M/B Bios Settings
knomadness at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 3 13:08:58 PST 2003
thank you for your imput. it is usefill, however
doesn't solve my problem. i need to specify the
location or address of only the AGP slot or card.
--- Lowell Gilbert
<freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> knomadness <knomadness at yahoo.com> writes:
> > I am new to the unix, lunix and freebsd systems. I
> > familiar with bios settings for win98se and xp,
> > however, i am not with freebsd or otherwise.
> > I have 2 machines that i am building. one has a
> > Gigabyte GA-7VRXP(2.0) m/b and the other has an
> > A7V333 m/b.
> > In my bios settings, how should I set them for
> > 5.1?;
> Mostly, it shouldn't matter.
> Remember, however, that 5.x isn't really intended
> for neophytes.
> > In Features Setup; Interrupt Mode- PIC or APIC?
> > Are there any other bios settings that freebsd
> > requires or accepts?
> Don't change any BIOS settings from their defaults
> except to deal with
> observed problems.
> > When setting up the video card configuration in
> > X-windows, how do you indicate or direct it to use
> > AGP slot not a PCI slot?
> Usually, by inserting a video card into an AGP slot
> instead of a PCI
> slot. If you have both installed, then the answer
> kind of depends on
> why you did that; the PC architecture doesn't deal
> well with such a
> > Are there any other idiosyncrasies that i need to
> > aware of?
> It's usually best to try the install and deal with
> problems, rather
> than trying to anticipate problems that wouldn't
> have occurred anyway.
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