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Re: port-amd64/42631: Booting 5.0.1/amd64 (or 5.0.1/i386) install kernel gets page fault on Dell Inspiron 545s
The following reply was made to PR kern/42631; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-amd64/42631: Booting 5.0.1/amd64 (or 5.0.1/i386) install
kernel gets page fault on Dell Inspiron 545s
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:58:56 +0000
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 01:55:02PM +0000, Dennis Ferguson wrote:
> Thanks very much. I meant to mention in the original bug report
> that the machine has no dedicated keyboard port and ddb seemed
> to lose the USB keyboard after the crash, leaving no way to
> type "bt" at it.
Ah, yes, that does tend to happen, maybe someday it'll get fixed :(
> That doesn't matter, however, since disabling azalia with boot -c
> or, equivalently, disabling the audio in the BIOS, eliminated the
> problem. The installed system is now up and running. I'll
> re-enable the audio when I can build a newer kernel to make sure
> this particular machine will boot with the replacement driver,
> though since the machine will be living in a closet with a
> serial console I'm not unhappy with the work-around, either.
If you get a chance, let us know whether it works -- if there's
something odd about this particular audio setup, it might break the
new driver too, in which case it would be good to get it fixed. If
it's just azalia, well, there's a reason we've replaced that code...
David A. Holland
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