[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 10152009 Up!

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Sat Oct 17 19:46:53 PDT 2009


Arthur wrote:
>> 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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That's awesome, I am also planning on a big upgrade. I am thinking more 
along the lines of AMD but we'll see what is in my $$ range when I do 
(who knows!?!?). btw, 66% done the download - I'll be installing it on 
my macbook.


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