[PC-BSD Testing] 1.4 Beta freezes on Xorg configuration in install

Daniel Sammut danielsammut74 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 08:58:28 PDT 2007

Hi Kris and Charles,

Thanks for responding.

I'm having more problems now and I'm not quite sure if it is hardware or
software based.

Charles - in the bios, you can only select the Primary Graphics Adapter. The
choices are AGP, PCI or Onboard AGP. I have AGP selected, and it was this
setting when I installed 1.4 beta. There is no setting to turn off the
onboard adapter.

Kris - the whole thing locked dead. I could do nothing other than do a hard

I managed to get around the problem by booting into safe mode. It
successfully went into the xorg configuration utility. I tried to use the
proprietry Nvidia drivers for my card but they would not work. The only
graphics driver I could use was the 'nv' one. Once that was selected,
everything worked and booted into the desktop.

However, now the power management features would not work. When I wanted to
reboot or turn off, it would wait after the 'uptime' message waiting to be
manually rebooted or turned off.

Here's the distressing thing. I decided to re-install version 1.3 for now
until perhaps it was a bit more stable. However, the acpi now does not work
on version 1.3 even though it worked perfectly before. Also, when I boot
version 1.3 would hang in the booting process, I can not bypass the splash
screen to see what stage it hangs. If I do a hard-reboot, it works okay.

I tried using a Kubuntu live CD for QParted to delete the partition,
re-format and then re-install version 1.3. It is still the same.

I have no idea what is happening!

On 7/21/07, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
> Charles A. Landemaine wrote:
> > Hi Dan,
> >
> > I think you can solve your problem entering the BIOS (Hit "Delete"
> > repeatedly when you start your computer) and disable there your
> integrated
> > graphics card SiS Real 256E. I had the same problem with a K8S-MX mobo.
> > Your card has integrated graphics:
> >
> http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=477&l1=3&l2=12&l3=42&l4=0
> > Please let us know if this solves your problem!
> >
> Dan,
> Please keep us informed on this problem, if this fixes it, we'll need to
> make sure we create some FAQ's on this for others who run into it.
> If this doesn't fix it, can you try changing screens when it locks up?
> Ctrl + Alt + F2
> Does that work, or is the system completely hard locked?
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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