Subject: Re: i386 -current on Supermicro X7DAE
To: None <>
From: John R. Shannon <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/22/2007 04:39:01
FedEx just delivered a new computer based on the X7DA8 (the SCSI version 
of your board) yesterday afternoon so I'll setting it up over the next 
several days.

According to your Xfree86 log:

"Unknown NVIDIA chip found"

What video card are you using?

I backported support for the newer Nvidia chipsets (I'm using a GeForce
7800 GS) from Xorg CVS into pkgsrc/x11/xorg-server last fall for my own
use. I'll send you my patch set if you're using an unsupported video card.

Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
> Hi,
> I got my dirty hands on a nice system for evaluation and testing. It
> is based on Supermicro X7DAE m/b, came with only one dual core Merom
> class CPU. NetBSD Live! 2007 worked well enough, including automatic
> configuration of X (well, the Intel RAID configuration was not
> detected, neither the AHCI driver was present in 3.1, but that was
> expected; wm driver also did not work). After disabling the RAID but
> leaving the SATA controller in enhanced mode, -current (4.99.11, I am
> building releae of 4.99.12 right now) installed fine, recognizing both
> the ahcisata and the two onboard gigabit Ethernet ports (with ikphy);
> the sound was not recognized, though (I haven't checked this one yet).
> The problem I am aving is with X on -current. I ran xf86cfg, which
> turned my screen black. I then interrupted X with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
> and blindly typed 'reboot', which was done. So X actually works, but
> the monitor stays black (the monitor light is green, showing there is
> signal present). I setup sshd after that and now I am logged on the
> system from another place whilst the screen is pitch black. I might
> try Xorg tomorrow, but nevertheless this maybe a problem with -current
> which needs some attention. The fatal error from the Xfree86.0.log
> attached is just the stopping of the server.
> It's a decent system otherwise - one could put six hot-swap SATA
> drives (and two cold spares - there is space), second dual core CPU,
> more memory etc.
> Any ideas?
> Chavdar Ivanov

John R. Shannon, CISSP
Chief Scientist
DSCI, Information Assurance Division