Subject: Re: Install problems on Sony VAIO PCG-GR300



I have an ATI Mobility and it works great under XFree 3.3.6 I believe. I
think thats the default version installed when you configure X
server. Anyway it works great for my Dell Lattitude

Thomas B.

On 27 Mar 2002, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:

> On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 20:55, Chip Marshall wrote:
> > On March 27, 2002, Joe Clarke sent me the following:
> > > You're not going to be happy with this, but I bought a GR-370, and ended
> > > up getting rid of it since I never did get things working very well. I
> > > was able to install 4.5-RELEASE, -stable, and -current on the laptop
> > > (4.4-REL does _not_ work). I was not able to get sound working at all.
> > > I could only get X working on -stable, but it may work on -current now.
> > >
> > > I first installed on the whole disk. Then, I blew everything away, and
> > > restored just the C: drive from the Sony disks. After that, I installed
> > > FreeBSD on the remaining partition. I used the Standard boot manager
> > > selection. The laptop booted, and was pretty fast, but I wanted sound
> > > for my DVDs.
> > >
> > > If you think the boot sector might be corrupt, try an fdisk /mbr from a
> > > boot diskette. You can also use sysinstall from the install floppy to
> > > set the XP partition to be active.
> >
> > Hmm... this is unhappy news. I did manage to get it to dual-boot WinXP
> > and FreeBSD 4.5-R. It turned out I didn't set an active partition (big
> > duh.) I'm compiling X 4.2.0 now. I tried the OpenSound drivers
> > briefly, but they didn't seem to be happy, so I plan to look into it
> > more later....


>
> The best luck I had was -CURRENT with the
>
> options PCI_ENABLE_IO_MODES
>
> and PnP BIOS disabled.
>
> >
> > What sort of X problems were you having? I thought the Rage Mobility
> > was pretty well supported.
>
> I had no problems under 4.5. Under -CURRENT, the laptop locked up.
> This may be better now as it was about a month ago I had these
> problems. In any event, good luck.
>
> Joe
>
> >
> > --
> > Chip Marshall <chip@xxxxxxxxxx> http://www.chocobo.cx/chip/
> > GCM/CS d+(-) s+:++ a20>? C++ UB++++$ P+++$ L- E--- W++ N@ o K- w O M+ V--
> > PS+ PE Y+ PGP+ t+@ 5 X R@ tv+() b++>+++ DI++++ D(-) G++ e>++ h->++ r++ y-
> --
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>


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