ACPI causing trouble for X in 5.2
dcramble at mesd.k12.or.us
Fri Jan 16 09:44:40 PST 2004
Trey Sizemore wrote:
>> Jaroslaw Nozderko wrote:
>>> OS: FreeBSD 5.2-RC2 (MAC - biba,mls)
>>> I have problem with X on 5.2-RC2. Sometimes the whole
>>> system hangs when I start X by startx or 'setpmac mls/equal startx'
>>> (with MAC policies loaded). In about 30% of attempts it hangs on
>>> XFree startup messages and hard reset is required.
>>> The problem occurs a little bit too often for some unrelated
>>> accident and it doesn't occur at all on 5.1-RELEASE (the same
>>> hardware and configuration).
>>> Does anyone have similar problem ?
>> Yes, see my post from earlier today called "Can't shutdown, logout, or
>> restart cleanly." I have not run 5.1-RELEASE before, so I can't say
>> if it didn't happen there, but it definitely happens with
>> 5.2-CURRENT. I'm at my wit's end trying to find out why!
>Per a post I received on bsdforums.com, try booting up with ACPI turned
>off. This can be done in 5.1 and later by choosing option 2 in the >boot
>menu (Boot FreeBSD with ACPI disabled). Once I did this, it worked >like
>a champ. I'm not sure why earlier versions may not have been affected
>by this or if it only affects certain hardware.
>Let me know if this worked for you.
I have the same problem on two builds of 5.2, one is a Sony Vaio
PCG-F360 Laptop (PII 400MHz) and the other is a newer P4 system with
Asus mother board. Both worked fine with 5.1 and both broke with 5.2.
I was able to work around this problem by booting up with ACPI disabled.
Is there a known issue with ACPI that is being worked on for 5.2 or
did someone already submit a bug report?
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