|Reported by:||nezumi||Owned by:||joshms|
Without NVidia 8400GS card I can install any of the 3 versions I am trying, With card this fails.
I am willing to troubleshoot from this side (I have many hours in already ) and feel free to put the Priority level where it actually resides.
*Specifics by version
Fails just after "Welcome to Grub!" statement and before you get to the PC-BSD options list.
PC-BSD 9.2: Screen changes to what resembles a non-moving version of analog TV static (as described in #666 as well from other user) and system reboots to start all this over again.
PC-BSD 10: Screen changes to black/blank and system reboots to start all this over again.
PC-BSD 9.1: I get exact same results as #666 (see bottom of this description)
But to clarify with PC-BSD 9.1 (FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-P15 Generic #7)
Will let live system load, go through install options and commit to disk, write and complete GUI install to stock "reboot me to complete" screen. When I reboot it shuts down fine.
upon reboot (with media out now):
Fails just after "Welcome to Grub!" statement and before you get to the PC-BSD options list. Screen changes to black/blank and system reboots to start all this over again. Fails just after "Welc.......
*Potentially useful info:
(also FreeBSD 10 & 9.2... but not the forum for that, just a heads up:
For 10 boot loader works and stalls at:
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 3.0 on psi0
pcib1: failed to allocate initial prefetch window: 0xb0000000-0xcfffffff
pci1: <ACPI bus> on pcib1
Then does not move from there.....
NVidia 8400GS card seems to be the only variable that when removed I can get past the Grub boot loader and install normally. But feel free to ask any info about hardware you wish.
Swapping to onboard VGA (card seated or out) and the system allows all normal operation but card does not get identified. I can do further testing if requested.
Card seated and any version of PC-BSD installed (card seated, reboot, disable onboard VGA, gets to grub loader and reboot)
Does not get to system with card installed (and onboard VGA off in Bios) so no abilities to Truss/DTrace/STrace here with NVidia as primary.
NVidia 8400GS video card (1GB DDR3)PCI-E desktop
8GB RAM DDR3 1333 mhz
2.66 Ghz Quad-Core Processor
Dell Serial ATA AHCI Bios version 1.1.0
Tried install on multiple drives of varying sizing
#216 - Slim chance of match
Seems to match #666 "closed System Defect (wontfix)"
In a nutshell, I'm trying to boot the 9.1 RC1 install DVD; it's one I picked up at the Ohio Linux Fest at the BSD booth. I've tried two different mother boards and two different cards in the nVidia 8400GS series. One is by MSI and one by ASUS. The board layouts are different. A GeForce?? 200 series on another machine works fine, so it seems unique to this series. The system correctly identifies either card as nVidia, and then loads the nVidia driver. But when X starts up, the screen goes to a mish mash of colored squares and jagged patterns. Selecting the VESA driver at startup generates exactly the same result, so it may not be the nVidia driver itself. Kernel? Installer?
Change History (8)
comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 3 months ago by joshms
- Component changed from Software Manager to System Configuration
- Owner set to joshms
- Priority changed from major to minor
- Status changed from new to assigned