Hi all I am a very stubborn user and refuse to return to windows, even in the face of a kernel panic ;-)~. I posted last week on this problem I havce of the contigmalloc1 error associated with the Ali (Alladin) chipset. Instead of going forward (newer releases) I have had some limited success so far by doing just the opposite. I noticed on the FreeBSD website that the Alladin chipset is supposedly supported till 4.9, however, I have found so far that 4.7 is the latest release to actually support this chipset. (I think, I am cvsupping to 4.8 ATM, I will post if I have success there) The problem seems to lie in the pkg-config file, for an upgraded system anyway as when I try and install gnome2, this is when my system falls apart every time. pkg_add has no effect, thinking the problem was a dependency, I gave this a try and failed in the same fashion. All gnome reliant apps fail it seems. Another major problem I found was that drivers did not work properly, I experimented with a few and after some trials, I found that the vesa driver solved my X probs, sound etc was the same, experiment untill you find one that works (I am certain I have been using the correct dirver as well, it just did not work, whenever I invoked X, I would geta blank screen and the whole computer would become disabled - I did make notes of all my hardware before installing) If you are interested in adding coments, or telling me that I have explained this badly, please cc me as I am not on the list. I will post again when I have FreeBSD up and running relatively bugfree. As I say, this worked for me and there seems to be no post regarding this bug. Hoping I can help someone out here
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