--- Chris Shenton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> FWIW, I had absolutely no trouble booting and
> installing 5.0-R on my 600SC, with the DELL-supplied
> RAID card (amr device recognized it, but it drives
> ATA disks rather than SCSI), and an Intel gigabit
> ether card. Got X11 working on it rather easily
> too. I don't have any other drives (than the
> CD) in the box.
The only trouble that I've experienced was with adding
a new video card, an ATI All-In-Wonder VE (Radeon
7500, PCI version). When the card is not installed,
and I'm using the integrated RageXL video, all works
just great. However, once a new PCI video card is
installed, I get NMI errors on boot, with a system
I've tried a few different things to try and resolve
the issue; removing 'options EISA' from the kernel,
and removing 'device agp' from the kernel. I've
checked the mainboard for jumpers to fully disable the
integrated video; there are none.
Thus far, the only way I can get FreeBSD-5.0 to boot
without incident was to add,
'hw.pci.enable_io_modes=0' to /boot/device.hints.
Once I do that, no more NMI errors.
I just hope and pray this option remains with FreeBSD
for a long time to come so I can continue to use this
ATI AIW card. X with the integrated RageXL sucks. :p
- John Wilson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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