[PC-BSD Testing] latest 9 snapshot panics at startup

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue May 3 11:04:59 PDT 2011

On 05/02/2011 13:58, Krishna wrote:
> Hello Kris,
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Kris Moore<kris at pcbsd.org>  wrote:
>> On 04/30/2011 16:43, Krishna wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Tried the 04-25 snapshot (amd64) on my desktop and I got a kernel
>>> panic everytime. When booting with "verbose logging" I get this
>>> message:
>>> ACPI APIC Table:<DELL  FX09>
>>> panic: AP #1 (PHY #1) failed!
>>> cpuid = 0
>>> [ thread pid 0 tid 0 ]
>>> Stopped at kdb_enter+0x3b: movq     $0, 0x8e4d82(%rip)
>>> Specs:
>>> Dell Vostro 400 with Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600,
>>> 4G memory,
>>> nVidia GeForce 9500 GT graphics card
>> Is this happening when you boot the DVD, or after you install and boot for
>> the first time?
> This happened during the usb boot (I used the usb image). After a
> dozen or so warm reboots, booted and the installation was completed.
> However, the following reboot post installation did not work and gave
> the same error. Tried the 8.2 release (both PC-BSD as well as FreeBSD)
> and got the same result - kernel panic. This I repeated after
> monkeying with the BIOS settings (SATA mode changed to IDE and back to
> RAID, video card changed to the integrated and back to the discrete
> etc) but no luck whatsoever.

That's weird that it would be so random / inconsistent like that. Have 
you poked around the FreeBSD PR system to see if this has been reported 

> btw, the text rendering out of the box is terrible. It would be better
> to disable hinting completely and also use grayscale smoothing unless
> you change Freetype's build settings to include the bytecode
> interpreter which IIRC, is still commented out by default. Also, you
> guys could consider introducing a fresh font for the widgets and
> desktop -- something that Ubuntu (and Fedora too?)  did. The *-vera
> fonts are found everywhere and have become boring :) Appearance of
> text can be quite a branding IMO.
> Cheers,
>    --krishna

We'll take a look at that for 9, haven't started doing any font stuff 
yet, but it may be time for a different default :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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