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

N V vans9 at yandex.ru
Tue Oct 23 01:34:09 PDT 2012


On 22 октября 2012 22:25:20 Arthur Koziol wrote:
> On 10/22/2012 12:56 PM, Productnews wrote:
> > Am 22.10.2012 18:57, schrieb Arthur Koziol:
> >> 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
> > 
> > Hi Arthur
> > 
> > Galileo and Hubble work without problens with the Intel i915 1400x1050
> > graohics card.
> > what do you suggest for me to do? Forget Isotope?
> 
> Harald,
> 
> No, perhaps not forget Isotope. Kris might be releasing RC3 soon so
> maybe it'll help you. Remember that Galileo (7.1) and Hubble (8.2)
> didn't have all the KMS changes in it that 9.1 does. Did 9.0 work for
> you? And we all know at this point that NVidia is the best supported
> hardware on PCBSD because the KMS Intel driver is a mess.
> 
> Arthur
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Hi.

> And we all know at this point that NVidia is the best supported hardware on 
PCBSD because the KMS Intel driver is a mess.

I have to mention that that's right but be aware of optimus enabled laptops. 
They aren't currently supported in *BSDs and Linux's except those having BIOS 
or hardware switch.

Regards,
Vans.


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