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Old 04-17-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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ASUS a7v8x


seeing as im here i might as well post this

I am having MAJOR problems with freeBSD. whats the problem? It wont work on
my computer. It keeps booting until it gets to a part where it says clock is 213000000 hz (or something) and it freezes there.

My mobo is ASUS A7v8x, 1gb RAM, geforce FX 5800 ultra, internal GB LAN plus cheapo 10/100 NIC card...Oh yeah and I have a old style gameport joypad and a USB scanner plugged in.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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It could be an ACPI problem.

At the second prompt during boot, try this:
unset acpi_load
boot

IIRC, there should be two brief prompts during boot, one to pick a boot device, and the second pauses briefly to let you pick a kernel. It's the second prompt that you want to do the above.

If disabling ACPI allows it to boot, then have a look at this:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...cpi-debug.html
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:05 AM   #3
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Months late, but the problem is still there on FreeBSD 5.3Beta5, but can be fixed by simply updating the bios.

(This was the first hit I got when searching for an answer, so I figured I would answer it on this thread and hopfully save someone a bit of time)
 
Old 09-24-2004, 08:28 PM   #4
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What BIOS version is needed???
 
Old 09-28-2004, 01:38 PM   #5
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I used av8x4m13.awd from the asus site.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 02:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the answer! This should prove valuable to other people who are searching for the same question.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 10:52 AM   #7
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doesnt work
 
  


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