Thread: Deadlock on 7.1
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Old 01-19-09, 02:08 AM   #4
sillium
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Default Re: Deadlock on 7.1

Hi,

i experienced similar problems on my box:
Intel X38, 4gig ram, 2x 8600GT

The nvidia drivers refused to work, they eventually locked up my box on starting X.

A possible solution for this seems to remove some RAM (to get below/equal to the 3gig limit on i386) or some other trick i found somewhere on the freebsd mailing list archives:

Put this line in /boot/loader.conf:

machdep.disable_mtrrs=1

I wonder why this is nowhere mentioned in the documentation/readme as it made everything work nicely even with 8gig of ram (despite of not having amd64..)

Hope this is helpful for you.
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