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Date:      Sat, 19 Jul 1997 09:04:29 -0500
From:      Joe Diehl <joed@ptn.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   System Rebooting when starting X
Message-ID:  <19970719090428.61491@moros.ptn.net>

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Greetings,

I just upgraded my Pentium 60 system to an Asus P55T2P4S (on-board
AIC-7880) and I temporarily have an AMD K5-90 in the system until 
I buy either a K6-200 or and Intel 166-MMX (any recommendations for
a processor under FreeBSD?).

System boots up to the console just fine; however, as soon as I start
X the system either hangs or reboots after a little bit.  First thing
I notice is the hard drive stopping and the Monitor going to power
saving mode (ie no signal from the video card).

Any thoughts on this problem?  I'm going to take my Intel 166 out of
my machine at work and try it at home later tonight to see if that
fixes the problem; however, after searching through -hackers I'm not 
so sure that will fix the problem.

Notes: (1) I'm not overclocking 
       (2) I have tried slowing my ram down and increasing the voltage
           on the CPU to 2.9v. 
       (3) Problem is 100% reproduceable
       (4) I'm running FreeBSD 2.2.1-RELEASE
       (5) I've removed all cards except my video card and modem
           from the system to try to isolate a conflict
       (6) Video card is a Diamond Viper PCI w/ 2mb VRAM

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.  FreeBSD is a wonderful
operating system and despite pressures otherwise I refuse to give it
up... :)

Please send replies to joed@ptn.net.  Thanks again

---
Joe Diehl <joed@ptn.net>
Network and Systems Engineer
Paragon Technology, Inc.



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