Subject: Re: i386 -current on Supermicro X7DAE
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <email@example.com>
Date: 02/22/2007 11:50:41
On 22/02/07, John R. Shannon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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?
It's a Quadro FX560.
> 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.
Thanks; I will try later today to run Xorg on the box to see if the
stock 6.9 from pkgsrc will cope.
> 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?
> John R. Shannon, CISSP
> Chief Scientist
> DSCI, Information Assurance Division