[PC-BSD Testing] 7.1-RC1 error report with ThinkPad T61

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Mar 30 07:31:48 PST 2009


Yamashiro, Jun wrote:
> Hello lists,
> 
> I installed PC-BSD 7.1 RC1(x86 version) to Lenovo ThinkPad T61.
> I got 4 errors.  Report about it.
> 
> Installation note:
> * This T61 with "nVidia Quadro NVS 140M" graphic chip.(1440x900)
> * PC-BSD installed to external disk storage via USB(/dev/da0).
> * Installed PC-BSD Japanese version.
>   (Note for developer: Japanese translation finished for 7.1)
> 
> 
> 	Error #1/4:
> nvidia-180.37 driver not worked after "Display Settings".
> But after system reboot, driver worked fine.
> 
> Note:
>   nvidia-173.14.17 driver worked fine in any case.
>   nvidia-96.43.11 driver not worked(maybe, too old version).


The nvidia driver does have some issues with mobile chipsets, but I'm 
glad that after rebooting it worked :) You may want to report this to 
Christian Zander with Nvidia. He's pretty good about finding and fixing 
these type of issues.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=47


> 	Error(or specification?) #2/4:
> PC-BSD's installer goes black-out by screen saver.  I feel
> confused sometimes.  
> 
> I hope disable screen saver in automatically.  It is easy,
> execute 'xset s off' by installer.
> But, nothing /usr/local/bin/xset in installer.  Need bring
> xset(1) from ports/x11/xset.


Thanks! Thats an easy enough fix, I'll include it in 7.1.

> 	Error #3/4:
> Plasma's some operations not worked with Japanese language
> environment(Didn't appear this bug with English environment).
> 
> This bug appear with after PC-BSD 7.0.
> (Sorry I forget report to list)
> 
> After left-button-click on right-top corner:
> 	"Add widgets..."
> 	"Appearance Settings"
> After right-button-click on desktop:
> 	"Run Command..."
> 	"Add widgets..."
> 	"Appearance Settings"

I think it was you who showed me this bug in Tokyo :)

It looks like its a bug in plasma, and should be fixed here soon:

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=169910


> 	Error #4/4:
> Cannot play sound with snd_hda(4).
> How to fix sound for T61: Comment-out these line in /etc/sysctl.conf
> 
> # Autodetect the right sound card
> hw.snd.default_auto=1
> 	|
> 	V
> # Autodetect the right sound card
> #hw.snd.default_auto=1
> 
> Technical note for sound fix:
> 
> 	0th codec found in FreeBSD.  But 1st codec unknown.
> 	Maybe, cannot use 1st codec.
> 
>>From dmesg(8) output:
> | hdac0: <Intel 82801H High Definition Audio Controller> mem 0xfe220000-0xfe223fff irq 17 at device 27.0 on pci0
> | hdac0: HDA Driver Revision: 20090131_0127
> | hdac0: [ITHREAD]
> | hdac0: HDA Codec #0: Analog Devices AD1984
> | hdac0: HDA Codec #1: Conexant (Unknown)
> | pcm0: <HDA Analog Devices AD1984 PCM #0 Analog> at cad 0 nid 1 on hdac0
> | pcm1: <HDA Analog Devices AD1984 PCM #1 Digital> at cad 0 nid 1 on hdac0
> 
> 	But, PC-BSD use 1st codec.
> 
>>From 'cat /dev/sndstat' output:
> | FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 32bit 2007061600/i386)
> | Installed devices:
> | pcm0: <HDA Analog Devices AD1984 PCM #0 Analog> at cad 0 nid 1 on hdac0 kld snd_hda [MPSAFE] (1p:4v/1r:4v channels duplex)
> | pcm1: <HDA Analog Devices AD1984 PCM #1 Digital> at cad 0 nid 1 on hdac0 kld snd_hda [MPSAFE] (1p:2v/0r:0v channels default)
> 
> 	After commented-out "hw.snd.default_auto=1" and reboot,
> 	PC-BSD use 0th codec and can play sound.
> 
>>From 'cat /dev/sndstat' output('default' moved to #1 to #0):
> | FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 32bit 2007061600/i386)
> | Installed devices:
> | pcm0: <HDA Analog Devices AD1984 PCM #0 Analog> at cad 0 nid 1 on hdac0 kld snd_hda [MPSAFE] (1p:4v/1r:4v channels duplex default)
> | pcm1: <HDA Analog Devices AD1984 PCM #1 Digital> at cad 0 nid 1 on hdac0 kld snd_hda [MPSAFE] (1p:1v/0r:0v channels)
> 
> 
> regards,


Ahh, you figured this out before I could look at it :) My new desktop 
had the same issue, it was defaulting to the digital / optical port, 
instead of the analog like I wanted to use. That line has been in 
sysctl.conf for a long time now, since the 6.x days probably. Would some 
of you other testers be willing to try commenting that out, and see if 
it harms or helps your sound? I don't want to take it out until I know 
it doesn't cause problems for other systems as well.


-- 

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
http://www.pcbsd.com


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