Bug 208701

Summary: on install FreeBSD ANY version on an HP pavilion zv5000 zv6000 series the machine hang or power off
Product: Base System Reporter: lenzi.sergio
Component: miscAssignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Many People Keywords: patch
Priority: ---    
Version: CURRENT   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   
Description Flags
bypass the 8042 test.. none

Description lenzi.sergio 2016-04-11 15:11:18 UTC
Created attachment 169194 [details]
bypass the 8042 test..

Trying to install FreeBSD any version greater 5.0, on an OLD HP pavilion zvXXXX series, with both AMD or INTEL P2 the machine HANGS or POWER OFF.

This is a problem with the keyboard controller that the test routine in the FreeBSD kernel tests for the presence of controller CHIP.

a patch that does not test for the controller solve the problem , Perhaps a flag in the HINTS, should be implemented, because for, sure there are other ILL fated notebooks around.

I bought a quite new ZV5000 P4 for $30 and works very good.. amazing sound, graphics... 

After this patch, it runs FreeBSD 11 CURRENT to the fullest. I tested also on R10.0 and R10.3