Subject: Re: How to get X running?
To: Jonathan A. Kollasch <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 08/23/2006 00:15:32
On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 03:36:34PM -0500, Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
> > I just built a -current amd64 kernel and userland (except XFree) and tried
> > to start X (xinit) and the system rebooted immediately.  The same happens
> > with 3.0.1 release kernel and binaries.  I added DDB to my kernel config,
> > but the system still reboots without entering the debugger.
> Probably a X on NetBSD/amd64 issue.  I needed to keep memory hole remapping
> off on a box w/ 4GiB physical to get this to not happen.  I described this
> problem awhile back on this list.

Thanks.  My bios has two remapping options; "s/w remapping" and "h/w
remapping".  I disabled both and yea! - X no longer reboots the machine -
but, I now have only 3 GB of RAM available, probably the same amount as
under i386 port. :-(

Can I have both X and 4 GB?  Please? ;-)