Help:Dell Inspiron 2600 Installation Hang: pci0 <unknown card>

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Apr 29 03:57:04 PDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:48:08AM +0300, Eneas Hunguana wrote:
> Hello, could someone help me please?!
> I am trying to install FreeBSD 4.7 (Booting from CD-ROM), in a Dell Inspiron 2600, but the installation process hangs with the following error message:
> "pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x8086, dev=0x2483) at  31.3 irq 10"   
> How can I get this problem solved?

Try installing an up-to-date version of FreeBSD, which at least has a
chance of supporting Intel 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller.  4.7-RELEASE
was over a year ago, and 4.10-RELEASE is due out R.S.N.

However, it's unlikely that the SMBus controller is the cause of
things hanging -- after all, all the kernel has done is ask the card
what its PCI ID is, and decided it doesn't have a driver for it.  It's
probably the next thing that gets probed which is killing the boot.



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