On Thursday 05 October 2006 07:51, Eugene Grosbein wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 10:30:09AM +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
> > >>When this kind of thing happens you just need to periodically make a bit
> > >>of noise to make sure it doesn't get forgotten. In particular you should
> > >>mention the problem to re@ so they can investigate and track it.
> > >
> > >Do I need to bother re@ with non-working fdc(4) in 6.2-PRERELEASE?
> > >http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/103841
> > >
> > >In short: dual boot computer, floppy drive works in Windows, does not work
> > >at all in 6.2-PRE.
> > Could you try booting a 6.1 or 6.0 CD and see if this is a regression from
> > previous FreeBSD versions? Often, floppy disk problems are a symptom of an
> > ACPI/BIOS problem, FYI, so you might want to check if there's a BIOS update
> > from your system/motherboard vendor.
> I run latest BIOS afaik.
> It's definetely a regression from 4.11-STABLE that runs fine
> on this system with ACPI fully enabled (see also followup to the PR
> that I made today for more details). I have up-to-date mirror of FreeBSD Repo
> here so can build 6.1 or 6.0 kernel to test, and I will.
The ACPI in 4.11 is not fully enabled by any stretch of the imagination. It
only manages the power button. :) It doesn't enumerate devices like fdc0.
4.x only uses PNPBIOS and kernel config for that.