FreeBSD 6.0 and VmWare 5

Joao Barros joao.barros at
Wed Nov 23 02:20:56 GMT 2005

On 11/22/05, Ben Siemon <ben.siemon at> wrote:
> I was able to get it working fine after a few tries. I did have a
> problem with the process timer getting out a sync though, but that
> went away after the 2nd try.

Quoting Ed:

"Disable your APIC device, provided you're not trying to run an SMP
kernel in a virtual SMP machine. Disabling the APIC forces FreeBSD to
fall back on the old-fashioned IRQ timers. I think. Anyway, it works.
Or works around. Whatever:

In /boot/loader.conf , add:


Or, comment out the "device apic" line in your kernel config file and
rebuild, if you're one of Those People."

Joao Barros

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