Gateway M305XL Laptop

Christopher Sean Hilton chris at
Fri Jan 16 20:06:48 PST 2004

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on a Gateway M305XL laptop. I'd be
happier with 5.2 so I'll start there.

In 5.2 The kernel never completely boots. Here's what I get

sio1: configured irq 3 not in bootmap of probed irqs 0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomeme 0xa0000-0zbffff on isa0
unknown: <PNP0303> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (memory)
unknown: <PNP0f13> can't assign resources (irq)
fdc1: cannot reserve I/O port range (1 ports)
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2191115784 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec

Fatal double fault:
eip = 0xc07c8190
esp = 0xd7464004
ebp = 0x7465c54
cpuid = 0; apic id = 00
panic: double fault

syncing disks, buffers remaining...
Uptime: 1s

That may not be exact since I transcribed it from the screen. I'm not
sure what's causing this but my preference would be to install 5.2
since it has ACPI control ant he M305XL has a really noisy fan.

In 4.9-RELEASE The machine warns me that ad0 is UDMA 66 but has a UDMA
33 cable. I can get buy this by telling the machine that it can only
use PIO mode but I noticed that if I play with the BIOS I can get it
to install in UDMA mode 2. To tell the truth. If I cannot figure out a
way to turn the fan off I'm going to return the laptop anyhow. Has
anyone got suggestions of how to get a test install of 5.2 going so I
can determine if ACPI will let me control the fan?

Thanks in advance

Chris Hilton                                 chilton-at-vindaloo-dot-com
                "All I was doing was trying to get home from work!"
                                                 -- Rosa Parks

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