Bug 208701 - on install FreeBSD ANY version on an HP pavilion zv5000 zv6000 series the machine hang or power off
Summary: on install FreeBSD ANY version on an HP pavilion zv5000 zv6000 series the mac...
Status: Closed Overcome By Events
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-11 15:11 UTC by lenzi.sergio
Modified: 2021-01-16 21:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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bypass the 8042 test.. (741 bytes, patch)
2016-04-11 15:11 UTC, lenzi.sergio
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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