[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.2-- Centrino-based Laptop. Intel video driver fails. Install and video setup require vesa driver

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Mar 8 07:19:22 PST 2011

On 03/08/2011 9:11 AM, Ian Robinson wrote:
> Testing PCBSD 8.2-RELEASE-i386 on Centrino-based laptop (Acer 
> Travelmate 4001, P4 Mobile chip @ 1.6 GHz), which includes a built-in 
> intel video chip.
> A "live mode" boot failed at about the point where the video driver 
> was enabled.
> The installation failed at the same point.  However, I could install 
> without problem by starting the install in the VESA mode.
> After the basic install completed, the video installation defaulted to 
> the driver named intel-3d-enable.  This did not work.  Nor did the 
> plain "intel" driver.  After selecting and sending the video 
> installation into the test mode, the system just hangs to a black screen.
> Everything runs fine with the vesa driver.
> To summarize, until a better intel driver is released, Centrino-based 
> laptops using the intel video chipset need to install in the vesa mode 
> and need to select the vesa driver.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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Hopefully the current work being done with the XOrg 7.5.1 release and 
future updates will allow them to update the Intel driver to something 
more current. I was reading that good progress is being made but not 
sure if we'll see it by 9.0, sadly.

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