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Old 06-11-10, 06:57 PM   #2
PatrickPowell
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Default Re: Dell Precision M6500 + FreeBSD 7.3 or 8.0, FX2800m system locks up

I was just looking at another posting, issues with 4GB of RAM on a system.

The suggestion was to put the following in /boot/loader.conf:

machdep.disable_mtrrs="1"

I did this, rebooted, ran 'startx' and X now starts up.

From the FreeBSD loader(8) man page:
machdep.disable_mttrs Disable the use of i686 MTRRs (x86 only)

I am surprised that this was necessary...
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