[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 10152009 Up!

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Sat Oct 17 17:22:36 PDT 2009


>Arthur wrote:
> > Quick note about the new alpha. On my home machine I have spare SATA
> > I drive that I used to play with and I found that when booting for
> > the first time it chose the 185.xx NVidia driver to try and run my
> > AGP 5600 but every time I accepted it and the resolution, it failed
> > and went into a shutdown/reboot. Selecting the 173.xx driver was
> > ultimately what I had to do to get it to run. Just a heads up that
> > the VGA driver auto-detecting might not be 100% there.
> >
> > Arthur
> >
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>Wowww a 5600, that is like REALLY old!
>
>I suppose one could modify the auto-detection to probe for vgaX devs and
>based on some table...txt file decide on which driver to use.

yep. it's an old rig just for the basics. Never played games or 
anything. Upgrading next year when SATA3 and USB3 get standardized. 
Then I get to say, P55 chipset with an i7? Man that's SO 2009. ;-)

Arthur 



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