Acer TravelMate 212TX Laptop, AGP error of sorts.

Markie mark.cullen at
Fri Apr 30 03:33:22 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 01:38:04AM +0100, Markie wrote:

>> agp0: <Ali Generic host to PCI bridge> mem 0xe0000000-0xe3fffff at
>> 0.0 on pci0
>> agp0: bad initial aperture size, disabling
>> device_probe_and_attach: agp0 attach returned 6
>Aieee! The dreaded 'attach returned 6'!!!!

haha! Indeed :o) Unfortuantly I didn't have a choice over the laptop, not
that I am not very grateful for it though :o) I always wanted one!

>> I am guessing this is broken hardware? Anyway, in safe mode the panic
>> occurs (whenever I load any kernel module by the looks of it) is: (be
>> warned, this probably isn't really all that helpful but I am waiting for
>> hard disk to arrive... then I may be able to build a debug kernel if
>> needed?)
>Alas, you are not the only person to have had that problem with the
>Acer Travelmate:
>Which suggests that the problem is incompatability between the OS and
>the hardware.  I've no idea if the poster of that message ever found a
>solution.  And the other approach which often works when trying to
>figure out recalcitrant laptops: hunting through the /Linux/ sites for
>clues, that doesn't seem to turn up much useful, other than listing a>
>bunch of distro's that do or don't work with it.

Well, damn! I will try a recent Linux distro on it soon and see how that
goes I guess. I did come across a fix yesterday, well... supposedly. I am
not entirely sure how I would go about applying it before installing
though. I guess I will just have to hope it'll do a buildworld alright in
this safe mode thing :o)

>I suggest you ask again on the freebsd-mobile at ... list.

I wasn't aware there was a mobile list :o) Sorry if I uhh... polluted the
list a bit or anything :o)

Thanks alot for your reply!

> Cheers,
> Matthew
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