[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD9.1-x86 headaches

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Sat Jan 26 11:43:15 PST 2013


After all my disappointments with upgrading from PCBSD9.1-RC3 to
PCBSD9.1 (x86) (see earlier mails of mine), I decided to do a fresh
installation starting from the DVD image.

I have a Dell Latitude D610 with a Intel 915 graphics controller and a
1400x1050 screen size. See the pciconf output below. PCBSD runs on a
plugged-in USB HDD (320 GB WD3200MEW).

- The installation itself ran OK. But after the initial reboot, when the
X server gets configured, the system shows a black screen after
configuring (intel driver, 1400x1050, this is basically correct).

- The system does not halt nor reboot from the black screen, a hard
power off is necessary (pressing the power button some 15 secs).

- I "configured" the X server by taking over my earlier xorg.conf file
(from RC3) and deleting the necessary dot files (in /root, if I remember
correctly), so the system can now be started.

- Switching to virtual consoles, like CTL-ALT-F1 etc., results in a
blurred screen. Returning to X is not possible, the system hangs. A hard
power off is again necessary.

- The same thing happens when I log out or (try to) shut down - black
screen, then hard power off.

Needless to say that 9.0 and above all 8.x ran all OK, only 9.1 RELEASE
shows this behaviour.

- I run this system on a plugged in USB drive (320 GB WD3200MEW). During
startup, the system often blocks for seconds or minutes (incl. the
wallclock time  on the desktop). This has happened with all PCBSD and
FreeBSD versions that I have tried in the past. It appears to me that
the USB HDD "chokes" and needs a long time to recover. Interestingly
enough, this happens only with *BSD, but running Linux off the USB HDD
works OK (yes, a bit slower that the built-in HDD, but never mind
that...). It therre a problem with the USB HDD driver? Could this be fixed?

Here my output for pciconf:

$ sudo pciconf -lbcev
Password:
hostb0 at pci0:0:0:0:      class=0x060000 card=0x01821028 chip=0x25908086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM
Controller'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = HOST-PCI
    cap 09[e0] = vendor (length 9) Intel cap 2 version 1
    PCI errors = Received Master-Abort
vgapci0 at pci0:0:2:0:     class=0x030000 card=0x01821028 chip=0x25928086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller'
    class      = display
    subclass   = VGA
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdff00000, size 524288,
enabled
    bar   [14] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xec38, size  8, enabled

    bar   [18] = type Prefetchable Memory, range 32, base 0xc0000000,
size 268435456, enabled

    bar   [1c] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdfec0000, size 262144,
enabled
    cap 01[d0] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
vgapci1 at pci0:0:2:1:     class=0x038000 card=0x01821028 chip=0x27928086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller'
    class      = display
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdff80000, size 524288,
enabled
    cap 01[d0] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
pcib1 at pci0:0:28:0:      class=0x060400 card=0x00000000 chip=0x26608086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x01
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-PCI
    cap 10[40] = PCI-Express 1 root port max data 128(128) link x1(x1)
    cap 05[80] = MSI supports 1 message
    cap 0d[90] = PCI Bridge card=0x00000000
    cap 01[a0] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
ecap 0002[100] = VC 1 max VC1
ecap 0005[180] = unknown 1
  PCI-e errors = Correctable Error Detected
uhci0 at pci0:0:29:0:      class=0x0c0300 card=0x01821028 chip=0x26588086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    bar   [20] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xbf80, size 32, enabled
uhci1 at pci0:0:29:1:      class=0x0c0300 card=0x01821028 chip=0x26598086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    bar   [20] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xbf60, size 32, enabled
uhci2 at pci0:0:29:2:      class=0x0c0300 card=0x01821028 chip=0x265a8086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    bar   [20] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xbf40, size 32, enabled
uhci3 at pci0:0:29:3:      class=0x0c0300 card=0x01821028 chip=0x265b8086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    bar   [20] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xbf20, size 32, enabled
ehci0 at pci0:0:29:7:      class=0x0c0320 card=0x01821028 chip=0x265c8086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xffa80800, size 1024, enabled
    cap 01[50] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 0a[58] = EHCI Debug Port at offset 0xa0 in map 0x14
pcib2 at pci0:0:30:0:      class=0x060401 card=0x01821028 chip=0x24488086
rev=0xd3 hdr=0x01
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801 Mobile PCI Bridge'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-PCI
    cap 0d[50] = PCI Bridge card=0x01821028
pcm0 at pci0:0:30:2:       class=0x040100 card=0x01821028 chip=0x266e8086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio
Controller'
    class      = multimedia
    subclass   = audio
    bar   [10] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xed00, size 256, enabled
    bar   [14] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xec40, size 64, enabled
    bar   [18] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdfebfe00, size 512, enabled
    bar   [1c] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdfebfd00, size 256, enabled
    cap 01[50] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
none0 at pci0:0:30:3:      class=0x070300 card=0x542314f1 chip=0x266d8086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem
Controller'
    class      = simple comms
    subclass   = generic modem
    bar   [10] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xee00, size 256, enabled
    bar   [14] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xec80, size 128, enabled
    cap 01[50] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
isab0 at pci0:0:31:0:      class=0x060100 card=0x01821028 chip=0x26418086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-ISA
atapci0 at pci0:0:31:2:    class=0x010180 card=0x01821028 chip=0x26538086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller'
    class      = mass storage
    subclass   = ATA
    bar   [20] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0xbfa0, size 16, enabled
    cap 01[70] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
none1 at pci0:0:31:3:      class=0x0c0500 card=0x01821028 chip=0x266a8086
rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = SMBus
    bar   [20] = type I/O Port, range 32, base 0x10c0, size 32, enabled
bge0 at pci0:2:0:0:        class=0x020000 card=0x01821028 chip=0x167714e4
rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
    device     = 'NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 64, base 0xdfdf0000, size 65536, enabled
    cap 01[48] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 03[50] = VPD
    cap 05[58] = MSI supports 8 messages, 64 bit
    cap 10[d0] = PCI-Express 1 endpoint max data 128(128) link x1(x1)
ecap 0001[100] = AER 1 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 1 corrected
ecap 0002[13c] = VC 1 max VC0
     Corrected = Bad DLLP
cbb0 at pci0:3:1:0:        class=0x060700 card=0x01821028 chip=0x8036104c
rev=0x00 hdr=0x02
    vendor     = 'Texas Instruments'
    device     = 'PCI6515 Cardbus Controller'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-CardBus
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdfc00000, size 4096, enabled
    cap 01[a0] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D1 D2 D3  current D0
none2 at pci0:3:1:5:       class=0x078000 card=0x01821028 chip=0x8038104c
rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Texas Instruments'
    device     = 'PCI6515 SmartCard Controller'
    class      = simple comms
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdfcfd000, size 4096, enabled
    bar   [14] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdfcfe000, size 4096, enabled
    cap 01[44] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D1 D2 D3  current D0
iwi0 at pci0:3:3:0:        class=0x028000 card=0x10218086 chip=0x42238086
rev=0x05 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection'
    class      = network
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 32, base 0xdfcff000, size 4096, enabled
    cap 01[dc] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
$

thanks for your help

Harald


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