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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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A truly odd situation with CQ62-410us compaq/hp laptop which fails due to some kind of apparent BIOS error- pressing escape in order to cause a boot device selection of DVD seems to solve the problem and allow boot to continue. Reference forum post near the end, last 2-3 comments, http://forums.pcbsd.org/archive/index.php/t-13590.html
  
one affected chip is http://ark.intel.com/products/32432
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Some have issues with suspend ob lind close which may be solved by an edit to /boot/loader.conf
solution during boot is to escape to loader prompt, type:
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#trying to disable suspend on lid close
 
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debug.acpi.enable_debug_objects="YES"
set hint.hpet.0.allowed_irqs="0x400000"
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debug.acpi.disabled="lid"
 
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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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Latest revision as of 06:08, 17 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.


A truly odd situation with CQ62-410us compaq/hp laptop which fails due to some kind of apparent BIOS error- pressing escape in order to cause a boot device selection of DVD seems to solve the problem and allow boot to continue. Reference forum post near the end, last 2-3 comments, http://forums.pcbsd.org/archive/index.php/t-13590.html


Some have issues with suspend ob lind close which may be solved by an edit to /boot/loader.conf

#trying to disable suspend on lid close
debug.acpi.enable_debug_objects="YES"
debug.acpi.disabled="lid"
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