FreeBSD 6.0 on TC1000 (was: wireless,
ndis problems on Compaq TC1000 Tablet running 6-STABLE)
lists at jnielsen.net
Tue Mar 7 14:59:09 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 07 March 2006 08:57, Milan Obuch wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 November 2005 15:38, John Nielsen wrote:
> > On Tuesday 29 November 2005 06:03 pm, Milan Obuch wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 29 November 2005 21:39, John Nielsen wrote:
> > > > After successfully installing FreeBSD 6.0 on a Compaq TC1000 Tablet
> > > > PC
> > >
> > > By the way, how did you install 6.0 there? I am working with TC1000
> > > too, but it looks almost impossible to install FreeBSD without
> > > keyboard. Just would like to know possibilities - I tried 7.0 but ACPI
> > > does not work (does not boot even, only with ACPI disabled).
> > My only obstacle was getting a keyboard attached to the console - by
> > default it would boot up to sysinstall just fine but the keyboard
> > wouldn't work. (It was detected, but not attached.. i.e. caps lock, etc
> > would work but sysinstall wasn't getting any input.)
> > Using a 6.0-BETA or RC disk (I don't remember which one), I wasn't able
> > to get around this. However, using 6.0-RELEASE I was able to use the
> > builtin keyboard by disabling atkbd0 AND atkbdc0 in the loader.
> I did verify this method with 6.1-BETA3. While I did not install it, only
> came to sysinstall, it works - even with ACPI loaded, which was my primary
> question. So after I build new 5.5-soon-to-be-RELEASE working partition, I
> can wipe currently used 5.4-STABLE, couple of months old one and put 6.1
> there to test.
Glad to hear it.
> > Loading the kbdmux module may or may not be helpful--I didn't end up
> > needing it.
> While I consider using loading kbdmux extremely useful, it did not work as
> an alternative for your installing method. Neither buttons nor keyboard
> worked, so no use...
Yeah, I'll have to play around with this some more.
> > Once installed (and with sshd running as a backup), I updated to -STABLE
> > and built a custom kernel that does not include atkbdc, atkbd, or psm.
> > It works fine. (And it's especially nice with a VESA 1024x768 mode in
> > syscons.)
> Could you share your setup? Kernel config and similar? Maybe X setup, if
> you are using it... I would like to put all information regarding TC1000 to
> my web log at www.dino.sk, so others could benefit from my observations as
I don't have the tablet with me at the moment, but I do have the kernel config
file (attached). The only options in there that I don't typically include on
other machines are CPU_ENABLE_LONGRUN and SC_PIXEL_MODE, but I did have the
sound and CD-ROM working on this kernel.
For the VESA console you'll want to check the output of "vidcontrol -i mode",
but IIRC I used this in /etc/rc.conf:
allscreens_flags="-f 8x8 cp437-8x8.fnt MODE_280"
Obviously you could substitute different font sizes and character pages as
I did set up X.org, but don't have my config file. "Xorg -configure" was
reasonably helpful. I may have only been able to use X's VESA driver, but I
don't remember for certain. I do remember that the mouse was flakey.
My inability to get the built-in wireless working (even with NDIS) coupled
with the mouse not behaving well enough to use in X put a damper on my
enthusiasm for running FreeBSD on the device. I didn't explore using the
stylus at all.
I'd be interested in getting e-mail updates if you make any headway on any of
those fronts, and I'll try to keep an eye on your blog.
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# SPARRTAB - Compaq TC1000 tablet
#options SCHED_ULE # ULE scheduler
options SCHED_4BSD # 4BSD scheduler
options PREEMPTION # Enable kernel thread preemption
options INET # InterNETworking
options FFS # Berkeley Fast Filesystem
options SOFTUPDATES # Enable FFS soft updates support
options UFS_ACL # Support for access control lists
options UFS_DIRHASH # Improve performance on big directories
options NFSCLIENT # Network Filesystem Client
options NFSSERVER # Network Filesystem Server
options CD9660 # ISO 9660 Filesystem
options PROCFS # Process filesystem (requires PSEUDOFS)
options PSEUDOFS # Pseudo-filesystem framework
options GEOM_GPT # GUID Partition Tables.
options COMPAT_43 # Compatible with BSD 4.3 [KEEP THIS!]
options COMPAT_FREEBSD4 # Compatible with FreeBSD4
options COMPAT_FREEBSD5 # Compatible with FreeBSD5
options SCSI_DELAY=5000 # Delay (in ms) before probing SCSI
options SYSVSHM # SYSV-style shared memory
options SYSVMSG # SYSV-style message queues
options SYSVSEM # SYSV-style semaphores
options _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING # POSIX P1003_1B real-time extensions
options KBD_INSTALL_CDEV # install a CDEV entry in /dev
options ADAPTIVE_GIANT # Giant mutex is adaptive.
#options STOP_NMI # Stop CPUS using NMI instead of IPI
device atadisk # ATA disk drives
options ATA_STATIC_ID # Static device numbering
device scbus # SCSI bus (required for SCSI)
device da # Direct Access (disks)
device cd # CD
device pass # Passthrough device (direct SCSI access)
# atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse
#device atkbdc # AT keyboard controller
#device atkbd # AT keyboard
#device psm # PS/2 mouse
device agp # support several AGP chipsets
device vga # VGA video card driver
device cbb # cardbus (yenta) bridge
device pccard # PC Card (16-bit) bus
device cardbus # CardBus (32-bit) bus
device miibus # MII bus support
device fxp # Intel EtherExpress PRO/100B (82557, 82558)
device wlan # 802.11 support
device loop # Network loopback
device random # Entropy device
device ether # Ethernet support
device pty # Pseudo-ttys (telnet etc)
device md # Memory "disks"
device bpf # Berkeley packet filter
# USB support
#device uhci # UHCI PCI->USB interface
device ehci # EHCI PCI->USB interface (USB 2.0)
device usb # USB Bus (required)
device ugen # Generic
device uhid # "Human Interface Devices"
device ukbd # Keyboard
device ulpt # Printer
device umass # Disks/Mass storage - Requires scbus and da
device ums # Mouse
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