I'm attempting to get a video card that DTRT on FreeBSD. I started with the graphics provided by an AMD A6-7470K, only to discover it's not yet supported. So I forked out for a recent nvidia card, and build/installed a new world/kernel. Everything seemed to be as one would expect, except there was an issue with loader.efi. So I had to move mine aside, and use the one off the install media (tho I understand the (u)efi has since been fixed). Now, I'm attempting to obtain textmode. The text stripped from a tty, and pasted to a new file in a textmode editor -- ee(1) for example; pads the line with spaces to EOL, and prefaces each line following the first line with rubbish (about 1 to 2 characters worth). So "graphics mode" or vt(4) isn't going to get it, for me. Textmode, and syscons(4) has always worked as expected, and I thought I'd try to re-enable it, or get textmode via vt(4). But all attempts fail. excerpt from my KERNCONF
device vga options VESA device sc options SC_PIXEL_MODE device vt device vt_vga device vt_efifb However, following the advice on the freebsd wiki, querying the value in sysctl(8) returns: # sysctl hw.vga.textmode sysctl: unknown oid 'hw.vga.textmode' OK how bout vidcontrol(1) # vidcontrol -i adapter vidcontrol: obtaining adapter information: Inappropriate ioctl for device So, it appears from my standpoint that textmode is no longer supported? FWIW: FreeBSD trump.whitehouse.gov.test 12.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #0 r314700: Sun Mar 5 09:01:30 PST 2017 r...@trump.whitehouse.gov.test:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/TESTKERN amd6 Thank you for anything that might help me obtain textmode again. --Chris _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"