[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 10152009 Up!

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Oct 22 06:04:55 PDT 2009


On 10/21/2009 9:51 PM, Kris Moore wrote:
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> On Sat, 17 Oct 2009, doverosx at gmail.com wrote:
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>> Arthur wrote:
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>>> 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!
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>> 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.
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> I've just updated the display wizard to fix this issue, using Nvidia's handy chart
> of PCI ID's for older graphics cards :)
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> http://us.download.nvidia.com/freebsd/180.44/README/appendix-e.html
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> As long as your card is in this list, it should suggest the right driver now. You can find out
> your ID by running "pciconf -l | grep vga" and look at the chip= line. The first 6 digits should
> match something in nvidia's list there.
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> --
> Kris Moore
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Nice that they have a handy list like this!

Arthur


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