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Old 08-28-2004, 05:21 PM   #16
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Nope, cant do anything in the bios. Its empty. The only thing I can change is like FN key swap, Paralell port type, fan on/off, and the system ids.

Otherwise its empty.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 07:07 PM   #17
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Also whats funny is that I ran Fbsd 5.1 flawlessley for about 4 months until I formatted and accidentally killed the partition.
Hmmm my bet would have to be acpi then. There where some major changes from 5.1->5.2 in the acpi departement. If worse comes to worse you could always try a 4.10 release.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 07:21 PM   #18
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Hmmm my bet would have to be acpi then. There where some major changes from 5.1->5.2 in the acpi departement. If worse comes to worse you could always try a 4.10 release.
I was thinking about 4.10, that is my last resort.

Question, where can I get a list of the difference between 5.1. and 5.2?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 07:23 PM   #19
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http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.2....otes-i386.html

It looks like the driver for re also changed... Second could it be possible your cable was damaged? Have you tried another cable?

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Old 08-28-2004, 09:28 PM   #20
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If you're absolute about chosing 5.2.1, to my knowledge can't you change the Options on your disc to fetch another version of FreeBSD? Say you had the 4.10-stable. Can't you change the options on the installation to fetch FreeBSD 5.2.1-current? Just a thought if you were bent on getting FreeBSD 5.2.1 =)
 
Old 08-28-2004, 09:47 PM   #21
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If you're absolute about chosing 5.2.1, to my knowledge can't you change the Options on your disc to fetch another version of FreeBSD? Say you had the 4.10-stable. Can't you change the options on the installation to fetch FreeBSD 5.2.1-current? Just a thought if you were bent on getting FreeBSD 5.2.1 =)
I can always re download the 4.10 mini iso, I have broad band. But yes I am hellbent on getting 5.2.1 to work.

Im home now so im gonna give it another go.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:38 PM   #22
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5.3beta1 is out now, so you could always try upgrading to that. By the way, I saw another post a few days ago (I think it was in the Networking forum right here) about watchdog timeouts with a Realtek. The poster ended up buying a different card and it worked flawlessly. You have to realize that Realtek uses absolute crap parts and hardly implement any logic on the card, so it forces most of the work to the CPU. It's pretty common for a Realtek card to simply stop working.

I would recommend a new card, and stear clear of anything with a Realtek or National Semiconductor chip in it. That takes some work since a lot of cards OEM NatSemi chipsets. If you want the absolute most reliable and fastest cards, get Intel. 3COM is usually good, but some of their older card had flakey problems in a few specific models.

The tricky thing about Linksys and Netgear is that they OEM many different chipsets from one card model to the next. Some of their cards use Tulip-based chipsets, which are generally OK. Others use Realtek, and other National Semiconductor. Your best bet is to stick to Intel or 3COM.

PS, before you buy a card check this list to see which models use which chipsets.
 
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I cant change the card, its a laptop with an onboard chip.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:08 AM   #24
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No PCMCIA slot???
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:24 AM   #25
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No PCMCIA slot???

Why would I want to use a PCMCIA slot. Thats just gonna add to the bulk.

Question, how do I disable ACPI from the startup of BSD? I cant find it in sysinstall.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:50 AM   #26
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The magnifasence of the BSD handbook in all its glory, figure out the above question 20 seconds after posting it.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 06:31 PM   #27
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My re0 timeout mystery solved...

Hi, after having read your comments and phenomena I played around with my setup and notice that I was using a DHCP-Server to get my IP adderss, so I set it Manually and that seems to get rid of the Timeouts... I did disable ACPI though.

cheers,

Steve C
 
  


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