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Date:      Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:28:44 -0500
From:      Glen Barber <>
To:        Gary Kline <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: panic? i386 on dell duo
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Hi Gary,

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Gary Kline <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 07:57:19PM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
>> Hi
>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 5:58 PM, Gary Kline <> wrote:
>> >
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0something panicked my dell. =A0more than twice. =A0i ha=
ve loaded, the
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0i386 7.2-R Dvd. =A0the panic was something like
>> >
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0PHY#1
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0panic[y/n]y
>> Do you have a crash report in /var/crash ?
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0no, nada. =A0i didnt know about /var/crash until now, than=
ks for the
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0datapoint. =A0it is empty.

Very important location on your system after a (possible) panic.

>> >
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0then something about cpu 0 being involved.
>> >
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0i have the 8.0 rc3 bootonly.iso cd. =A0should i try tha=
t? =A0or did
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0dell ship me a bad computer?
>> >
>> I'll keep my opinions to myself...
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0well, i'd laugh, glen, but i hurt my back twisting over to=
 my right
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0[[ with my left hand]] to use the dell keybd. =A0 yes, why=
 would any
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0body do anybody else a bad deed.
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0here is more complete version of the events of the day.
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0my network bud down in dallas is helping me get the dell a=
s my
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0new server. =A0my old hp kayak is from 1998 and on its dea=
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0okay: i have 7.2-R, i386. =A0installs fine. =A0 jon horne =
changed the
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0IP that the op sys | DHCP suite chose from to
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A010.47.0.230. =A0i do not know why, but he change the ifcon=
fig line in
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0/etc/rc.conf from =3D"DHCP" to =3D"inet netmas=
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0or something similar. =A0jon says that the IP can't or sho=
uldn't be
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0D=3DDynamic but stable. =A0surely this is right. ---in my =
old config
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0prior to jan 2008 or dec 2007 i had every local IP tied do=
wn in a
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0file in /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf [or similar]. =A0it work=
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0flawlessly. =A0now i am using pfSense and i *think* there =
is a config
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0file in there that makes local IP's stable.

Network configuration "should not" provoke a panic, unless the driver
is at fault (which you have not stated which driver this is).

> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0anybody know if i'm right?

No clue about pfsense....

> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0anyway, after my dell was reset to 0.230 from 0.112, thing=
s began to
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0fail. =A0i do not know very much about networking or dhcp;=
 just enough
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0to know that if something works, that is a Good sigh!
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0i need to move over my /etc/namedb/* files; i need to set =
up mail--
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0dovecot[?]; and lastly, apache22. =A0i've got the files, j=
ust don't
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0know how-to make the switch from my 1998 server to my 2009
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0computer.
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0thanks to all who have read this far. =A0ideas, suggestion=
s very
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0welcome. =A0a severe wind storm tonight may take down my n=
etwork any
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0time. =A0sooner is better, :-)
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0gary
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0ideas?
>> >
>> > =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0gary
>> >
>> >
>> >

Glen Barber

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