Good day, After spending quite some time trying to get 5.0-RELEASE installed on a Dell PowerEdge machine, it seems that all is now working quite well. Being that these machines are somewhat common, I'll share what was halting my installation.
These machines come with integrated video, an ATI RageXL, which is rather useless for anything other than console mode. I installed an ATI All- In-Wonder VE so that I could get somewhat decent performance out of X. The problem manifested when the kernel probed the machines hardware, causing an "NMI ISA 30, EISA ff", and locking up the machine solid. After I began pulling memory and expansion cards from the system, the error went away when I removed the ATI AIW card. I reinstalled the card and attempted to find how to correct this. My only solution to this issue was to interrupt the boot process and use the following command: set hw.pci.enable_io_modes = 0 This prevented any further halts. My first question is as follows: is /boot/device.hints the most proper place to stick this? Also, are there any other possible solutions to this issue? My main drives are SCSI, and I have one CD-RW and one DVD-R on the secondary IDE controller. The kernel detects the drives just fine, but defaults them both down to PIO4. The drives are fully UDMA2 capable. I am able to set the drives to use UDMA2 via atacontrol without issue. However, how would one make this more permanent, such that I wouldn't have to use atacontrol everytime I boot the machine? Back to the topic of video; is there _any_ way to permanently disable, or at least prevent FreeBSD from detecting the integrated video on the motherboard? There is nothing in the machines BIOS that would allow this. This would just be "nice" to do, as X works just fine, but it still sticks an entry into the XFree86Config file for the integrated chip. And finally... Where can one obtain a complete list of allowed hints for use in /boot/device.hints? I tried searching around the FBSD site as well as the handbook and found no listing, other than a line here and a line there. Thank you all very much for your help, and have a wonderful day. - John Wilson [EMAIL PROTECTED] __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - forms, calculators, tips, more http://taxes.yahoo.com/ To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message