Despite the fact that the laptop compatibility base has an entry for this machine that looks good for FreeBSD 5.0, I'm not having the best luck that one might hope.
I've read through the Release notes and Hardware notes, and Errata on the web site for this release and on the CD (NFS mounted from my desktop-based FreeBSD 4.3 system - I know - I'm a little behind), I haven't found anything that seems to address anything like these issues: 1) The CD-ROM, which worked great to install the system, doesn't work when I boot from the hard-drive installed system. The MFS kernel reports Jan 11 17:56:56 pearl /kernel: acd0: CDROM <Compaq CRN-8241B> at ata0-slave PIO but I just get "device not configured" when I boot the GENERIC kernel that was installed. /dev/acd0 does appear in the device directory, and I ran MAKEDEV on it, just to make double sure. 2) APM also says "device not configured". Don't know if this works with the MFS/installation kernel. 3) Even though xf86config seems to have correctly identified the adapter, and it works nicely at 1024x768, I can't seem to get the color depth working at anything other than 256. I have tried "startx -- -bpp 24" and "startx -- -bpp 32" and "startx -- -bpp 16" but it doesn't seem to matter. The PCMCIA/PC-Card stuff appears to be working, but I haven't tested it very thoroughly yet. I have xdm and kde up and running - so much is going well - but the CD-ROM issue is really slowing me down, and the display could sure use those extra colors... Maybe I should try a binary upgrade to 4.9, now that it's out? I don't currently have any reason to think that would help, but I haven't got any other "go forward" ideas, either. Thoughts, suggestions, redirections all appreciated! Thanks! -- John Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"