On Thursday 04 December 2008 03:06:34 Da Rock wrote: > I have just installed FreeBSD 7.0 on a laptop I just cleaned up. It used > to run Fedora linux (I have a tv card which used to work on it, but now > I can't get the drivers to work again), and it got very cluttered and > started getting issues. The hardware is fine though- it just returned > from servicing under warranty and nearly every component was replaced. > Ergo I can't fault the hardware in any way. > > I tried FreeBSD 7.0 before, but it wasn't working properly for me and I > didn't have the time then to get all the reports to make a PR. > > Now, I decided to sort this out- finally! The issues I'm having are > similar to before, but not quite the same (keeping in mind that I didn't > take much time with it before). They are: > > The wifi driver complains of timeout errors. (Intel iwi 2200bg - last > time I tried had a ralink wifi) > Xorg has DRI errors - fills /var and tries to kill the whole system (I'm > probably exaggerating, but it felt like it at least) > dhclient loses the IP constantly. > > So: How do I present these issues for review? What information is > needed? Anything I've missed? > > This is the first time I've had to do this (which I think is pretty > good- goes to show how well the OS is built), so I'm a little green in > this regard.
For starters: * dmesg * pciconf -lv * if you have omni-positional antennas on the AP or not * if the dri problems go away when dri is disabled and no other symptoms show up * /var/log/Xorg.0.log without the abundance of dri errors * ls /var/db/pkg/ |grep 'xf86-video-*' * Why you installed 7.0 and not 7.1-BETA2 -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"