[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD9.1-RC(1,2) on Dell Latitude not usable

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Mon Oct 22 09:57:45 PDT 2012


On 10/22/2012 11:03 AM, Productnews wrote:
> I experience severe problems when I try to install PCBSD9.1, both with
> RC1 and RC2, which make PCBSD unusable for me.
>
> Configuration: Dell Latitude D610, 2 GB mem, 80 GB HD, 320 GB USB disk,
> Intel i915 graphics (1400x1050), USB-PS/2 optical mouse.
>
> Installing RC1 from USBLite
>
> 1. when choosing language (Deutsch), installer asks to abort the
> installation
> 2. does not ask for keyboard layout (Swiss German)
>
> 3. After reboot, the display wizard shows up, determines display as
> Intel, 1400x1050. Pross OK ->  screen goes black, system is dead,
> CTL-ALT-DEL has no effect, CTL-ALT-F1 etc has no effect.
>
> Obviously the system is useless this way.
>
> Booting RC2 from USBLive
>
> 4. the display wizard shows up (like in pt 3 above),  determines display
> as Intel, 1400x1050. Pross OK ->  screen goes black, system is dead,
> CTL-ALT-DEL has no effect, CTL-ALT-F1 etc has no effect.
>
> Obviously the system is useless this way.
>
> regards, Harald
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Harald,

The Intel driver in general is not so good for KMS/DRM yet.

Arthur


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