dmesg, uname etc.) to You, but maybe You can give me some directions as
I am trying to decide as whether to delete or rebuild the system.
(i) From the start booting worked only with acpi
(ii) Sound never worked - I tried snd_hda and snd_ich
which had appeared to be most promising without any success
(iii) Smp does crash everything
(iv) Cannot reboot/shutdown except by pressing the on/off
(v) The nve driver seemed to work well enough to run
the disks and the Ethernet
(vi) No trace of the wlan - everything related to atheros
compiled into a costum kernel
(vii) Power management crashes everything when enabled
I wonder if these problems and their likely origin in incompatible
hardware are unsolvable making further install attempts futile or if it
is something I am doing wrong. As I depend on productivity and computing
power I have some interest in using the underlying hardware to its
fullest but also cannot afford a lot of time experimenting.
So I'd be thankful for some hints as to whether it is likely that
FreeBSD can run on this platform.
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