-------------- Original message ---------------------- From: Kevin Kinsey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Hello, > > Out of necessity, I recently replaced my workstation motherboard > (old one was apparently suffering a breakdown in the IDE controller > chip). Funds being rather low, I opted for a fairly low priced > "combo" deal from a well-known online retailer. I may be > regretting that now. > > I'm having a few ACPI related error messages, some problems with > USB, Xorg doesn't look too pretty, and sound isn't running. > Booting with ACPI off doesn't seem to help, and makes USB > worse. > > BIOS date is July of this year, and so far I'm not actually > sure were to look for any update (appears to be a PcChips > board [yeah, I know]) and I wonder if there'd be an update > anyway, so soon. > > The main ACPI problem that is evident is simply the error > message: "acpi_tz0: _TMP value is absurd, ignored (-269.2C)". > That can be ignored, but I'm guessing that most of the other > problems are probably related to FBSD and this board's ACPI > tables not "playing nice" with each other. Any chance at > all I'm right? > > Sound problem is the biggie, and it seems to be here: > > # cat /dev/sndstat > FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm) > Installed devices: > pcm0: <SiS 7012> at io 0xd800, 0xd400 irq 18 bufsz 16384 kld snd_ich > (1p/1r/1v > channels duplex default) > > # dmesg | grep pcm > pcm0: <SiS 7012> port 0xd800-0xd8ff,0xd400-0xd47f irq 18 at device 2.7 on pci0 > pcm0: AC97 reset timed out. > pcm0: <Analog Devices AD1888 AC97 Codec> > pcm0: ac97 codec reports dac not ready > pcm0: ac97 link rate calibration timed out after 1868021 us > > And this is logged by the kernel after "play foo.wav": > > kernel: pcm0:virtual:0:dsp0.2: play interrupt timeout, channel dead > > The above are "symptoms" (along with the fact that there's > no sound); is it likely that the problem is related to this?: > > # pciconf -lv | grep -A4 pcm > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:2:7: class=0x040100 card=0x18801019 chip=0x70121039 > rev=0xa0 hdr=0x00 > vendor = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)' > device = 'SiS7013 PCI Audio Accelerator' > class = multimedia > subclass = audio > > It's not really a 7012, but a 7013 chip. /sys/dev/sound/pci/ich.c indicates > that the 7012 "needs special handling" and that the "7012 register isn't > like the standard ICH". I'm guessing that either the 7013 *is* more like > the standard ICH, or else it's different even than the 7012, because it > doesn't > seem to wanna play right with pcm(4) when it thinks it's a 7012.... > > The USB problem so far isn't a biggie; it's worst when I boot > without ACPI; then I can't get USB to function at all (use it > for the mouse, mainly, and can work around that with a PS/2 > mouse, I guess). > > So, is there any hope for this hardware? I could try HEAD, I guess, > but it doesn't appear that any work's been done in ICH on HEAD for > 2 months or so (I'm currently running STABLE from yesterday). What > about the ACPI? Should I beg over on [EMAIL PROTECTED] Anybody wanna donate > a nice modern mobo set? [</evilgrin>, just had to ask]. > > Thanks for any insight! > > Kevin Kinsey > --
The only thing I can say is that I had a pc chips board in the early 90's, for about 5 years and they were pretty good about BIOS updates. If I remember right, I think in that time they released at least 3 for the board I had. You could try checking here: http://www.pcchipsusa.com/PCCWebSite/Downloads/Category_Download.aspx?MenuID=6&LanID=2 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"