Tyan Toledo q35T S5220 motherboard and FreeBSD

This is a short recap of experiences with FreeBSD on the Tyan q35T S5220 server motherboard. I had not seen a similar post elsewhere on the net so I put this together in an effort to help others who might have this board.
Before you begin, make sure you have the latest BIOS from Tyan. They don't distribute it on bootable media, so you probably have to hack around placing the BIOS files on a bootable CD image from

FreeBSD 7.1 Xorg configuration for VMWare guest

I thought it might be useful to post a properly configured /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for running FreeBSD 7.x under VMWare workstation using the open-vm-tools. This configuration works for me with Gnome on FreeBSD for both the mouse and screen options. Note that you do not have to have the console mouse configured - this config uses the direct PS/2 device. Note that you may have to update the font paths. The /windows font directory represents a copy of the C:\windows\fonts directory from a Windows XP system. This enables all of the Windows fonts to be available to FreeBSD.

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