On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:46 AM, Daniele Mazzotti <kappe...@gmail.com>

> Hi,
> thanks again for your precious help. The suspend mode is not working yet
> as VESA option is still in my kernel configuration. I wanted to wait before
> removing it as I was not sure that intel video driver would have worked. My
> intention was to have a working setup with intel and being able to switch
> amongst vt(s) before getting rid of vesa, as I would peferer having the
> possibility to switch amongst vt(s)  than putting my laptop to suspend.
> By the way I have a 10-RELEASE therefore I suspect I will have to
> recompile the kernel with VT. Did I get you right?
> I googled a bit and it seems that the only thing I have to do is to add
> these devices to my kernel:
> device vt
> device vt_vga
> This is the source I am referring to: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons.
> Is this it?
> Cheers and thanks again,
> Daniele.
Maybe and maybe not. The wiki page needs updating.

Look at /sys/ARCH/conf for a VT configuration. If it is there, just build a
kernel with:
# make buildkernel kernconf=VT && make installkernel kernconf=VT
(You probably want to  add a reasonable -j option for your hardware to the

If you don't have a VT config file, than just set the kern.vty=vt loadable
in /boot/loader.conf. No need to build a new kernel.

> 2014-07-26 8:14 GMT+02:00 Kevin Oberman <rkober...@gmail.com>:
>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Bykov Vladislav <> <envol...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:43:11PM +0200, Daniele Mazzotti wrote:
>>> > The error I get anytime I try to switch between terminals is the
>>> following
>>> > one " drmDropMaster failed: Unknown error: -22"
>>> This is okay, if you can't switch back to tty after starting Xorg in KMS
>>> mode using old syscons driver. There is already work going on with new
>>> driver, vt. I didn't test it though.
>>> At least, suspend is works now?
>> Try adding  kern.vty=vt to /boot/loader.conf. In recent 9-stable,
>> 10-stable, and head kernels, this is all it takes to switch to vt(4). If
>> you have an older kernel or are running any release, you will need to
>> rebuild the kernel using the VT configuration. The loader option may have
>> made 9.3, but I'm not sure. I don't believe vt(4) is available for 8.
>> --
>> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
>> E-mail: rkober...@gmail.com
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