Originally Posted by rnejdl
My apologies for not being clear. The machdep flag is used in 32bit only. In 64 bit you don't need it. I haven't seen any system freezes in 64 bit for a long time, though. Are you able to capture any sort of debugging when it crashes?
No ... the machine immediately reboots to the bios loading screen ...
fsck is required on startup ... and /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log get wiped out ... and nothing relavent appears in dmesg or /var/log/messages. Really crummy in terms of getting any useful error messages ... :/
Originally Posted by adamk75
Is this an Optimus enabled laptop?
Yes it is ...
Also .. some more information ... I've tested this on Linux (Fedora14) as well and get a similar result .. it doesn't reboot ... but the system immediately becomes unusable ... freezes (*literally completely unresponsive*) ... kernel is 184.108.40.206-63_x86_64 if anyone is concerned.
In windows (*of course*) ... everything appears to work just fine ... :/ ... if you're into that sorta thing.
Also, the laptop has an integrated video (Sandy Beach PoS intel card) ... currently I have this running Fedora since the updated linux kernels support KMS/GEM ... while FreeBSD does not :/ .... *sigh*.
Hope this additional information may bring resolution.
Thanks again for your responses and suggestions.