Walter C. Pelissero
walter at pelissero.de
Wed Oct 27 18:23:24 PDT 2004
I'm trying to run FreeBSD 5.3 on a Via EPIA ME-6000, but there are
still a couple of things that don't work.
First. The PXE loading process is quite slow because it gets stuck
for a half a minute here and there while loading the KLD modules. No
network activity while the rotating bar on the screen freezes. I
tried to work around this problem compiling a monolithic kernel, but
still the PXE has to load at least three files (acpi.ko, loader.conf,
kernel), giving the chance to delay the boot. I don't know if this is
a problem related to the PXE rom or to pxeboot.
The second problem is the sound. The device is recognised and the
via8233 driver is properly loaded; 12 dsp devices appear in /dev
(dsp0.[0-5] and dspW0.[0-5]) and the user programs work as nothing was
wrong, unfortunately no sound is produced.
Is there anyone who has succeeded to run FreeBSD on one of these cute
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