Subject: -current vs a Dell Latitude c840
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Dokas <email@example.com>
Date: 06/04/2002 14:48:30
I just received a Dell Latitude c840 laptop yesterday, and I'm struggling
to shoehorn NetBSD onto it. Using both the 20020518-1.5ZC snapshot and
NetBSD-1.6_BETA1, I can install just fine. The floppy boots, sysinst
works great and I get NetBSD onto the drive without any problems.
However, when I boot off of the harddrive, the kernel loads and starts
probing the hardware and then hangs. I have to power cycle the machine
to get it back. This happens with the GENERIC and GENERIC_LAPTOP kernels.
The place where it hangs is where I would expect it to start probing
the PCMCIA subsystem. Basically, the last thing that I see is this:
audio0 at auich0: full duplex, mmap, independent
Intel 82801CA/CAM Modem (modem communications, revision 0x02) at pci0 dev 31 function 6 not configured
isa0 at pcib0
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x378-0x37b irq 7
I've also tried disabling various things through the BIOS. And I've
tried removing as much of the hardware as I can. Nothing helps.
I suspect that I'll need to build a custom kernel that avoids some broken
thing (PCMCIA and/or Cardbus perhaps?) That's my next task.
But, I thought that I'd toss this problem out and see if anyone else
had seen it.
Paul Dokas firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Juan Matus: "an enigma wrapped in mystery wrapped in a tortilla."