unable to boot with Nvidia AGP graphics card
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Thu May 7 04:26:47 UTC 2009
On Thursday 07 May 2009 04:35:30 Scott Parrish wrote:
> Hi all,
> Recently my PCI graphics card failed on my Dell Dimension 4100. I replaced
> it with a known good card I had lying around: an Nvidia GeForce 3 TI200
> with an AGP interface. My FreeBSD installation will not boot with this
> graphics card. The boot loader hangs at the twirling baton as follows:
> /boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x43698 data=0x23c0+0x10f0
> I'm running 7.1-RELEASE generic kernel.
> Anyone ever see anything like this before? Any ideas on how I can debug?
Most common cause is a faulty hints file, since you can't install from CD
either, the GENERIC hints aren't working for this system. You could try 7.2-
RELEASE cd and file a PR otherwise. The dmesg from linux would be useful
information in this PR.
> Is there anything I can do with the loader prompt to see what is happening
> when this occurs? The keyboard still seems responsive when this happens
> (the caps-lock, num-lock, etc. still work). It is almost as if the boot
> loader is unsure how to send output to the AGP bus.
You can disable the AGP at loader prompt, similar to how one would do that in
the hints file:
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