Hello, I hav installed FreeBSD 4.9 on my desktop, ECS K7S5A, AMD T-Bird 900 mhz cpu, 128 m of ddr 30g western digital ide h/d ide buss 0 master "compaq" generic cdrom ide buss 0 slave generic floppy, zip ide not phsyicly hooked back up yet, when it was it worked
I tried 5.1 but the floppy wouldn't wouldn't work with acpi on and alot of other stuff didn't work when I turned acpi off and though the floppy did, it still only did it half way. was getting the same thing other people reported when I looked into it. I have rebuilt the kernal to include USR_LDT, and disabled alot of drivers that I didn't need, including raid and scsi, except the two scsi that I found out the hard way need to be there to compile usb mass storage support ect and left everything that I had no clue what it was alone. it works well. I changed /etc/ttys ie. #ttyv8 "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm off secure ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm" xterm on secure sysctl.conf # $FreeBSD: src/etc/sysctl.conf,v 220.127.116.11 2002/04/15 00:44:13 dougb Exp $ # # This file is read when going to multi-user and its contents piped thru # ``sysctl'' to adjust kernel values. ``man 5 sysctl.conf'' for details. # vfs.usermount=1 chmod for floppy and cdrom added thier entries into fstab created mnt/cdrom and mnt/floppy dirs off of the user home directores it woks as expected but with respect to the /etc/ttys right before X starts I am getting a message refering to abnormal helper termination error code 0 it doesn't seem to be hurting antthing, can I fix it? also, Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports: > Error: No Symbols named "us" in the include file "pc/us" > Exiting > Abandoning symbols file "default" Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server My keyboard is working great as far as I can tell. ---------...~~~~~...---------- snip (II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project" compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0 ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6 (II) Loading sub module "ddc" (II) LoadModule: "ddc" (II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a (II) S3VIRGE(0): VESA VBE DDC supported (II) S3VIRGE(0): VESA VBE DDC Level none (II) S3VIRGE(0): VESA VBE DDC transfer in appr. 0 sec. (II) S3VIRGE(0): VESA VBE DDC read failed (--) S3VIRGE(0): No DDC signal the video seems to be working fine except that I was getting bad glx stuff for display 0, 0 I fixed that by uncommenting the load GLX in XFree86Config I also uncommented the DRI option and divice option for pci_burst after recommenting the DRI mode "666" at the very bottem of the config file via " ee " I was able to get X back online and play some games that I couldn't before but vidio for Tux Racer is way way to slow. I also have added the Zaxis and buttons = 5 to get the weel on my mouse going as per FAQ sheet, it works well. do I have somthing wrong in the config? or is it just the fact this is an old slow pci vidio card? I am getting a new one soon, and I dont play games very much my kid cant wait!! just the thought of a panguin sled race 8>)!! when I log out and the screen resets right befor kdm kicks in I am getting reapeted scedualling over run messages from the usb ports I reconfigured the kernal to disable uhci my machine has ohci, it seems to be better but still doing it, how do I fix this? do I need to set a flag of some sort if so where do I find the man/doc sheet for the usb flag options. on Bootup, Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2a ad0s2a: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 42387790 of 4160-4163 (ad0s2 bn 42387790; cn 2638 tn 132 sn 4) retrying ad0s2a: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 42387790 of 4160-4163 (ad0s2 bn 42387790; cn 2638 tn 132 sn 4) retrying ad0s2a: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 42387790 of 4160-4163 (ad0s2 bn 42387790; cn 2638 tn 132 sn 4) retrying ad0s2a: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 42379502 of 16-19 (ad0s2 bn 42379502; cn 2638 tn 0 sn 32) retrying ad0s2a: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 42379502 of 16-19 (ad0s2 bn 42379502; cn 2638 tn 0 sn 32) retrying ad0s2a: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 42379502 of 16-19 (ad0s2 bn 42379502; cn 2638 tn 0 sn 32) retrying ad0s2a: UDMA ICRC error writing fsbn 42379502 of 16-19 (ad0s2 bn 42379502; cn 2638 tn 0 sn 32) falling back to PIO mode in bois the hard drives pio mode is set to auto I have the options of auto,and pio mode 1-5, I have tried to play with this abit but no diference how do I either make the hard drive work with the udma mode or configure the kernal to stay at pio mode in the first place? the last thing I am wondering is how to make the cdrom and floppy umount automaticly via a script on logout from a session both my daughter and I always forget to unmount them before we log out then we cant unmount the other's, but I dont understand how the logout and permissions work ie when control tranfers from user to root, and what scripts get called between the user logging out from a window manager ie. KDE, gnome and the login screen comming up. but I would like to put the umount commands for user mounted devices in there somwhere. so that when a user logs off the next user comes up with a fresh mounting enviroment. not the last user's old one. as it stands right now I have KDE on FreeBSD 4.9, gnome2, OOo1.1 and alot of other stuff installed I did a full port upgrade via portupgrade --all (I definatly need to learn how to use that CVup stuff) and the xitami web servere being started via rc.local(the old way of doing things according to rc.conf?) it works on start up but I need to shut it down properly on reboot and shutdown. with the exception of the issues above and I stiil need to set up the printer "Apollo p-2600" havnt even tried yet. it is running perfectly as a multi-user desktop system. I am very happy to the point as soon as the printer is hooked up and running I will be able to clear out the partition that the other operating system is on and make room to try out 5.2 when it comes out :>) to see if the floppy issue is fixed my daughter needs that thing to transfer school work, in her computer class. and last but not least cdburner software when I had linux going.but gave up trying to keep up with it, I had K3B who do I beg to port this?? and my daughter wants to know if it is ok to distribute the wallpaper she put together of the blue haired KDE gal, being smiled at by the FreeBSD devil, with a jellious penguin in the background Thanks in advance, Larry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"