Recently my PCI graphics card failed on my Dell Dimension 4100. I replaced it
with a known good card I had lying around: an Nvidia GeForce 3 TI200 with an
AGP interface. My FreeBSD installation will not boot with this graphics card.
The boot loader hangs at the twirling baton as follows:
/boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x43698 data=0x23c0+0x10f0
I'm running 7.1-RELEASE generic kernel.
Anyone ever see anything like this before? Any ideas on how I can debug? Is
there anything I can do with the loader prompt to see what is happening when
The keyboard still seems responsive when this happens (the caps-lock, num-lock,
etc. still work). It is almost as if the boot loader is unsure how to send
output to the AGP bus. I have tweaked every possible setting in the very
limited BIOS but nothing helps.
BTW, I know that my hardware is good because this is a dual boot system and I
am able to boot into Windows just fine. I am also able to run Linux from a
live cd. However, I also tried a FreeBSD install disk and it hangs at the same
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
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