Difference between revisions of "Talk:Laptops"

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need to add something somewhere about usb chipset issues (bug report: http://markmail.org/message/smxnofrdmmkxyvnd)
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It would be helpful to have any idea what some of the errors these various problems give as output, even if it is a panic shortly after an attempted boot. Knowing what the problem looks like in those situations where the hardware may not be fully known, would be a great help in making suggestions for possible fixes- and also might help with generalizing with errors that have similar solutions.
 
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one affected chip is http://ark.intel.com/products/32432
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solution during boot is to escape to loader prompt, type:
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set hint.hpet.0.allowed_irqs="0x400000"
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set the hint to install and once again in the loader to boot the install, then add it to loader.conf
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http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/device-hints.html
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the issue is with the acer product specifically the bios settings for the HPET timer in the 2920z model laptop
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not specific to the merom2 chipset
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so, would probably be more useful in a HCL section if you have one
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put an entry for like acer 2920z laptop, (requires: hint.....
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Revision as of 01:29, 13 January 2012

It would be helpful to have any idea what some of the errors these various problems give as output, even if it is a panic shortly after an attempted boot. Knowing what the problem looks like in those situations where the hardware may not be fully known, would be a great help in making suggestions for possible fixes- and also might help with generalizing with errors that have similar solutions.