On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:02:06 +0000 Steven Hartland <kill...@multiplay.co.uk>
> Add the following to /boot/loader.conf
> Its a tunable but not a sysctl so you can't query it, you just need to
> set it by adding it to /boot/loader.conf:
WOW. Thanks for the fast reply!
I gave your suggestion a try. But it was ignored. :-(
All my other boxes run the nvidia blob, and provide textmode,
and support sc/syscons(4). But I'm not using (u)efi on them.
Maybe that's the trouble?
Thanks again, Steven!
> On 20/03/2017 21:58, Chris H wrote:
> > 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
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