Dear all, although I posted a previous email to the list about this issue some months ago, I thought I would check again to see whether anything has changed with the 7.1 release.
I have an LG cd/dvd combo (model GH22LP20) that attaches to the PATA(/IDE) connector of an Asus P5Q Pro motherboard. The specs for the motherboard are the following: N° sockets (max memory): 4xDDR2 (max 8GB) Chipset: Intel P45 (LGA775 platform)+ ICH10R Sound Card: Realtek ALC1200 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio SATA support, N° connectors: 8x SATA2, 1x PATA LAN: Atheros AR8121 10/100/1000 Mb/s RAID: 0,1,0+1,5 Connectors: * 2 slots for PCI Express 16x 2.0 * 3 slots PCI Express x1 * 2 slots PCI 2.2 * 12 x USB * 2 x Firewire The PATA-133/IDE interface is implemented via an additional Marvell 88SE6111controller (SATA is driven via ICH10R). My problem is that the DVD drive is not seen by FreeBSD, although it is seen by the BIOS in the boot up phase. In the previous post Jeremy Chadwick pointed out that the Marvell 88SE6111controller may not be supported by FreeBSD. I was wondering if this is still the case with the 7.1 Release and whether somebody could suggest a workaround that does not involve replacing the drive (e.g., is it possible to use some sort of converter cable from SATA to PATA? I apologize if this is complete nonsense, but I know close to nothing about buses and connector types). By the way, the Atheros onboard NIC appears to work fine with the driver "ale" (disabled by default in the GENERIC kernel), and sound works too with the kernel module snd_hda. thanks in advance for any suggestion very best giuseppe -- Giuseppe Pagnoni Dip. Scienze Biomediche Sezione Fisiologia Univ. di Modena e Reggio Emilia Via Campi 287 I-41100 Modena, Italy Tel: +39-059-205-5742 Fax: +39-059-205-5363 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"