Nvidia has FreeBSD drivers posted on it's web site. In the README.txt file there, I found the statement,
"FreeBSD -STABLE versions older than 4.9 are not supported. "Note that if you are using FreeBSD 4.10, the NVIDIA driver will not work correctly by default; please refer to the FAQ section for details. If you are using a -CURRENT kernel more recent than 05/25/2004, this may apply to your system, as well."
There are instructions for applying patches, but they are all executed after BSD is running, and being a newbie myself I couldn't come up with a way to use them. So, I tried all the 5 installs and the 4.10 installs, and kept getting the same hanging installation until I got to 4.9. In my case, the hang happened after the line installing my CD Drive. During the 4.9 install, the next step is the switch to /root. There is a delay between the two (at first I thought I was back to the beginning again) but it did start. Again, I haven't gotten to X, yet.
If any of the regulars read this, how would I go about reporting this to the bug teams (or finding out if it is a known issue)?
esmaeel pashapouri wrote:
Hello list. I am trying to setup freebsd on a new hp pavilion with the following configuration. cpu: amd64 mem: 1Gb hd: 160 Gb gc: nVIDIA GeForce FX5200XT AGP 8X with 128Mb dvd: 1 nec dvd rw/cd rw cd: 1 cd 48x r sc: integrated sound card not sure on details of it but windows show it as ac97 monitor: sharp 17" lcd
I have downloaded and burned 5.2.1 amd64-disc1.iso and disk2 also. But when trying to boot of cd, the boot process starts and after the listing of some devices gets hanged, the last line on the screen is, pcm: measured ac97 link rate at 16109 Hz
The hard boot gets the computer start over again.
I have tried 5.3 beta3 and no succes there eather.
Any pointer to any document or links to help get past this point would be apritiated greatly.
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