amd64 and FreeBSD 5.4-BETA1

Scott Long scottl at
Wed Mar 23 18:46:50 PST 2005

Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 00:12:48 +0100
> des at (Dag-Erling Smørgrav) wrote:
>>Remove NO_MIXED_MODE from your kernel config, and try again with the
>>APIC enabled.  NO_MIXED_MODE is (IMHO incorrectly) enabled by default
>>to "avoid penalizing non-broken chipsets".
> Well, that was an interesting experience.
> I commented out the 'options NO_MIXED_MODE' line from my kernel config
> (a copy of GENERIC), made a new kernel and installed it.
> I commented out the hint from /boot/loader.conf, and rebooted the
> machine.
> The results were ... special. The machine would do anything from reboot
> to just mess up the display (vertical stripes instead of text) during
> booting.
> When I set the hint again, the machine booted like before (ie. with the
> 15 seconds delay).
> Whew.

How does this machine behave with a stock 6.0-CURRENT kernel?  Could you
see if the 6.0-CURRENT-SNAP002 snapshot boots on it?


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